National Publication Ranks St. Francis University Among Best Colleges – Shaw Local
joliet – A national magazine ranked the University of St. Francis at Joliet as the fifth-best college in the state among the top 20% of colleges in the nation.
Money magazine included USF in its list of top colleges released earlier this month, according to a press release.
Money’s Best Colleges in America 2022 publication ranked USF fifth among the 26 Illinois colleges and universities included in the ranking and 107th overall out of a total of 623 ranked.
“High school students and parents considering going to college, and adults considering higher education are right to be cautious when investing time and money in an educational program,” said USF Vice President of Admissions Eric Wignall said in a statement. “A college degree can be worth millions of dollars over the course of a career. USF has designed programs of study that help our graduates launch truly useful and meaningful careers.
Wignall added that it was “really gratifying” that Money recognized USF for offering its award-winning degree programs.
Money magazine only included US colleges that had sufficient and reliable data to analyze, according to the press release. To make the list, a college’s graduation rate must be at or above the median of its institutional category, which includes public, private, or historically black colleges and universities.
Alternatively, it must be in the top 25% of its “value-added” graduation analysis, which means the graduation rate must be higher than expected for colleges enrolling similar students.