Nationally Ranked

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The University of St. Francis is consistently top-ranked among the best universities on both regional and national levels. USF was listed in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” and was also listed as a best college in The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges: Region by Region” edition. The university has also been identified as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and a College of Distinction by While the national rankings are driven by quantitative data, the College of Distinction designation speaks to USF’s quality, particularly the ability to help students grow intellectually, become engaged in learning within and outside the classroom and succeed upon graduation.

Learn more about these honors and the ranking organizations here:

U.S. News & World Report:

Princeton Review (2008-2015)
Military Friendly School (2011-2015)
Colleges of Distinction (2011-2015)
Economist “Alumni Earnings Above Expectation” (2015)


Other Accolades

  • A Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program report named USF as one of 15 Illinois colleges with the “best added values” based on the mid-career salaries of their graduates. (May 2015)
  • After an assessment of thousands of online master’s programs, USF’s online healthcare administration program was named one of the best in the U.S. by Only 48 programs made the list, and USF was one of only three programs in Illinois to be recognized. (May 2015)
  • USF was named as one of the Most Affordable Online Colleges by AC Online. (2014)