USF Named Among the Best Colleges in Illinois by

Joliet, Ill. –, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning, has included University of St. Francis (USF) in its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois in 2023. The research identifies top schools in the state based on tuition fees, credit requirements, and the available formats for coursework (i.e., on-campus or online classes). implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. “The University of St. Francis continues to earn recognition from a wide variety of national ranking organizations, which serves as validation of the quality and the value of USF’s programs. These rankings also serve as a source of pride for our faculty, administrators and staff, who collectively create the USF experience that prepares women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership,” said Dave DiLorenzo, USF director of community and employee relations. Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, with graduates earning 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as master’s, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.6% for those with a doctorate. To access the complete ranking, please visit About provides unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The website offers curated guides that include the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships, and even study strategies. With comprehensive, user-friendly guides and hundreds of program rankings, is a trusted source among students and prospective students. Visit to learn more. : : The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 53,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose. # # #