Joliet, Ill. – U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings, and the University of St. Francis (USF) was recognized on four lists in the report. Lists on which USF is recognized includes: Education – one of thirteen Illinois schools recognized; Nursing (DNP) – one of seven Illinois schools recognized; Nursing (Master’s) – one of nine Illinois schools recognized; and Physician Assistant. “USF offers incredibly valuable, nationally-recognized graduate degree programs, which is certainly validated through recognition from organizations such as U.S. News & World Report,” USF President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D., said. Visit for a full list of graduate programs available at USF. Visit for a comprehensive listing of USF’s national recognition. Visit and search “best graduate schools rankings” to review the U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings. : : 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. # # #