Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) continues to be recognized by national ranking agencies as one of the top institutions of higher education in Illinois. Most recently, USF was ranked as one of the best schools in Illinois according to WalletHub’s 2024 Best Colleges and Universities rankings.

In this year’s WalletHub report, which was compiled by comparing more than 800 higher education institutions across 30 key measures within seven categories that included Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes, USF was recognized as one of the top eight overall colleges and universities in Illinois. WalletHub’s rankings also placed USF at #37 in the Midwest rankings, and ranked USF #1 in Illinois in the “Campus Safety” category for a fourth consecutive year. To view the list in its entirety, visit

WalletHub representative Adam McCann indicated that the website’s rankings are designed to help students identify both good schools and good deals.

“In a fierce global economy, a college degree can help secure employment and keep you ahead of the competition. Though success ultimately rests on students’ own determination and performance, the quality of the schools they choose can certainly have an impact. However, attending higher education requires more than just the grades to get in. You will also need the financial resources to attend. It varies depending on the school’s public or private status and whether it’s in-state. For those prices, students want to know they are getting a good deal,” McCann said.

For more information on USF programs, financial assistance options or to learn more about registration, visit

The University of St. Francis is also consistently ranked among the best when it comes to quality education, affordability, and accessibility. Visit to view USF’s most recent national accolades.

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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.

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