ISU makes national rankings for excellence, value

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NORMAL, Ill. — Illinois State University was ranked as one of the top 100 public institutions in the nation in a U.S. News & World report, as well as one of the top values in the Midwest in a Washington Monthly report.

According to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, ISU is 98th among public universities across the United States. Washington Monthly placed the college at 66th out of all national universities, and 15th in the “Best Bang for the Buck in the Midwest” category.

“Though we place more importance on people than statistics, our continued appearance on these rankings is another reminder of how we bring our values to life and within reach of students’ pocketbooks,” ISU President Larry Dietz said in a statement. “The dedication to our values—such as teaching and learning, individualized attention, respect, and diversity and inclusion—emerge inside and outside the classroom every day, and adds to our culture of excellence.”

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on factors such as peer assessment scores from college and university presidents, provosts, and deans of admissions. Washington Monthly factors in an institution’s contribution to the public in social mobility, research, and promoting public service.

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