The No. 24 spot in the U.S. News & World Report Midwest Regional Universities rankings belongs to Lewis University. Once again, the university is in the Top 25 universities on the list climbing four spots from last year.
Among the key factors considered in the Midwest Regional Universities rankings were student selectivity, graduation rate performance, retention of students, financial resources, faculty resources, alumni giving and evaluations by administrators at peer institutions.
Lewis University’s overall score increased by an impressive 12 points this year. “Much has been written about the dire state of higher education in Illinois, but we see nothing but great opportunities ahead for our students,” said Ray Kennelly, senior vice president for enrollment management. “The rankings provide a tangible symbol of Lewis’s continual improvement and commitment to the long-term career success of our students.”
Lewis University also moved in the rankings to the Top 20 Best Colleges for Veterans Midwest Regional University rankings. It placed No. 19 of universities on the list of top colleges and universities that assist military veterans and active-duty service members by offering an affordable education.
“This ranking recognizes how our services extend beyond the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program to benefit our students. Our Office for Veterans Affairs and Recruitment works with the Student Veterans of America Chapter to provide unparalleled support,” commented Dr. David Livingston, president of Lewis University.
The 2017 edition of U.S. News’ Best Colleges rankings is available on usnews.com, which features extensive statistical profiles for each school. It also includes a college search for students and parents looking for the university or college that best fits their needs.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.Listen to a WJOL podcast with Dr. Livingston's conversation about the ranking.
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