Illinois State University is included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of the Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Illinois State is recognized for its graduate programs in the College of Education, its master’s degree programs in Mennonite College of Nursing, and its part-time MBA program in the College of Business.

Illinois State is one of four Illinois public universities named in the 2018 rankings for graduate education programs, one of two listed for nursing master’s programs, and one of three Illinois public universities listed in the part-time MBA category.

U.S. News ranks programs based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students. The data come from statistical surveys sent to administrators at more than 1,970 graduate programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 16,500 academics and professionals in the disciplines.