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Illinois State graduate programs advance in the U.S. News & World Report rankings

Illinois State University moved up in the rankings for U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of the Best Graduate Schools rankings.

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

The College of Education ranked 108th in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Graduate Schools rankings compared to 120th in the 2018 rankings. The College of Business part-time MBA program ranked 92nd in the 2019 rankings compared to 143rd in 2018. Mennonite College of Nursing ranked 98th in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Graduate Schools Master’s rankings in nursing, compared to 115th in the 2018 rankings. For the first time, Mennonite College of Nursing was included in the Doctor of Nursing Practice category, with a ranking of 105.

“These rankings are a testament to the excellent education being provided by our dedicated faculty,” said Vice President and Provost Jan Murphy. “They are also a validation that Illinois State University continues to be a higher education leader in the United States.”

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.

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