Illinois State University is once again ranked among the top public universities in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges rankings. Illinois State is ranked 104th, up from 105th in the 2021 rankings.

The University is also ranked among the top national universities. The latest rankings place Illinois State at 202nd, compared to 206th the previous year.

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U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a number of factors such as peer assessment scores, student retention and graduation rates, graduation rates of Pell grant recipients, student-to-faculty ratio, and alumni giving.