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The University of St. Francis in Joliet

JOLIET – The University of St. Francis (USF) is ranked as the number one private Master’s institution in Illinois by MONEY magazine in the 2017 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list.

The study utilizes research on education quality, financing and value to determine the 711 colleges and universities that made the list. Factors within these categories include instructor and peer quality, net price of a degree and graduate earnings.

At No. 234 overall, the listing highlights USF’s generous financial aid benefits and strong graduation rate as major assets to the university. Ninety-nine percent of students receive some kind of financial aid, including the 86% who receive merit based grants.

The University of St. Francis made the list alongside some of its larger public peers, proving that USF is a quality option for higher education in the state. The full list can be found here.

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