Joliet, Ill. – U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2024-2025 Best Graduate Schools rankings, and the University of St. Francis (USF) was recognized on two lists in the report.

Lists on which USF is recognized includes: Education – one of eleven Illinois schools recognized and Nursing (Master’s) – one of eleven Illinois schools recognized.

“USF offers incredibly valuable, nationally-recognized graduate degree programs, which is certainly validated through recognition from organizations such as U.S. News & World Report,” USF President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D., said.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 3,300 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 53,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

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