4th best in the Midwest
Fourth best in the Midwest! That's how UIS was ranked for 2009 in the category of "master's institutions" by U.S. News and World Report. It was the first time UIS was eligible for these rankings after we first admitted freshmen in 2001. We were hoping to be ranked somewhere, but to achieve such a high level on our first try was incredibly gratifying. It ratifies what we've been pursuing relentlessly since implementing our new strategic plan in 2006 -- to be one of the top five small public liberal arts universities in the nation. We're on our way.