Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Many reasons to celebrate at UIS!

This week has been full of reasons for celebration. Early in the week with official enrollment numbers in, we learned that UIS’ enrollment topped 5,000 students for the third consecutive year. I'm especially pleased that the number of freshmen choosing UIS increased by 16% this year and our freshman class is increasingly diverse! Equally exciting are the 2013 U.S. News & World Report college rankings that were released just hours ago. UIS has now moved up from fourth place to second in the Midwest public regional university ranking category. We also continue to be ranked the #1 regional public university in Illinois. This year's jump in the rankings is a real tribute to the quality of student that we attract and to the exceptional education experience that our outstanding faculty and staff provide. It’s nice to be reminded sometimes that UIS is a great place to pursue the University of Illinois degree!