Eastern Illinois University continues to be recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings, most recently being named No. 5 among the Midwest ’s top public regional universities.
The Charleston based university is the top ranking Illinois school on the list.
Eastern also was ranked 30, up from 31 in the 2015 rankings, among all Midwestern regional universities offering a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. EIU is the highest ranking public university in Illinois on that list, released today as part of the magazine’s 2016 edition of “Best Colleges.”
The region encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Rankings are based on schools’ academic reputations, student selectivity, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources and alumni giving.