The following story was broadcast by WICS-TV 20 on Sept. 18, 2023.
"The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) has been ranked the top public regional university in Illinois for a fifth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in 2024 Best Colleges rankings.
UIS was also ranked the sixth-best public regional university in the Midwest regional category.
'We take pride in our consistent recognition as one of the nation's top public universities,' said UIS Chancellor Janet L. Gooch. 'This underscores our unwavering dedication to student achievement and reaffirms UIS as a top choice for students seeking a high-quality education, whether they opt for online courses or choose to study on campus, supported by exceptional faculty and staff.'”