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The University of Illinois Springfield is taking the top prize yet again on U.S. News & World Report list of top public regional universities in Illinois.

UIS was also ranked the fourth-best public university in the Midwest regional category.

“While our students and alumni tell us we are No. 1, for the third year in a row these rankings confirm the high-quality education students receive at UIS,” said UIS Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney. “This prestigious ranking shows our prospective and current students, our alumni and friends that the UIS college experience is outstanding. Our inspiring faculty and staff and hardworking students dedicated to the public good is the UIS difference.”

This story aired on WICS Newschannel 20 on Sept. 13, 2021.

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