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Dominican University advanced its position among the top universities in the Midwest while becoming #1 in the region for educational value, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report’s prestigious 2024 Best Colleges report. 

Dominican ranked #11 among nearly 160 regional universities in the Midwest, advancing four places from the previous year and maintaining a spot among the top 15 Midwestern universities.

In addition to advancing three places to #1 in the Midwest for best value, Dominican maintained its place as #1 in the state of Illinois for not only best value, but social mobility and innovation as well. 

“We are extremely proud to continue to be ranked among the top schools in the Midwest,” said Dr. Glena G. Temple, president of Dominican University. “Once again, these rankings only affirm our commitment to providing an equitable, affordable, and supportive education to all. Seeing our students achieve so that they may join in the creation of a more just and humane world is both our mission and our everyday practice.” 

U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on a system that evaluates a number of indicators, including academic excellence, graduation and retention rates, assessment by institutional peers and high school counselors, student selectivity, ratio of students to faculty, and alumni giving.