TOP TEN BUSINESS PROGRAM

IN SEPTEMBER, THE WORLD WAS TOLD WHAT WE AT ILLINOIS HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN, THAT THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM AT THE COLLEGE OF COMMERCE IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION.

According to a U.S. News & World Report survey (September 18, 1995), the Illinois undergraduate program in business was ranked #7 in the nation. The Department of Accountancy was ranked #1, and the Department of Finance was ranked #5. In the "best values" rankings of the same survey, the University of Illinois was ranked #1 in "efficiency"; i.e., highest in academic quality in relation to what is spent per student on educational programs. Among graduate programs, Accountancy was ranked third and Economics was ranked twenty-third.

Earlier in the month, Money magazine (Sept. 5, 1995) ranked the university #9 in its guide to "Best College Buys." The National Research Council, an independent organization chartered by Congress, issued a report on September 13 that ranked the University of Illinois among the top 20 doctoral programs in the nation.

In January 1995, U.S. News & World Report ranked graduate programs in each of the major disciplines. Both doctoral and professional degrees were rated. When you separate out state schools, our peers, Illinois does extremely well. Looking at the seven state schools that ranked in the top 25 in specific categories, Illinois ranks third overall. First in the arts, second in engineering, fifth in the humanities, and sixth in social sciences.

Doing a similar count for the Big Ten schools, Illinois ranks number two overall. First in engineering and the arts, third in the sciences, fourth in humanities, fifth in social sciences, and tied for third in the professional schools (education, MBA, law).

"Public education serves a vital and irreplaceable role by providing quality educational opportunity on an affordable basis."

Jon Corzine, Chairman, Goldman Sachs


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