CARBONDALE — SIU Carbondale has slipped in its overall U.S. News & World Report rank for its “Best Colleges 2013” edition, but the university is holding at No. 100 on the list of top 100 public universities.
The campus’ overall rank for 2013 stands at 179, according to the U.S. News website. That is down from the 170 rank it earned last year, but still above the 183 it ranked the year before, according to previous articles published in The Southern Illinoisan.
The ranking keeps SIU Carbondale in Tier One among national universities, as well as in the top 100 public universities for another year.
“Rankings are among many sources of information prospective students and families use in making the critical decision about where to go to school,” Chancellor Rita Cheng said in a statement issued Monday. “Recognition as a top 100 and Tier One university reflects the commitment of our faculty and staff to student success.”
The Carbondale campus’ graduate school has a spot among the top 90 schools in the nation as well.