universities

Check Out Illinois' Top Ten Colleges and Universities
Maybe you've got a soon-to-be college student at home, and you've been doing the college visit tour thing with them as you try to decide which institution will best fit your scholar, and more importantly, your budget. Many of us would like to keep our kids at a school somewhat close to home (rather …
Illinois' Top Party Schools
I remember when my peers and I were discussing where we would like to go to college, and what we were looking for in a college experience. No surprise, for many of us the party atmosphere was just as (if not more so) important as the institution's academic reputation. Guess what? In the 35 year…
26 Illinois Colleges Make Forbes List of America's Best
You've probably noticed over the last few years that Illinois rarely makes a good showing in lists of "The Best _______ in America," but we do rank highly in many of the lists that a state would prefer not to. However, when it comes to colleges and universities, Forbes magazin…
Illinois Colleges Deal With Lack of MAP Grants
Greg Bishop -- Illinois Radio Network
The state not paying out on MAP grants as they have in the past could have long term impacts on the state’s workforce. That’s according to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Lynne Baker, Managing Director of communications at the ISAC says a recent volunt…
Lawmakers Say Universities Can Save More During Budget Impasse
Illinois News Network
Several lawmakers think state universities can do more to shore up costs in the absence of state appropriations for higher education.
Several state universities said they are taking steps to find savings but Democratic Representative Mary Flowers said now is an opportune time to …
Moody's Downgrades Credit Rating of Illinois Universities
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
The budget downgrades in Illinois have been extended to universities – six of them in Illinois.
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit rating of Eastern Illinois, Governors State, Northeastern Illinois, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois, a…