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Lewis University On The Rise In U.S. News & World Report Rankings


Lewis University is pleased to announce that it is ranked #35 in the Midwest regional category in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report's annual publication, “America's Best Colleges.” This is the 9th consecutive year that the university has been singled out in these prestigious rankings.

Romeoville, Ill (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

Lewis University is pleased to announce it is ranked #35 in the Midwest regional category in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report's annual publication, “America's Best Colleges.” The university has shown substantial growth in its rankings in recent years. It is an improvement over last year's ranking at #41.

Lewis was evaluated on several criteria, including academic reputation and peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. U.S. News first categorizes colleges and universities by mission, then ranks institutions in each category against each other based on their composite scores. The magazine publishes the yearly rankings to allow potential students to quickly and easily compare higher education institutions based on generally accepted indicators of high quality.

“The advantages of a Lewis University education continue to increase,” said Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University. “Lewis maintains a blend of liberal learning and career-related education with significant learning opportunities. We assist our students in securing meaningful and well-paying jobs.”

This year's ranking confirms once again the quality of the career-oriented programs available at Lewis University. Currently the university offers several degree programs online designed to help busy working adults develop professionally and move on to the next stage of their careers.

The Master of Science in Information Security program explores the theory and practice of IT security on a global scale. The curriculum combines core courses with advanced study in operations, forensics, programming and strategic risk assessment through the Management and Technical concentrations. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Lewis a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for the academic years 2011–2016.

Students in the online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership focus on managing and motivating people to meet their full potential through studies in ethics, conflict management and the social sciences. Five concentrations offer students the flexibility to zero in on the areas of most professional interest: Organizational Management, Not-for-Profit Management, Public Administration, Training and Development, and Higher Education – Student Services.

Lewis University was one of the first institutions to pioneer the hybrid discipline of criminal and social justice studies. Today, the online Master of Science in Criminal/Social Justice offers law enforcement and public safety professionals an analysis of related social and ethical issues they'll face as leaders in the field. Additional studies in management and administration make this a combination of skills that's in high demand. Students can choose a track in Homeland Security or design a custom track with electives of their choice.

The Master of Science in Public Safety Administration focuses on the increasing challenges of managing all types of public safety agencies and organizations. Coursework covers a range of topics that reflect the widening responsibilities of public safety leaders, including leadership studies, fiscal skills, laws and liability, working with culturally diverse communities and more.

A traditional, Catholic university, Lewis is dedicating to helping students become intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible citizens of our world. That dedication extends beyond the university's physical and geographic borders to the rest of the country and the world through professionally and personally rewarding online programs. Visit or call (866) 967-7046 for more information about the university and its online programs.

About Lewis University:
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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