Named #1 of The 50 Colleges That Add The Most Value

Robert Morris University Illinois has been ranked number one in the list of “The 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value” in the August, 2015 issue of Money Magazine. RMU also placed 44th nationally among Money’s Best Colleges, a listing of over 700 colleges, topped by Stanford University.

RMU attained the position in the top spot partly because of is its track record and high graduation rate: 80% of bachelor’s degree seeking students complete their degrees in four years or less. The national average is 59% over six years. “Robert Morris University emphasizes experienced-based education,” said RMU President Mablene Krueger. “Such experiences include everything from required internships, team class projects, relationships with faculty and other students, to hands-on classroom or lab experiences or our Study Abroad program.”

In addition to educational quality, Money Magazine considered affordability and alumni earnings in establishing its rankings. According to the magazine, it also included “a value added grade that rated each college in light of the economic and academic background of its students.” 


Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.