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The best colleges and universities in Missouri, Illinois | WalletHub ranking

One university in St. Louis made the top 25.

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis is home to one of the best universities in the country, according to a new ranking from WalletHub.

The financial website just released its ranking for 2020. WalletHub compared more than 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. and based the rankings on 33 factors, including student selectivity, cost and financing and career outcomes.

With everything considered, Washington University in St. Louis was ranked No. 24 in the country.

The school ranked No. 1 in the country in graduation rate and gender and racial diversity. Wash U was No. 2 in the country in admission rate, student-faculty ratio and post-attendance median salary. It was brought down by the No. 16 ranking for the on-campus crime rate.

WalletHub also broke down the rankings by state.

Top 10 colleges and universities in Missouri:

  1. Washington University in St. Louis
  2. Webster University
  3. College of the Ozarks
  4. Truman State University
  5. Saint Louis University
  6. Missouri University of Science & Technology
  7. Cottey College
  8. William Jewell College
  9. University of Missouri-Kansas City
  10. William Woods University

Top 10 colleges and universities in Illinois:

  1. Northwestern University
  2. University of Chicago
  3. Illinois Institute of Technology
  4. University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign
  5. University of St. Francis
  6. University of Illinois—Springfield
  7. North Park University
  8. Lewis University
  9. Dominican University
  10. Chicago State University

Top 10 colleges and universities in the U.S.:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Harvard University
  3. Princeton University
  4. Yale University
  5. Stanford University
  6. California Institute of Technology
  7. Duke University
  8. University of Pennsylvania
  9. Northwestern University
  10. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

Click here to see the full rankings from WalletHub.

Princeton Review also recently ranked universities. Nine schools were featured in the 2020 edition of "The Best 385 Colleges."

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