September 12, 2022 at 2:45pm
Kendall Trump, Class of 2013

Millikin Again Receives Top College Rankings

Keeping in trend with the past several years, Millikin University has once again been recognized for excellence in higher education by several organizations and publications that specialize in reviewing colleges and universities across the country. Millikin received high rankings in categories such as best regional school, value and social mobility. 

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report listed Millikin University in a number of categories in their 2023 “Best College” guidebook, released Sept. 12, 2022. Millikin earned a top-10 spot as a Best Regional College in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. This credential places Millikin as the second highest ranked college in Illinois. 

Along with these recognitions, Millikin improved to a top-25 Best Value School in the Midwest, along with four other Illinois schools, and was ranked 39th in Social Mobility in the Midwest region. 

The Princeton Review

Millikin was once again one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. The “2023 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list features 156 colleges in the Midwest and 655 colleges across four U.S. regions and includes international schools. Millikin was chosen primarily for academic excellence, along with the positive reviews that students have given about their experiences at the University.

“This continued recognition from The Princeton Review is an acknowledgment of the extraordinary teaching, learning, and professional performance that our students, faculty, and staff engage in every day both inside and outside the classroom,” commented Millikin Provost, Mary Black. 

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on dozens of issues and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review website. 

See what Millikin students have to say. 


Washington Monthly

In a list of 259 schools nationwide that focus primarily on education in the arts and sciences, Washington Monthly ranked Millikin University as #58 nationally. Of the six schools in Illinois recognized on the list, Millikin was the second highest ranked. 

Washington Monthly’s 2022 National University Rankings review liberal arts colleges and four-year institutions that award almost exclusively bachelor’s degrees and rates schools based on contributions to the public good in categories such as: social mobility, research and promotion of public service. 

See the full Washington Monthly rankings here.