Disappointing news for officials at the University of Illinois. According to "U.S. News and World Report" the university slipped overall in the latest national college rankings. The school did hold steady when compared with other public institutions as Illinois maintained its number 13 ranking. However U-I slipped slightly, down one spot, to number-45 when compared with all universities.
The magazine ranks UI's engineering program fifth in the nation, up one spot from last year.