University of St. Francis

Category: Private institutions with fewer than 10000 enrolled students | State: Illinois

About University of St. Francis

University of St. Francis is a private, nonprofit Catholic institution offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. USF, based in Joliet, Ill., is moderately priced and enrolls approximately 3,800 students both on campus and online. USF students choose from 45 undergraduate programs, four degree-completion programs and 15 graduate programs. Programs are offered in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. Graduation and retentions rates for freshman and transfer students also are consistently higher than the national averages. USF has an Alumni base of over 44,000 students.
2017 Military Friendly® STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

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The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Why attend University of St. Francis

The University of St. Francis offers high quality academic programs at the bachelor, master and doctoral level framed in a Franciscan tradition of providing service to others. Experiential learning is a component of everyone's education through either internships provided outside of the classroom, life experience and non-traditional assessment providing credit the student brings into the classroom recognizing that learning occurs outside of the university. USF has been declared a Military Friendy school the last six years and was listed in U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges for Veterans" as #29 in the Midwest Region.

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Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamBroadcast Journalism

A program that focuses on the methods and techniques for reporting, producing, and delivering news and news programs via radio, television, and video/film media; and that prepares individuals to be professional broadcast journalists, editors, producers, directors, and managers. Includes instruction in the principles of broadcast technology; broadcast reporting; on- and off-camera and microphone procedures and techniques; program, sound, and video/film editing; program design and production; media law and policy; and professional standards and ethics.

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Computer Software Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

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Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation

A program that prepares individuals to assist customers with inquiries and problems in frontline call centers, help desks, teleservice centers, and online. Includes instruction in user interfaces and user behavior, principles of hardware and software systems operation, customer interaction skills, telephone and e-mailing skills, data entry, and database and Internet searching and retrieval.

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Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel engines in vehicles such as automobiles, buses, ships, trucks, railroad locomotives, and construction equipment; as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment.

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Fire
Services Administration

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Mathematics Teacher Education

A program that prepares individuals to teach mathematics programs at various educational levels.

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Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of office managers and other professionals, to perform routine administrative duties in a medical, clinical, or health care facility/system office environment. Includes instruction in general office skills, data processing, office equipment operation, principles of medical record-keeping and business regulations, medical/clinical office procedures, and communications skills.

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Operations Research

A program that focuses on the development and application of complex mathematical or simulation models to solve problems involving operational systems, where the system concerned is subject to human intervention. Includes instruction in advanced multivariate analysis, application of judgment and statistical tests, optimization theory and techniques, resource allocation theory, mathematical modeling, control theory, statistical analysis, and applications to specific research problems.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $30,520 $30,520 $11,824 $11,824
Fees $320 $320 $250 $250
Room $6,084 $6,084 N/A N/A
Board $3,000 $3,000 N/A N/A
Books $800 $800 $800 $800
Other Expenses $3,000 $3,000 $4,910 $4,910
Totals $43,724 $43,724 $17,784 $17,784
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Network
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Mental health counseling
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes