Founded in 1920, the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., is a Catholic, Franciscan university serving 4,100 students nationwide. USF offers on campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, health care, music, nursing, social work and more. Graduation and retentions rates for freshmen and transfers are consistently higher than the national averages, and USF also keeps close with its graduates, nurturing a network of more than 49,000 USF alumni across the globe.
Why They Value Veterans
Just as veterans have devoted their lives to service, the University of St. Francis encourages students to lead lives of service and leadership, infused with the Franciscan values of respect, integrity, and compassion. USF has made a strong commitment to recruit and serve veterans not only because USF values their service to our country, but also because veterans provide unique perspectives in the classroom as a result of their time in the military. Experiential learning is at the core of USF’s education, and a vet’s insights and ideas in the real world enhance the educational formation of all students. To nurture this great relationship, the University of St. Francis participates in all federal veterans benefits programs, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, and has instituted a military/veterans discount program for students in adult undergraduate degree completion and selected graduate degree programs.