The University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois serves nearly 4,000 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. USF operates three campuses in the Joliet area with a shuttle service running between them, and also serves students at a campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are 51,000 St. Francis alumni across the globe.
Respect | Compassion | Service | Integrity
As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners.
As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peacemaking. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership.
Transform students into leaders inspired by Franciscan values and tradition to serve and shape our world.
RESPECT: We are a welcoming community of learners.
INTEGRITY: We manifest an ethic of care.
SERVICE: We are a campus of doers.
COMPASSION: We serve those who serve others.
The University of St. Francis is consistently ranked among the best when it comes to quality education, affordability, and accessibility.
It’s one thing when a school tells everyone how wonderful they are, but it’s something else when professional groups and publishers across the country speak out.
We’re happy that so many people think so highly of USF. As a Chicago area university, competing with so many excellent schools nearby, we have held our own and thrived.
Quality can be seen in the large number of USF graduates that earn high quality jobs and leadership positions after graduation. It can be found in our national accreditations for our Business, Education, Nursing, and Arts & Sciences colleges. And it can be found in the stories our alumni tell about what our degree programs meant to them.
Founded in 1920, The University of St. Francis is an award-winning, high quality, Catholic, Franciscan university located in Joliet, Illinois, offering on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. Classes are small (the student to faculty ratio is 13:1) and majors and minors are available in more than 100 fields of study. These studies, coupled with experiential learning opportunities, international study, internships, and collaboration with faculty prepare students for satisfying careers at a high level. Some 97 percent of USF undergraduates are employed, or started in graduate school, within six months of graduation.
In addition to any position-specific requirements, the university is committed to hiring individuals who possess a willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the university. Full-time employment benefits include medical, dental and vision options, disability, retirement, paid vacation/sick leave, fitness center membership, and after one year of service, 100% tuition waiver for employee, spouse and dependent children (undergraduate only for dependent children).
The University of St. Francis (USF) is an equal opportunity employer. USF will continue to administer all employment matters without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local laws which is unrelated to the ability to perform the job or which can be reasonably accommodated.