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U.S. News and World Report ranks EWU in Top 10 for students with low debt


CHICAGO--  (Jan. 3, 2012)  U.S. News and World Report has listed East-West University as among the Top 10 schools nationally for students graduating with the least educational debt.  The Dec. 27, 2011 posting in the magazine’s Best Colleges guide online identified East-West as 9th best in the country among 1009 ranked colleges and universities in this key measure of college affordability.


“Maintaining affordability and access to quality education has been one of the most important elements of East-West University’s mission since our founding in 1980,” said East-West University Chancellor Dr. M. Wasilullah Khan.  “It is gratifying to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report for accomplishment in keeping higher education affordable for our students.”


The list of schools with low graduate indebtedness was comprised primarily of smaller, private liberal arts schools like East-West University, yet venerable Princeton University in New Jersey and California State University-Bakersfield also made the list.  East-West was the only Illinois school in the Top 10.


The magazine reports that the average indebtedness of a 2010 college graduate was $25,000. East-West University graduates reported a total indebtedness of less than one third of that amount.  The full story can be accessed at U.S. News Best Colleges Web site:




East-West University is a private, not-for-profit, and non-denominational institution of higher learning in Chicago’s South Loop. East-West is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and provides affordable, quality higher education to students from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.