Marion – An article from is ranking the top ten universities in Illinois and the article was not kind to Southern Illinois. SIU did not make the top ten list at either the Carbondale or Edwardsville campuses. The article states that it was aimed at “helping college-bound seniors make the most informed school choices, WalletHub compared nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. based on 30 key measures grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary. Chicago University, Northwestern and Illinois Technical Institute were listed as the top three in Illinois.