(Peoria, IL) -- Bradley University has been ranked in the top two percent of colleges nationwide for its economic value. The Educate to Career College Rankings Index recently came out of the rankings. Bradley was placed at 135. That’s out of over 1,200 colleges that were ranked. Of Illinois institutions, the only college ranked above Bradley was the University of St. Francis and Elmhurst College. The Educate to Career College Rankings Index measures the improvement in earnings and employabitility of people that attend specific colleges relative to those who were attending other schools.