Moody's Investors Service said it has placed the long-term ratings of all Illinois public universities on review for possible downgrade, specifically Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois and Western Illinois University.

Placement of the ratings under review for possible downgrade follows the December 13, 2012, revision of the outlook for the state's general obligation and related credit ratings to negative from stable.

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