• Address: 701 College Road, Lebanon, Illinois 62254

  • Phone Number: (618) 537-6831

  • Website: http://www.mckendree.edu/admission/info/online/index.php

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About McKendree University

McKendree University is a private not-for-profit university and one of the oldest colleges in Illinois with continuous ties to the United Methodist Church. It was established in 1828 by pioneer Methodists.

The mission of the university is to provide a high-quality education experience inside and outside the classrooms. Proper guidance to students is given to obtain higher academics values and prepare them for leadership roles in our society.

  • McKendree University acceptance rate is 63% with a total student population of 2,902 which consists of 2,006 full-timers and 896 part-timers.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 14:1 with a total graduation rate of 52%.

  • McKendree University address is 701 College Rd, Lebanon, IL 62254.

McKendree University Online

The degree programs are designed for busy adults since the early 1970s. The university has maintained the long-standing culture of academic superiority to online instruction. Online learning gives the required adaptability for busy adults to advance education while balancing all the other life chores. 

  • McKendree Blackboard is the online learning management system maintained by the university. The blackboard comes with plenty of inbuild online resources to make the experience more interactive and beneficial.

  • McKendree Webadvisor is one of the assistance provided in order to solve any problem regarding the usage of the online portal. McKendree email should be created by the students once they enroll in the university. It enables the access to the portal and allows feeds from the university.


McKendree University College and Schools

  • College of Arts and Sciences

  • School of Education

  • School of Business

  • School of Nursing and Health Professions


McKendree University Tuition

The university works hard to provide high-quality education at an affordable price. The tuition varies for each program. The average tuition cost for each degree type is given below.

Degree Type Total Average Tuition
Bachelors $42,573
Masters $18,785
Doctorate $16,650

McKendree University Majors and Programs

The university has almost 200 years of experience, attending to the educational needs of the students from various places. There are plenty of programs offered in undergraduate and graduate degree levels.

It offers 16 programs across 7 disciplines in the online format. The majors offered includes Computer Science, Business Management, Education, Criminal Justice, Nursing and many others.

Some of the programs offered are given below.

Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Master of Arts in Curriculum Design and Instruction

McKendree University Financial Aid

The university believes in helping the students to fund their education, as financial constraints must not come between education and an individual. The initial step for proceeding to financial aid is to fill FAFSA form. The University Federal School Code is 001722.

  • The Federal Aid includes Federal Grants such as the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and Pell Grant.

  • The State Aid is provided as the Monetary Award Program and McKendree Grant.

  • The Institutional Aid includes Honor's Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, McKendree Leadership Award, and Dean's Scholarship.

  • The Military Aid is provided as the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance.


McKendree University Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

The programmatic accreditations are as follows.

  • Business Management programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

  • Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


McKendree University Library

The university has a Holman Library is a Governing member of CARLI. It has plenty of collections to help the students succeed in academics and in life.

The services provided by the library includes Ask-A-Librarian Options, Research Guides, Citing Sources, Interlibrary Loan, Instruction Menu, Login Assistance, and many others. The online library assistance is available 24/7.


McKendree University Ranking and Reviews

Some of the student reviews and rankings are given below. Rankings are given by the US News.

  • The university ranks 65th in 'Regional Universities-Midwest'.

  • It ranks 39th for 'Best Colleges for Veterans'.

  • It is ranked 41st in 'Best Value Schools' and 107th in 'Best Online Graduate Education Programs'.

  • It also ranks 115th in 'Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and 125th in 'Best Online Bachelor's Programs'.

  • The campus is very active when the weather is nice and everyone gets together in indoor games at the time of bad weather. There are so many places to explore nearby the campus. Transportation is good, the free shuttle service runs every 15 minutes.

  • The academics at the college is great. The workload is tough but in the end, you are going to learn some skill. Generally, the professors are good and few are very kind-hearted and helps the students a lot.

  • The university offers a variety of majors. The curriculum is always demanding but the faculties know how to teach the students in an exact manner.


McKendree University Campus

The Office of Campus Activities organizes various occasions for students as well as their parents and families to participate and get attached to life at the university. The office serves as a resource center for campus engagement by offering various programs and services. It attempts to occupy students in exploring in and outside the classroom.

McKendree University Athletics - Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Powerlifting, Tennis, Volleyball, and Wrestling are the major sports played by the McKendree athletic team. There are plenty of facilities provided by the department which include Bearcat Field, Hypes Field, Leemon Field, Melvin Price Convocation Center, St. Clair Bowl, St. Clair Tennis Club, and Wrestling Center.

McKendree University Bookstore - It is an e-commerce platform provided by the university exclusively for the students. It includes books and other materials required for the academics. It also includes apparel, accessories, gift, and gadgets.

McKendree University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Lebanon, Illinois

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001722
Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

HLC
Also see:
What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

IACBE, CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly

Data Source: http://www.mckendree.edu/admission/info/online/index.php, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

McKendree University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 68 %
Student Faculty Ratio 14: 1
Total Population 2,902
Student Population Full Time: 2,006 Part Time: 896
Gender Division Male: 43 % Female: 57 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 2,283 1,025 1,258
Total Applicants Admitted - 1,556 764 792
Applicants Enrolled - 458 229 229
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 458 229 229

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 44 %

The College Monk

Female: 61 %

Total Graduation Rate: 52 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

McKendree University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in McKendree University

College of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature

School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

School of Education

Majors available

Education

Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions

Majors available

Nursing

McKendree University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Graduate Application Fee $40

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 49
Number of students submitting ACT scores 415
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 11%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 91%
SAT Math 500 average 450 - 550 range
SAT Critical Reading 475 average 420 - 530 range
SAT Writing 445 average 400 - 490 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


McKendree University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $5,815 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,000 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
TEACH Grant $3,724 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2018
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $897 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $2,000 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,703 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,703 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $5,703 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Perkins Loans $3,000 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Monetary Award Program $4,720 Illinois Residents. Demonstrate Financial Need. October 1st, 2018
McKendree Grant $4,387 Illinois Residents. Demonstrate Financial Need. October 1st, 2018

Data Source: http://www.mckendree.edu/admission/info/online/index.php, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Honor's Scholarship $13,000 First-year students. 3.6 GPA. Varies
Presidential Scholarship $10,000 First-year students. 3.0 GPA. Varies
McKendree Leadership Award $5,000 Demonstrate Leadership Quality. First-time Student. Varies
Dean's Scholarship $10,000 First-time Student. Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Varies

Data Source: http://www.mckendree.edu/admission/info/online/index.php, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $9,978 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance $2,167 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.mckendree.edu/admission/info/online/index.php, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $15,633
$30,001 - $48,000 $16,729
$48,001 - $75,000 $19,906
$75,001 - $110,000 $21,623
Over $110,000 $23,051

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 39% $3,955
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $20,459
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 44% $5,048
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $16,562
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 72% $6,882
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 71% $5,703
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 19,694
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 204
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $449,370
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,203
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.mckendree.edu/admission/interest/military/index.php
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 283 $9,237
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 208 $9,978
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 75 $7,181

Data Source: http://www.mckendree.edu/admission/info/online/index.php, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

McKendree University FAQ

  What is the average ACT score requirement?


The average ACT score requirement of the university is 22.

  How is the online setup of the university?


McKendree Blackboard is the online learning management system maintained by the university. The blackboard comes with plenty of inbuild online resources to make the experience more interactive and beneficial.

  What are the online major programs offered by the university?


McKendree University offers 16 online programs across 7 majors.

  What is the address of the McKendree University?


The University is located at 701 College Road, Lebanon, Illinois 62254.

  What is the total enrollment of the university?


The total enrollment of the university is 2902.

  What is the acceptance rate of the university?


The acceptance rate of the university is 68%.

  What does the application cost?


The Application cost is $40.

  Does financial aid offered by the university?


Yes, McKendree University offers financial aid in the form of Grants, Scholarships, Loans and Work study.

  What is the Federal School Code?


The FAFSA/Federal School Code is 001722.

  What is the phone number of the McKendree University?


The Phone number is (618) 537-6831.

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