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McKendree University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Lebanon, Illinois. The suburban atmosphere of Lebanon makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

$30,867 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
70% Acceptance Rate

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McKendree University Rankings

McKendree is ranked #221 out of 1,672 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #5 out of 66 schools in Illinois.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

McKendree has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#120 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at McKendree.

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#12 Best Value Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is McKendree University?


Contact details for McKendree are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 701 College Rd, Lebanon, IL 62254-1291
Phone: 618-537-4481

How Do I Get Into McKendree?

You can apply to McKendree online at:

Admission Requirements for McKendree

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into McKendree?

70% Acceptance Rate
47% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores
McKendree has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 53% of accepted students are men and 47% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 52% of students accepted to McKendree submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 437 and 631. Math scores were between 434 and 646.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for McKendree University  ( 437 to 631 )

SAT Math Scores for McKendree University  ( 434 to 646 )
McKendree received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 28. Math scores were between 17 and 27. Composite scores were between 18 and 28.

ACT English Scores for McKendree University  ( 16 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for McKendree University  ( 17 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for McKendree University  ( 18 to 28 )

Can I Afford McKendree University?

$30,867 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of McKendree is $30,867. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At McKendree, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $7,768 a year. That adds up to $31,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at McKendree is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

McKendree University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,430 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,701 undergraduate students at McKendree, with 1,430 being full-time and 271 being part-time.


There are also 499 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,430 full-time undergraduates at McKendree, 54% are male and 46% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of McKendree University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 174
Hispanic or Latino 91
White 849
International Students 80
Other Races/Ethnicities 228

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at McKendree University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 40 countries are represented at McKendree. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

Online Learning at McKendree University

594 Took All Classes Online
620 Took At Least One Class Online
5.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at McKendree. In 2019-2020, 620 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at McKendree has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 19th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of McKendree

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at McKendree University was 5.7%. This is the #1,074 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at McKendree regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at McKendree ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at McKendree.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Administration #136
Registered Nursing #415

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

McKendree University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Nursing Administration 0
Registered Nursing 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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