#21 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

McKendree University

Lebanon, Illinois

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Student Population
McKendree University overview
Location Lebanon, Illinois
Online mckendree.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
McKendree University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Lebanon, Illinois, McKendree University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,965 prospective students applied, and 1,377 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 374 enrolled in the school.  1,585 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 615 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $31,100 plus fees of $1,100. McKendree University is ranked 449 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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McKendree University is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
McKendree University overview
SAT 871/1277
ACT 18/28
GPA 3.38
Applications Accepted
McKendree University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for McKendree University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,100
Room and Board $10,970
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$46,970

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
54% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by McKendree University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 37%
Health Professions 24%
Education 13%
Social Sciences 8%
Psychology 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147013 IPEDS survey data for McKendree University.

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