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701 College Rd, Lebanon, IL 62254, United States

Location info of McKendree University

  • International students in Pennsylvania often balance the bustling and lively atmosphere of major U.S. city life with low-cost weekend travel to more quiet and peaceful regions within the state, including the 48-acres of beauty and solitude located at Cherry Springs State Park (a top location chosen by U.S. star gazers.
  • voted by as one of the best places in the whole world to view the stars and galaxies in the night sky)
  • On top of this all, international students in Pennsylvania enjoy opportunities to learn at some of the country’s oldest and most prestigious colleges and public university systems (including the highly reputable Penn State system, which boasts over 20 campuses located all throughout the state).

Top Reasons to Study in McKendree University

  1. we offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to develop our students’ knowledge, analytical abilities, research capabilities, creativity, and sense of identity.
  2. we help our students develop an appreciation and understanding of human diversity by providing knowledge of and opportunity for experience with multiple ethnicities, cultures, and societies.
  3. we create an intellectual and technological environment supportive of innovative and effective teaching, research, assessment and communication, excellent writing and oral skills, and decision making.
  4. we attract and maintain an excellent faculty and staff committed to teaching, to research, and to service to McKendree and the greater community while also attracting and retaining an outstanding student body.

University details

About McKendree University

McKendree University is a nationally ranked, private university offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the St. Louis region, Southern Illinois and online. As a Bearcat, you’ll join a vibrant community, make valuable connections, and serve others in the world around you. You’ll develop strong leadership skills, learn from expert faculty, and attain the personalized education you deserve.

Career at McKendree University

Graduates from McKendree University work in a variety of settings after graduation, including large corporations, small businesses, schools, hospitals, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, among others. The Career Outcomes Rate for the Class of 2022 is 98% for undergraduates and 100% for graduates, as determined through a survey that is distributed to all students before and after graduation.

Career Services at McKendree University maintains this web site as a service to McKendree University students and alumni for their career development and employment seeking efforts.

Campus life

The Lebanon campus of McKendree University is located in a charming community of about 4,000 people with a downtown business district within easy walking distance of the campus.

McKendree’s location is a blend of the rural and the urban. The 100-acre Lebanon campus is within 25 minutes of downtown St. Louis to the west and equally close to the popular Carlyle Lake outdoor recreation area to the east. McKendree students thus get the best of both worlds: the serenity and security of a small town – and the advantages of a large metropolitan area – career opportunities, cultural events and institutions, shopping, professional sports, and entertainment.


  • Undergraduates: $15,500

Ranking & Accreditation of McKendree University

  • #53 U.S. News & World Report list of Regional Universities (Midwest) (2020)
  • #41 in Best Value Schools

Student Accommodation at McKendree University

  • New Residence Halls, Single Suite: $7,320.00
  • New Residence Halls, Double Suite: $7,030.00
  • 19 Meals per week: $4,760.00

Programs at McKendree University


  1. Computer Information Systems
  2. Computer Science
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. English
  5. Philosophy
  6. Religious Studies
  7. Biology
  8. Chemistry
  9. Environmental Studies
  10. Mathematics
  11. Biopsychology
  12. History
  13. Political Science & International Relations
  14. Psychology
  15. Sociology/Criminal Justice
  16. Art
  17. Music
  18. Music Education
  19. Music Marketing
  20. Music Education – Instrumental Emphasis (BME)
  21. Communication Studies (BA)
  22. Musical Theatre (BA)
  23. Organizational Communication (BA)
  24. Theatre (BA)
  25. Spanish (BA)
  26. Public Relations (BA)
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  1. Accounting
  2. Business Administration
  3. Communication
  4. Cyber Defense (online)
  5. Economics
  6. Economics and Finance
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. Healthcare Management
  9. Human Resources Management
  10. Management
  11. Marketing
  12. Sport Management
  13. Sport Management (Online) (BBA)
  14. Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  15. Management (Online) (BBA)
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  1. Business Administration (MBA)
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  1. Middle School Education – English/Language Arts (BSED)
  2. Middle School Education – Mathematics (BSED)
  3. Middle School Education – Science (BSED)
  4. Middle School Education – Social Science (BSED)
  5. Elementary Education (BSED)
  6. Special & Elementary Education Dual Licensure (BSED)
  7. Secondary Education – English (BA)
  8. Secondary Education – Mathematics (BA)
  9. Secondary Education – Political Science (BS)
  10. Secondary Education – Psychology (BS)
  11. Secondary Education – Social Science (BA)
  12. Education – K-12 – Music Education (BME)
  13. Education – K-12 – Physical Education (BA)
  14. Educational Studies (BSED)
  15. History Education (BS)
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  1. Master of Arts in Education (MAED)
  2. Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  3. Specialist in Education (EdS)*
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  1. Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)*
  2. Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  3. Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)**
  4. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)***
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  1. Exercise Science & Sports Performance (BS)
  2. Health and Wellness (BS)
  3. Physical Education (BS)
  4. Occupational Therapy (BS)
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