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Located in Lebanon, Illinois, McKendree University is a private not-for-profit institution. Lebanon is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

33 Undergraduate Degrees
96 Graduate Degrees
$30,867 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
70% Acceptance Rate

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McKendree University Rankings

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 been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#56 Best Teaching Doctor’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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Best Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards McKendree has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Best Value Colleges for Curriculum & Instruction College Factual
#8 Best Value Colleges for Curriculum & Instruction College Factual
#47 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for General Education College Factual
#47 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for General Education College Factual
#88 Best Value Colleges for Educational Administration College Factual
#104 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Education College Factual

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
With an acceptance rate of 70%, McKendree may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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
4.5% 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 4.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your 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
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 12th 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 Affordability Rankings of McKendree

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at McKendree University was $32,200 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how McKendree is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #55 #52

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 #1,111 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
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #92
Curriculum & Instruction #239
Curriculum & Instruction #239
Educational Administration #469

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 Teaching Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Education 11 0 28 0 39
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 0 0 27 0 27
Curriculum & Instruction 0 6 7 8 21
Elementary Education 11 0 1 0 12
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 6 0 4 0 10
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 0 8 0 0 8
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 7 0 7
Art Education 2 0 0 0 2
Music Education 2 0 0 0 2
History Education 1 0 0 0 1
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 0 0 0 0
Science Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 33 14 74 8 129


*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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