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Make Your Mark

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.

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McKendree By The Numbers

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McKendree Spotlight

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Commencement Events

Have a question about Commencement Weekend?

Your big day is right around the corner.  Find important deadlines and instructions to make your graduation a success!

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For Admitted Students

Congratulations for being admitted to McKendree!

We’re ready for you to join the Bearcat family. A McKendree education provides you with so much more than just a degree.

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Thursday, April 27

Join the Academic Excellence Celebration.

This celebration will showcase scholarly presentations, exhibits, performances, posters, and more!

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Choose Your Path

Select a degree program to accompany your aspirations.

Find a degree that’s right for you from numerous undergraduate academic majors, minors, and tracks.

Online Degrees Programs

Sign Up Now {to Ensure Your Spot}

Take The First Step - Apply For Classes

Join McKendree Online and see why earning
your degree is more convenient than ever with programs designed to fit your busy lifestyle!

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Distinctive Honors

Our student-focused higher education is getting noticed!

Our undergraduate and graduate programs
are recognized for excellence among top
ranking universities.

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College of Distinction

McKendree Earns Recognition as a College of Distinction

Innovative application of high impact
educational practices have earned recognition among the Colleges of Distinction.

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Military Community Focused

We are a military friendly

Thank you for your service.  We embrace our military community and dedicate resources to ensure your success.

The Hett's 2016-2017 McKendree Presents Series Season

Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

Check out which performances are coming to the Hett!

"The Hett" is Southern Illinois' premier
performing arts venue, presenting world class dance, drama, classical music and jazz.

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Get Connected

Social media is your playground. Interact with us online!

Follow McKendree news, announcements, videos, etc. on your phone or tablet. Get to
know what life is like at McKendree!

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Gallery of Art

Explore the McKendree
University Gallery of Art!

Our downtown art gallery showcases the creativity of students, faculty, alumni and
artists from the region.

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