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McKendree University is a nationally ranked, private university offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the St. Louis region 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 Spotlight

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Austin Lagesse '17 & Abigail Schlueter '17

Turn your passion for sports into an ongoing career.

Broadcasting championship games for an NCAA Division II athletic conference became a reality for two McKendree seniors.

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We recognize that you’ve already worked hard to get where you are.

Complement your interests with scholarships and make your college experience affordable.

McKendree Metro Rec Plex

New McKendree Metro Rec Plex

New ice rink and aquatic center offers new opportunities!

A new recreation complex to be built in O’Fallon, Illinois, will be the future home of McKendree Bearcat hockey and water sports.

Online Degrees Programs

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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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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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The Hills Golf Club

Take a swing at the Hills Golf
Club at McKendree University!

The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University features some of the finest greens in
Southern Illinois.

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