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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. 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.

Bearcat at Sunrise

McKendree By The Numbers

93%
First-Year Students who Live on Campus
41
States Represented by Students
24
Countries Represented by Students
96%
Job Placement Rate of Undergraduates
33
Sports Teams
14:1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18
Honor Societies
100+
Study Abroad Locations Available
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Commencement Events

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

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.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Now Offering a MACJ Degree

Want your Master of Arts in Criminal Justice?

Learn a scholar-practitioner model that will help you practice criminal justice in your present or future career.

Online Degrees Programs

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Take The First Step - Apply For Fall Classes

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

Finding Common Ground

Global Opportunities

McKendree finds common ground
in Nicaragua!

A group of McKendreans begin ten days of cultural immersion to learn about Nicaragua’s history and social issues.

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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.

McKendree's Entryway Monument

Distinctive Honors

Our student-focused higher education is getting noticed!

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

Technos Program at McKendree

Global Partnerships

Expand your worldview by
learning traditions and cultures!

McKendree and the Tanaka family have
partnered to provide meaningful opportunities
for people from different countries.

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Military Community Focused

We are a military friendly
university!

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

Serving Others Around the World

Global Service

Our alumni are living McKendree's mission overseas!

A growing number of McKendree alumni are traveling beyond the United States to serve
others around the world.

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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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