Make Your Mark

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.

McKendree By The Numbers

First-Year Students who Live on Campus
States Represented by Students
Countries Represented by Students
Job Placement Rate of Undergraduates
Sports Teams
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
Honor Societies
Study Abroad Locations Available

McKendree Spotlight

Michael Butler '16

Michael Butler '16

Michael Butler’s 2014 Student Lobby Day visit led to an internship.

Michael interned in Congressman Bost’s office two days a week, earning four credit hours and valuable experience.

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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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New Cycling Program

Cycling debuts as a new sport offering for 2015-16.

McKendree introduces cycling as the newest coed sport ready to compete in the 2015-16 academic year.

Ann Collins, Ph.D.

Ann Collins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science focuses on U.S. race riots.

Racial violence in the United States has deep roots… it is amazing it does not actually occur more often.

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No Argument

Former McKendree Debaters
Succeed in the Legal Field

The journey that Courtney Logan ‘08 has taken
to get to this point in his law career has been riddled with obstacles…

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Homecoming 2015

SAVE THE DATE for Homecoming: October 2-4, 2015

Mark your calendar for Homecoming &
Reunion Weekend. A complete schedule of
events will be available soon.

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Bearcat Love Stories

They pledged to share more than a McKendree degree…

Share your Bearcat love story and sign up to receive information about the Homecoming
2015 vow renewal ceremony.

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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.

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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.