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
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Study Abroad Locations Available

McKendree Spotlight

Kendall Butler '16

Kendall Butler '16

Success starts with opening yourself up to new learning experiences.

She never expected to spend her summer 600 miles from home until she landed an internship with an NBA team.

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Make us a part of your journey. It starts today!

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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The Magazine for McKendree

Read recent spotlight features on students, alumni, and faculty!

Find inspiration through expanding worldviews, serving others around the world, and accolades of fellow Bearcats!

Leadership Scholarship


Recipients of the Presidential or Honor's Scholarship are invited!

Invited guests will be eligible to receive additional scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $5,000.

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!

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.

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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

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.