Accreditations & Memberships

McKendree University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Several academic programs are also individually accredited. In addition, McKendree maintains institutional memberships with many professional associations.


Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationHigher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle St.Suite 7-500,
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
(800) 621-7440

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006,
Round Rock, TX, 78664
(512) 733-9700

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530,
Washington, DC, 20036
(202) 887-6791

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

P.O. Box 3960,
Olathe, KS, 66063
(913) 631-3009

Approvals & Licenses

Illinois Board
of Higher Education

431 East Adams, 2nd Floor, Springfield, IL, 62701-1404
(217) 782-2551

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs

833 South Spring Street, P.O. Box 19432, Springfield, IL, 62794-9432
(217) 782-6641

Illinois State Board of Education

100 N. 1st Street, Springfield, IL, 62777
(866) 262-6663

Kentucky Approving Agency for Veterans’ Education

300 North Main Street, Versailles, KY, 40383
(859) 256-3235

Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education

1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320,
Frankfort, KY, 40601
(502) 573-1555


American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

American Council on Education (ACE)

Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI)

Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC)

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education   (AALHE)

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities (FIICU)

Fulbright Association

Illinois Campus Compact (ILCC)

Illinois Virtual Campus

Kentucky Virtual Campus

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC)

National League for Nursing (NLN)

President’s Alliance For Excellence in Student Learning and Accountability