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McKendree University

McKendree University is a nationally ranked, private university offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the St. Louis region, Southern Illinois 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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Jamari Jackson '24

Jamari Jackson '24

"McKendree provides all students the ability to be trailblazers."

Jamari has blazed his own trail during his time as a Bearcat through extensive involvement and leadership roles.

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Choose Your Path

Select a degree program to accompany your aspirations.

Find a degree that’s right for you from numerous undergraduate academic majors, minors, and tracks.

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

The Hett's 2019-2020 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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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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