McKendree is Recognized as a ‘College of Distinction’ for 2012-2013

Colleges of Disctinction 2012-2013 LogoLebanon, Ill. — McKendree University is featured on, a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education.

Colleges and universities are nominated for participation in Colleges of Distinction™ through high school counselors’ recommendations as well as quantitative research. Institutions are assessed on student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of graduates. Schools featured on must meet minimum standards in each category.

McKendree was found to excel in all categories and will receive a personal profile on the website. It is the only college or university in Southern Illinois to receive the honor.

“Schools designated as ‘Colleges of Distinction’ create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction “While each school is one of a kind, they all share a common theme: they are all a great place to get an education.” offers college profiles and easy-to-use search tools for students, parents and counselors. The website includes tips from high school guidance counselors, essays from college students, presidents and other members of campus communities.

To view McKendree University’s profile or to find more information about the online guide, visit