McKendree University is a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College

(LEBANON, Ill., December 2, 2014) — McKendree University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media. It recognizes McKendree as among 125 elite schools offering education in science, technology, engineering and math for students who aspire to STEM-focused careers.

“We are proud to be recognized for the quality of our STEM programs and for our students’ success in obtaining STEM jobs upon graduation,” said Dr. Christine Bahr, McKendree University provost and dean.

Victory Media connects individuals in transition with education and career opportunities. Its 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth STEM occupations.

McKendree was among over 1,600 schools participating in the STEM JobsM survey. Institutions were scored on publicly available data and responses to questions about three key indicators of success: STEM job alignment, STEM job placement, and diversity in a school’s STEM programs.

“With the list of STEM Jobs Approved Colleges we’re able to help parents, students and guidance counselors evaluate how well education is translating into real-world jobs, and how responsive institutions are to meeting those demands,” said Daniel Nichols, president of STEM Jobs. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like McKendree as leading the way in this area.”

Assessment and rights to the designation were available to qualifying schools for free. The list will be in the Winter 2015 issue of STEM Jobs magazine.