McKendree University is a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College

STEM Badges(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.

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McKendree University
is a College of Distinction, among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” and recognized as a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media. Founded in 1828, the historic Lebanon, Ill., campus is 25 miles from downtown St. Louis. McKendree also has campuses in Louisville and Radcliff, Ky., and offers programs at Scott Air Force Base and other sites throughout Illinois and Kentucky.

The STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges survey measures how effectively schools align their programs to high demand, high paying STEM jobs, and how well they assist their students in achieving career aspirations in STEM fields. Ratings are based on a complimentary and rigorous quantitative assessment that measures schools on criteria created by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board. A complete description of methodology, advisory board and services is available at

Victory Media is a Pittsburgh-based, veteran-owned business connecting individuals in transition with education, business, and career opportunities. For more than 12 years, it has provided members of the military community with resources and information to evaluate civilian opportunities, while working with thousands of post-secondary schools, employers, and companies looking to get their opportunities, products and services in front of military families during critical life stages.