McKendree Recognized as One of Best Online Colleges in Illinois

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – November 7, 2018) – McKendree University has been recognized as one of the best colleges offering online learning in Illinois by the Community for Accredited Online Schools ( As a resource for campus and online learning, the site released its annual ranking for the 2018-2019 school year, honoring McKendree University for its excellence in online learning.

“We wanted to highlight schools like McKendree University who are providing exceptional online education experiences for their students,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “These schools continue to uphold rigorous accreditation standards and show an overall commitment to maximizing student success.”

To qualify, schools must be regionally or nationally accredited, hold a not-for-profit status in the U.S., and offer at least one online degree. Schools were then ranked based on their quality, affordability, flexibility and degrees granted to their students.

The Community for Accredited Online Schools ( was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Its community resource materials and tools have been featured by over 1,000 schools and universities and span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, and online learning resources. Its annual school rankings feature higher education institutions that offer excellence in online learning programs