Zippia Ranks HRM and Marketing Programs Among the Best in Illinois

(LEBANON, Ill., October 28, 2019) — McKendree University’s human resource management and marketing major programs have been ranked the fifth and sixth best, respectively, in Illinois by Zippia. The company compares data on how schools perform to help people achieve their career plans. It is the third year Zippia has created its rankings.

McKendree ranks No. 5 among the “Best Colleges In Illinois For Human Resources Management Majors.” Zippia took into account data on the quality of program and how students perform after they graduate. The top five institutions in this category were Northwestern, the University of St. Francis, Lewis, Benedictine and McKendree. The university is sixth among the “Best Colleges In Illinois For Marketing Majors” after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Lewis, and Eastern Illinois University.

Zippia analyzed data from the National Center For Education Statistics and College Scorecard from to determine which programs offer the best opportunities based on career results (mean earnings after six and 10 years, ratio of graduates working to not working after 10 years); program emphasis and number of majors; and performance (admission rate and selectivity, graduation rate, average cost of attendance and median amount of debt).