U.S. News Ranks McKendree in Top Tier of Midwest Regional Universities

(LEBANON, Ill., September 18, 2023) – McKendree University once more ranks in the top tier of regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 “Best Colleges” edition, released on Sept. 18, 2023. U.S. News rated participating institutions in the Regional Universities category nationwide, and McKendree is ranked no. 84 among the Best “Midwest” Regional Universities. The rankings are split into four regions: North, South, West and Midwest.

Among Midwest regional universities, McKendree was also recognized for distinction in other categories, including “Top Performer on Social Mobility” at no. 51 and “Best Online Master’s in Education Programs” at no. 89, up from last year’s score of 101.

The 2023-24 U.S. News “Best Colleges” rankings evaluate nearly 1,500 U.S. colleges and universities on up to 19 measures of academic quality, including graduation and retention rates, social mobility, strength of faculty, and low rates of student debt among graduates.

Over the past 39 years, the rankings have become a comprehensive tool for students and their parents in their search for the right college or university. The full 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings and data are now online at usnews.com/colleges.