U.S. News Rates All McKendree Online Programs Among Nation’s Top 150

Over 1,200 Programs Evaluated to Identify the Best

(LEBANON, Ill., January 12, 2016) - McKendree University’s four online degree programs are among the top 150 in four categories of U.S. News’ “Best Online Programs” for 2016.

U.S. News evaluated more than 1,200 programs to identify the best. The McKendree online bachelor’s degree programs, graduate education program, MBA and graduate nursing degree programs are listed among the top 150 in their respective categories. This year U.S. News’ Best Online Programs recognizes those from reporting schools nationwide in seven categories: online bachelor’s and online graduate MBA and business, criminal justice, education, engineering, information technology and nursing. Results are posted at usnews.com/online-education.

“All of McKendree’s online programs are ranked within the top 150 or better. There are over 4,000 institutions of higher education in this country. Some offer online programs but chose not to submit data for this survey. We submitted information on all of our programs - and all of them were included in the Best Online Programs rankings. That’s pretty remarkable,” said Dr. Christine Bahr, provost.

Available to students who are unable to attend one of the university’s campuses or off-campus locations, McKendree Online offers bachelor’s degrees in psychology, business administration (BBA) and nursing (BSN). The BBA degree is available in six majors: accounting, business administration, human resource management, management, marketing and sport management.

“McKendree Online allows all students, regardless of their geographic location, to benefit from the university’s reputation for academic excellence,” Bahr said.

Graduate students can obtain an MBA or a Master of Arts in Education degree online with majors in higher education administrative services and in curriculum design and instruction, as well as a middle school endorsement. Master’s degrees in nursing are offered as three tracks: nurse educator, and nurse manager-administration.

For more information, visit McKendreeIsOnline.com or call (618) 537-6576.