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

Among Midwest’s Best for Value, Veterans and Social Mobility

(LEBANON, Ill., September 12, 2022) — McKendree University once again ranks in the top tier of regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 “Best Colleges” edition, released on Sept. 12, 2022. U.S. News rated 593 participating institutions in the Regional Universities category nationwide, and McKendree is ranked No. 58 among the Best “Midwest” Regional Universities.

“We are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News as a top tier University,” said President Daniel Dobbins. “At McKendree, we are committed to ensuring access to a high quality college experience and prioritizing affordability by investing in opportunities for our students to succeed.”

In the Midwest regional category, McKendree was also recognized for other distinctions, including “Best Colleges for Veterans” at No. 23, “Top Performer on Social Mobility” at No. 38,” “Best Value Schools” at No. 41 and “Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.” McKendree is also listed nationally on the “Best Undergraduate Nursing Program” rankings.

The 2022-23 U.S. News “Best Colleges” rankings evaluate more than 1,500 colleges and universities on up to 17 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 38 years, the rankings have become a comprehensive tool for students and their parents in their search for the right college or university. The full 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings and data are now online at usnews.com/colleges.