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McKendree Ranks Among Top Regional Universities

U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 “Best Colleges” edition rates McKendree University’s overall score in the top 25 percent of all 626 participating institutions in the Regional Universities category nationwide. Ranked 44th in the Midwest, McKendree is listed ahead of all comparable St. Louis area schools but one.

This year is the first that McKendree is included in the Best Regional Universities category (rather than Best Regional Colleges) to more accurately reflect its description. Schools are compared to their peer group in the North, South, West, or Midwest because they generally draw most students from their own region.

“We’re proud to be recognized in this category along with other fine universities such as Creighton, Butler, Drake, Valparaiso, and Xavier,” said James Dennis, president. “These results affirm our belief that McKendree offers a high quality education compared to many other institutions in our region, including some that are considerably larger.”