Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

McKendree University

Find Schools Near

McKendree University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about McKendree University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is McKendree University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

McKendree University was awarded 5 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked McKendree as #882 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

McKendree also holds the #37 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

See all of the rankings for McKendree University.

Is It Hard to Get Into McKendree?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to McKendree University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 62%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to McKendree submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 483 and 590. Math scores were between 483 and 568.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for McKendree University  ( 483 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for McKendree University  ( 483 to 568 )
McKendree received ACT scores from 88% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for McKendree University  ( 19 to 25 )

Learn more about McKendree University admissions.

McKendree University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, McKendree University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at McKendree University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at McKendree University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like McKendree University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At McKendree this rate is 33%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at McKendree University.

Good Overall Diversity at McKendree

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,104 undergraduates at McKendree with 1,692 being full-time and 412 being part-time.

McKendree Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for McKendree is 70.84 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  70.84 out of 100
Less Diverse
More Diverse

Get more detailed information on diversity and student demographics at McKendree University.

How Much Does McKendree University Cost?

The overall average net price of McKendree is $20,479. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for McKendree

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,582 $18,548 $20,007 $22,967 $23,373

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of McKendree, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At McKendree, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $6,902 a year. That adds up to $27,608 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at McKendree is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Get more details about paying for McKendree University.

How Much Money Do McKendree Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from McKendree make about $45,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for McKendree students since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at McKendree University make the most money.

Location of McKendree University

McKendree University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Lebanon, Illinois. Lebanon is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

Get more details about the location of McKendree University.

Location of McKendree University

Contact details for McKendree are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 701 College Rd, Lebanon, IL 62254-1291
Phone: 618-537-4481

McKendree University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from McKendree University. Of these students, 536 received undergraduate degrees and 200 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 73 $68,800
Business Administration & Management 58 $41,000
General Psychology 45 $28,100
Health & Physical Education 31 NA
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 29 $40,900
Human Resource Management 28 $38,000
Sociology 28 $29,300
Accounting 26 $41,800
Health Sciences & Services 24 NA
Marketing 23 $32,300

Learn more about the majors offered at McKendree University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at McKendree

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,050 students took at least one online class at McKendree University. This is a decrease from the 1,070 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,050 491
2016-2017 1,070 504
2015-2016 882 491
2014-2015 982 506
2013-2014 478 478

Learn more about online learning at McKendree University.

If you’re considering McKendree University, here are some more schools you may be interested in knowing more about.

Curious on how these schools stack up against McKendree? Pit them head to head with College Combat, our free interactive tool that lets you compare college on the features that matter most to you!


Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You