McKendree University

Lebanon, IL 62254
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McKendree University is one of the eighty-two private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Illinois. The campus is located in a suburb, in Lebanon.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,676 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 364 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 273 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 51% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

McKendree University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $28,560, and fees were $1,080. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,560 and $1,080 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students2,676
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1981 - 12/31/2009
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/13/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/13/2007 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT966 to 1158
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$935/credit
In State Students$935/credit
Out of State Students$935/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$495/credit
In State Students$495/credit
Out of State Students$495/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $42,075 $42,075 $42,075
ADN 70 $65,450 $65,450 $65,450
BSN 125 $116,875 $116,875 $116,875
FNP 50 $24,750 $24,750 $24,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of McKendree University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 35% $4,032
Other Federal Grant 15% $887
State Grant & Scholarships 32% $4,315
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $17,235
Federal Student Loans 65% $5,507
Private Loans 7% $13,474


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$15,582
$30,001 to $48,000$18,548
$48,001 to $75,000$20,007
$75,001 to $110,000$22,967
Over $110,000$23,373

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
McKendree University
701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL 62254

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