McKendree University

Established in 1828 by pioneer Methodists, McKendree is the oldest college in Illinois, and the oldest in the nation with continuous ties to the United Methodist Church. First called "Lebanon Seminary," the school opened in two rented sheds for 72 students. In 1830, Bishop William McKendree, the first American-born bishop of the Methodist church, permitted the Board of Trustees to change the institution's name to McKendree. Later Bishop McKendree deeded 480 acres of rich land in Shiloh Valley, Illinois, to help support the College. Reverend Peter Akers, in 1833, was the first president of the newly named college. He was three times president of McKendree and received its first degree, an honorary Doctorate of Divinity. In 1835, the college received one of the first charters granted to independent church colleges by the Illinois legislature. The institution still operates under the provisions of a second, more liberal charter obtained in 1839. McKendree's students have included many who became pioneers in industry and business, who became senators and governors and career public servants, who became distinguished military leaders, and who filled pulpits and teaching appointments across the land. In July 2007 McKendree College officially became McKendree University.

Admissions
Chris Hall
VP of Admissions and Financial Aid
Phone: (618) 537-4481
Email: chall@mckendree.edu
Address
701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL 62254
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources And Conservation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Common Application Accepted
Yes
Application Fee
No
Application Fee Amount
$0
Total Applications
1,997
63%
Admission Rate
Costs
Tuition
$30,540
Room and Board
$9,920
Book Fees
$1,000
Additional Fees
$1,100
Miscellaneous Fees
$2,550
Total Expenses
$45,110
68%
Tuition
Average Financial Aid
$21,203
47%
Coverage of total expenses
Total Students
2,494
43%
57%
Total Undergraduates
1,951
47%
53%
Total Graduates
543
30%
70%
All Faculty
438
44%
56%
Full Time Faculty
258
43%
57%
Part Time Faculty
180
45%
55%