McKendree Named One of the Best Online Colleges in Illinois

LEBANON, IL. — McKendree University has been recognized as one of the Best Online Colleges in Illinois in 2018 by, a provider of higher education research and college planning resources. The ranking highlights accredited, not-for-profit institutions who have developed affordable, accessible and quality academic online programs for students seeking to advance their knowledge, skills and career in their respective fields of study.’s ranking uses a methodology grounded in statistical data compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The aim is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities.

“The Best Online Colleges in Illinois ranking serves to recognize and promote online institutions in the state that provide exceptional programs that are affordable and provide meaningful learning opportunities for prospective students,” said Stephanie Snider, director at “Earning a position on this ranking demonstrates that McKendree University is committed to providing an online learning experience that values student outcomes.”

View the full ranking here. To learn more about McKendree University’s online degree programs, visit helps prospective students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides, and hundreds of unique college rankings. It also provides a wide array of college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help students get the most from their education and prepare them for the world after college.