About McKendree University

McKendree University offers students many ways to make their mark, with 50 undergraduate majors and co-curricular activities including study abroad, debate, marching band, show choir, community service, mission trips and Greek life.  Bearcat student-athletes compete in 28 men’s and women’s sports and McKendree is a member of NCAA Division II in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. McKendree's Hettenhausen Center for the Arts is southern Illinois’ finest performing arts venue. The university also owns and operates a golf course and an art gallery.

Our reputation for high quality education in a friendly, nurturing environment is well known and nationally recognized. Total enrollment is over 3,000, with a 236-acre campus in Lebanon, Illinois near downtown St. Louis, and centers at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and in Louisville and Radcliff, Kentucky.


Emerging Leaders Group Announced for 2014-15

As Emerging Leaders, students discover their potential and develop their leadership skills by participating in workshops, retreats and conferences throughout the year.

15 days ago

McKendree University Welcomes New Students

McKendree University welcomes new students enrolled this fall at its Lebanon, Ill., Louisville and Radcliff, Ky. campuses; the Center at Scott Air Force Base, off-site locations and online.

about 1 month ago

Meet the New Student Orientation Leaders

New Student Orientation leaders help new students make the transition to college life and introduce them to McKendree's services, history, spirit and traditions.

2 months ago
Study Abroad

Bearcats Abroad: Exploring Japan on the Technos Trip

Two McKendree University students and an education professor have been exploring Japan's history, traditions and contemporary culture as guests of Technos International College in Tokyo.

4 months ago
Dean's List

McKendree University Announces Spring 2014 Dean's List

McKendree University congratulates students on the Dean's List, who earned a grade point average of 3.60 or higher for the spring 2014 semester.

4 months ago