About the 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 institutions name to McKendree. Later Bishop McKendree deeded 480 acres of rich land in Shiloh Valley, Illinois, to help support the College. In July 2007 McKendree College officially became McKendree University.
About academics/campuses/affiliated colleges
McKendree University offers programs and courses at several locations throughout Illinois and Kentucky, as well as online. All McKendree University locations are designed to be convenient and accessible. Each one offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and access to educational resources. Locations are Lebanon, Illinois Campus, Radcliff, Kentucky, Campus, Shepherdsville, Kentucky Campus, Center at Scott Air Force Base. McKendree Online Programs With diverse graduate degree programs in some of the most highly sought-after professional fields, the McKendree Graduate School has earned a reputation for academic excellence and dedication to helping students advance their careers. It combines affordability and a high-quality education when you decide to pursue your master’s or doctoral degree in business, education, nursing, criminal justice, or professional counseling. They provide academic assistance in Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC), Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ), Master of Arts in Education & Master of Arts in Teaching (MAED & MAT), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Dual Master of Science in Nursing & Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) and doctoral degrees in Specialist in Education (EdS) / Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
Total students during current session are among which 2,042 full time, 1,257 part time, 948 men full time, 1,094 women full time
Research from the university
A researcher Boysen, Guy A has recently studied and published a research entitled Explaining the relation between masculinity and stigma toward mental illness: The relative effects of sex, gender, and behavior in field of psychiatry. In which author concluded that Stereotypes interact such that people perceive some disorders as masculine and others as feminine. Masculine disorders tend to be highly stigmatized, and 3 studies explored potential causes of this effect.