Benedictine University Profile

Benedictine University is a leading private Catholic university located in Illinois, offering a range of undergraduate and graduate academic programs through the College of Business, the College of Education and Health Services, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and the Margaret and Harold Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies. It was founded in 1887 in Chicago as St. Procopius College.

Undergraduate programs are offered in Accounting, Bilingual Journalism, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Biology, Business and Economics, Business with Science Applications, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Arts, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering Science, English Language and Literature, Environmental Science, Finance, Fine Arts, and more. Graduate programs offered include the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology (M.S.C.E.P.), Master of Science in Leadership (M.S.L.), Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S.M.O.B.), etc.

Benedictine University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The teacher education program has been accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education, Teacher Certification Section. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing for registered nurses is accredited by the National League for Nursing. In addition the University is approved by the American Chemical Society to award ACS certified B.S. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 52nd among Regional Universities (Midwest) by US News (2011).

- For 2008, U.S. News & World Report ranked Benedictine as a Top School in the Midwest (and 6th in Illinois) for Master’s Universities, 13th in the Midwest (and 6th in Illinois) for Ethnic Diversity, as a Top Campus with the Most International Students (5th in Illinois) and for Highest Proportion of Classes Under 20 Students (7th in Illinois).

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