Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016.


Benedictine University is ranked among the top schools in Illinois and the nation for return on investment (ROI). BenU is one of the top 10 schools in Illinois and in the top 20 percent nationally, according to the 2016 PayScale Inc. ROI Report for colleges with the best value.


U.S. News & World Report consistently lists Benedictine University among the best colleges and universities in the nation and ranks Benedictine among the most ethnically diverse campuses in Illinois. For 2016, Benedictine was named to its list of "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs," and for 2015, "Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans, Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans and Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans."


Benedictine's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2016.


In 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University No. 1 among the fastest-growing Roman Catholic colleges in the country for doctoral institutions and No. 3 among the fastest-growing colleges in the country for private nonprofit doctoral institutions between 2004-2014. This is the fourth consecutive year we have been ranked as a fastest-growing college.


Graduateprograms.com ranked Benedictine University's online M.B.A. among the top six and online Public Health among the top four best programs in the nation in 2016.


Benedictine's Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is listed among the nation's "50 Most Affordable Online M.P.H. Programs for 2015" by Topmastersinhealthcare.com.


Publichealthonline.org ranked Benedictine University on its list of Best Online M.P.H. programs for 2015.


Affordablecollegesonline.org ranks Benedictine University among the Best Online Colleges in Illinois for 2015 and among the top 15 most affordable Catholic colleges and universities in the country with the highest starting salaries earned by graduates and among the most affordable colleges in Illinois for online programs for 2014.


Named to Military Advanced Education's 2014 Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities list.


GoGrad.org ranked Benedictine University among the Top Online M.B.A. Programs in 2015.


Benedictine University is the first four-year private university in Illinois to be named a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Benedictine's doctorate in education was named one of the best online doctoral programs in the nation in 2015 by Nonprofit Colleges Online.



Benedictine University was named one of the best colleges in the Midwest and nation for cost and quality by Washingtonmonthly.com in 2015.


Benedictine University is the safest four-year university in Illinois according to a 2015 listing by StateUniversity.com for campus crime reported in 2014.



Upcoming Events

Sep
27
COEHS College Meeting
Main Campus in Lisle
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Event Details

COEHS College Meeting

Date: September 27

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Campus: Lisle

Contact: Erica George    630-829-6084    egeorge@ben.edu

Sep
27
Operations and Policy Committee Meeting
Main Campus in Lisle
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Details

Operations and Policy Committee Meeting

Date: September 27

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: KN 260

Sep
27
Film Presentation: "The Hunting Ground"
Main Campus in Lisle
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Details

Film Presentation: "The Hunting Ground"

Date: September 27

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin 110

Contact: Dr. Patricia Somers    psomers@ben.edu

Event Description:

From the official website for The Hunting Ground:

The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.

In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.

Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity.

Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.

Since the film's premiere at Sundance, it had been screened at the White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country. The documentary has inspired new laws in New York and California and changes in campus policies.

Sep
27
Next Generation M.B.A. Virtual Information Session
Springfield Branch Campus
12:00 PM
Event Details

Next Generation M.B.A. Virtual Information Session

Date: September 27

Time: 12:00 PM

Campus: Region - Central Illinois

Location: Online

Sep
27
Next Generation M.B.A. Virtual Information Session
Springfield Branch Campus
5:00 PM
Event Details

Next Generation M.B.A. Virtual Information Session

Date: September 27

Time: 5:00 PM

Campus: Region - Central Illinois

Location: Online

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