Why a Benedictine Education?
Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, we prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community.
Benedictine University is a Catholic University in the Benedictine Tradition that Provides a Values-Centered Liberal Arts Education Enriched by Our Excellence in Science.
In 2014, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University as the No. 1 fastest-growing campus in the country among private nonprofit doctoral institutions between 2002-2012.
Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fourth consecutive year in 2014.
Benedictine's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.
TheBestColleges.org ranked Benedictine No. 1 in the nation for online master’s degrees in health administration and health care management; third among the top online Catholic Colleges and Universities, online Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) programs and online colleges for accounting degrees; and fifth in the nation for online Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) programs for 2014.
TheBestSchools.org ranked Benedictine among the top 10 online Christian colleges in the United States for 2013. Benedictine's online Associate of Arts in Business Administration program No.1 in the nation and the online M.B.A. Entrepreneurship program ranked among the top 10 in the nation for 2013.
U.S. News & World Report consistently lists Benedictine
University among the best colleges and universities in the nation and
recognizes BenU for campus ethnic diversity. For 2014, Benedictine was named to
its list of "Best Online Bachelor's Programs," "Best Online Graduate Business
Programs," "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs" and "Best Online Graduate
StateUniversity.com ranked Benedictine University as the second safest four-year school in Illinois based on a scale that accounts for the severity and frequency of on-campus crime in 2012.
Benedictine University's Police Department in 2013 became the first private University law enforcement agency in Illinois to earn accreditation through the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.
Affordablecollegesonline.org ranked Benedictine University among the top 25 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 2013.
Education and technology blog edcetera named Benedictine University at Mesa among the 10 universities in the nation on the cutting edge of tech for 2013.
Recognized by the Daily Herald Business Ledger on the list of "Oldest Companies and Organizations" for 2013.
Named to Military Advanced Education's 2014 Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities list.
Benedictine University at Springfield chosen as a "Favorite Best College/University" in the State Journal Register's Reader's Choice Awards.