University Rankings

In 2015, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University 2nd among the fastest-growing colleges in the country among private nonprofit doctoral institutions between 2003-2013. This is the third consecutive year we have been ranked as a fastest-growing college.


Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fifth consecutive year in 2015.

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Benedictine's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the fifth largest in the Chicago area in 2015.

2015-badge ranked Benedictine University's online M.B.A. and online Public Health programs among the best in the nation in 2015.

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

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


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 2015, 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 Bachelor's Programs for Veterans, Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans and Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans." 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-Badge-MBA 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.

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