University Rankings


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



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 eight and online Public Health among the top five best programs in the nation in 2017.


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


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 Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior was named one of the best online master's programs in the nation in 2017 by Nonprofitcollegesonline.com.



Benedictine University was named one of the best colleges in the Midwest and nation for cost and quality by Washingtonmonthly.com in 2016.


Benedictine University was named the safest four-year university in Illinois in 2015 by StateUniversity.com.



Institutional Marketing and Communications

Ryan Blackburn
(630) 829-6070
rblackburn@ben.edu