Benedictine University adheres to the belief that a broad-based, liberal arts education provides students with a concrete foundation for a lifetime of change and is the best preparation for life-long learning. A Benedictine education prepares students to communicate effectively, to reason and make informed judgments, to identify and solve problems, to develop a sense of intellectual curiosity, to pursue and communicate the truth, and to confront and resolve ethical issues.
Forbes Forbes magazine has named Benedictine University one of America’s Best Colleges for the eighth consecutive year. The Forbes ranking indicates BenU is among the top 20 percent of all American colleges for 2018-19.
U.S. News & World Report the global authority in education rankings, ranks Benedictine University among its 2019 Best Colleges using 16 measures of academic quality including student outcomes, graduation rates and support for low-income students through graduation.
Benedictine's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the seventh largest in the Chicago area in 2017.
In 2017, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University No. 8 among the fastest-growing colleges in the country for private nonprofit doctoral institutions between 2005-2015. This is the fiftth consecutive year we have been ranked as a fastest-growing college.
Graduateprograms.com does annual assessments and rankings of more than 200 accredited masters and doctorial programs throughout the United States. Benedictine University had four different programs rank among the top 25 in each program category including Nutrition and Wellness (M.S., 3rd), Public Health (M.P.H., 11th), Nursing (M.S.N, 13th) and Accounting (M.S., 23rd).
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.
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.
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 U.S. College Rankings lists Benedictine University among the top colleges and universities in the country based on teaching resources, student engagement, learning enviornment and outcomes.
OnlineMasters.com, an industry leading educational research organization rated Benedictine University’s online Masters of Science in Nursing and online Masters in Marketing MBA programs among the 50 best online M.S.N programs in the nation based on exclusive data comprised of interviews and surveys with current students, alumni, insights from health industry experts and hiring managers from clinics and hospitals.
GiJobs.com. For the second consecutive year, Benedictine University earned the gold award for being a Military Friendly School designation.
Benedictine’s masters degrees in Health Education and Public Health are ranked 7th and 15th respectively on the SR Education Group’s Best Online Colleges list. The rankings are based on two important factors: salary potential, and tuition rates. SR Education Group has also ranked BenU’s masters degree in Health Education (23rd) among its Most Affordable Online Colleges list.
CollegeFactual.com, a website dedicated to matching prospective college students with institutions that best fit their interests has ranked Benedictine University in the top 100 for Best Colleges and Universities for non-traditional students. Benedictine University is ranked #82 out of 1,159 colleges and universities in providing quality education to non-traditional students. This puts it in the top 10% of schools in the nation for returning adults and other non-traditional students. BenU was also ranked #8 out of a total of 49 schools in the state of Illinois for non-traditional students. This puts it in the top 15% of schools in the state for this category.
A top site for human resources professionals, HR.com named Benedictine’s Ph.D./D.B.A Program in Values-Driven Leadership as the #1 Ph.D. program in leadership in the country.