University Rankings


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


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 fifth largest in the Chicago area in 2015.


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.


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.



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