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Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois, United States
Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Distance Learning Courses

Medicine & Health (9)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Founded in 1887, the University prepares students for personal and professional development through programs that combine the liberal arts with career-oriented curricula.


At Benedictine University, we help you define your future through career-focused educational programs presented in a cutting-edge, engaging online format with personalized attention, support and learning resources. As a student and a graduate, you will always be a valued member of the Benedictine community.

Benedictine is known for consistently pushing the education envelope. We were one of the first schools to launch a fully online degree program and one of the first to adopt the latest in learning management technology. We’re adding campuses across the globe and adding programs based on industry demand.


As an alumnus, you can benefit from career services, networking opportunities and much more. The center of all this activity is the Alumni Community, where you can find:

  • Job postings
  • Alumni spotlights
  • Class notes
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Networking events
  • And more


Student services

The moment you request information from us you will receive personalized support from a program manager who will answer your specific questions and help you through the admissions process. After your first week of class, you will then be introduced to your student services coordinator who will provide support and resources to assist you on your educational journey all the way through to graduation.


Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

The Master of Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Benedictine University is a member of:

  • American Council on Education, Council for Independent Colleges,
  • Association of Governing Boards,
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities,
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities,
  • National Catholic Education Association
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools,
  • College Entrance Examination Board,
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers,
  • East-West Corporate Corridor Association
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Associated Colleges of Illinois
  • Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area
  • Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education
  • Corporate Partnership for Excellence in Education
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • The Institute of International Education, Inc.

Lisle, Illinois, United States

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