About Us

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Benedictine University at Springfield is a progressive liberal arts university offering master-, bachelor- and associate-degree programs. Founded in 1929 by the Ursuline Sisters, Springfield’s oldest institution of higher learning possesses an enduring legacy of leadership and excellence amid an exquisite campus setting with a vibrant student body. Degree programs include a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in business; fine arts; the natural, life, and computational sciences; as well as humanities.

Small class sizes assure students personal attention and the opportunity to succeed. The  Adult Accelerated Program gives working adults the opportunity to complete their degree at a pace that meets their needs and lifestyle. Benedictine University at Springfield’s accredited courses of study offer exceptional academic as well as practicum experience in core curricular areas, preparing students to excel as lifelong leaders and learners in both their scholarly disciplines and professional fields of study.

Accreditation and Memberships

Benedictine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, Telephone: (312) 263-0456, Website: ncahigherlearningcommission.org; and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120.

The University is also a member of the College Entrance Examination Board, Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Administrative Officers, American Library Association, Associated Colleges of Illinois, Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors, Illinois Association of Financial Aid Administrators, Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education, Illinois Library Association, National Association of College Admissions Counselors, National Association of College and University Business Officers, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.