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Methodist College Quick Facts

Methodist College is a private, not-for-profit college located in Peoria, Illinois, focused on nursing, health science, and human services education. Methodist College offers academic excellence, and our baccalaureate and master level degree programs help prepare students for successful careers in healthcare. 

Methodist College is a four-year college affiliated with UnityPoint Health, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The baccalaureate and master's degree nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Methodist College's academic programs combine classroom based studies, research and dynamic real-world clinical experience. General education courses incorporate nursing and health science concepts for students to transition seamlessly into their desired program. Students benefit from smaller class sizes, greater individualized attention with faculty members and the support of other like-minded, goal-oriented students.

Academic Programs

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Generalist
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Educator Post Masters Certificate 
  • Prelicensure

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Prelicensure
  • Accelerated Prelicensure
  • Second Degree
  • RN to BSN

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Bachelor of Social Work

Medical Assistant Certificate

Nursing Assistant Certificate

Gerontology Certificate

IPEDS Reports

Source: IPEDS National Center for Education Statistics

2020 IPEDS Data Feedback Report (National Center for Education Statistics) (PDF)

Spring 2022  Enrollment*

Total Enrollment: 527
Undergraduate Enrollment: 494
Graduate Enrollment: 33


53% Full-time | 47% Part-time

89% Female | 10% Male

26% Minority

Pell Recipient- 40%

Veteran Status - 3.0%

In-state - 96% | Out-of-state - 4%

Methodist College Graduation and Retention Rates

Methodist College Graduation and Retention Rates for Academic Years 2015-2016 through 2018-2019

Methodist College Cohort Default Rate History

The cohort default rate, which measures the number of student loan borrowers from a given institution who default on their loans within three years of beginning repayment, is used by the Department of Education to determine a college's eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs.

Methodist College Cohort Default Rate History

Fiscal Year Rate Type Rate
 2018 3YR Official 5.7%
 2017 3YR Official 3.5%
 2016 3YR Official 6.4%

Methodist College NCLEX-RN Pass Rates 2021

The 2021 NCLEX-RN Pass Rates for the baccalaureate nursing program is 87%.

The 2021 NCLEX-RN Pass Rates for the Master of Science in Nursing-Prelicensure program is 100%.