Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning located in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service, and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and The Graduate School. Widely respected for our outstanding faculty and student-centered approach to learning, we’re able to provide the resources of a large public university—but with the personalized attention of a small private college. With more than 77,000 alumni worldwide, we are full of promise to become one of the nation’s best comprehensive academic institutions.
About the College of Education and Health Sciences
The College of Education and Health Sciences at Bradley University prepares motivated learners like you to become leaders and innovators in the human service professions: education, counseling, nursing, family and consumer sciences, health sciences, physical therapy and administration. We offer a wide variety of cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate programs — each one designed to expertly combine rigorous academics with real-world practice. When you choose to study with us, you’ll be joining a rich culture of collaboration, community and shared values, one that challenges you to grow personally and professionally.
About the Department of Nursing
The Department of Nursing at Bradley University is actively shaping the next generation of nursing leaders. Driven by our commitment to excellence in the preparation of professional nurses, we offer a number of dynamic, personalized nursing education programs to equip you with the specialized expertise to meet society’s global healthcare needs.
About the Department of Leadership in Education, Nonprofits and Counseling
The Department of Leadership in Education, Nonprofits and Counseling is dedicated to educating intelligent and empathetic leaders prepared to help their organizations, institutions or nonprofits thrive even in the face of various challenges. LENC programs combine your professional experience with the latest strategies to enhance your capabilities and provide new perspectives on leadership and your personal leadership style.
#5 Among Regional Universities (Midwest) – U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges (2021)
#5 Best Value Schools, Regional Universities (Midwest) – U.S. News & World Report (2019)
Bradley Ranked Among Nation’s Best Universities – The Princeton Review: The Best 384 Colleges (2019). Only 15% of all four-year colleges receive this distinction each year, and Bradley has regularly been included on the list.
Bradley University has been named a Military Friendly School – a designation honoring the top 20% of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace U.S. military service members, veterans and spouses to ensure their success as students.