Messiah College Academic Life


The student-faculty ratio at Messiah College is 13:1, and the school has 48.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Messiah College include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Elementary Education and Teaching; Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; and Engineering, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.5 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Philosophy
Humanities Foreign languages
Computer literacy Sciences (biological or physical)
Mathematics History
English (including composition) Social science
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution


Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 9%
Elementary Education and Teaching 7%
Business Administration and Management, General 6%
Psychology, General 6%
Engineering, General 4%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Bachelor's, Post-bachelor's certificate, Master's, Post-master's certificate
Combined-degree programs Politics (B.A.)/M.S. in Public Policy and Management
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 99%
Service learning 98%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 96%
Writing in the disciplines 90%
Undergraduate research/creative projects 50%
Learning communities 96%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 86%
4-year graduation rate 70%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data

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