Mississippi College

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MC Box 4001

Clinton, MS 39058

Phone: (601) 925-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#27 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Mississippi College is a private institution that was founded in 1826. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,042, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 474 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mississippi College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 27. Its tuition and fees are $14,868 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mississippi College, governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a private, co-educational, comprehensive university of liberal arts and sciences and professional studies dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence. As a Christian institution, Mississippi College values the integration of faith and learning throughout the educational process. Consistent with its Baptist heritage and relationship to the Convention, Mississippi College provides a quality Christian education for its student population. Students select the university because of the quality of its academic programs, Christian environment, and location. The university strives to recruit students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, leadership, and church/community involvement. The majority of students come from Mississippi and other southeastern states. Mississippi College stimulates the intellectual development of its students through the liberal arts and sciences and concentrated study in specialized fields, including pre-professional and professional programs. Furthermore, the university environment promotes the spiritual, social, emotional, and physical development of its students and encourages them to utilize their skills, talents, and abilities as they pursue meaningful careers, life-long learning, and service to God and others.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1826
Religious affiliation Mississippi Baptist Convention
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $61,117,287


When applying to Mississippi College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Mississippi College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 58.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Mississippi College is 15:1, and the school has 61.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mississippi College include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Accounting; and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 41%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 10%
Business Administration and Management, General 8%
Elementary Education and Teaching 8%
Accounting 7%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 7%

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Student Life

Mississippi College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,042, with a gender distribution of 39.2 percent male students and 60.8 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51 percent of students live off campus. Mississippi College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,070
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Mississippi College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Mississippi College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Mississippi College, 74 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Mississippi College.

Students who have cars on campus 74%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Mississippi College, 63.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,234.

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Tuition and fees $14,868 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,150 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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