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Enrollment and Rankings on the Rise

Enrollment and Rankings on the Rise

Enrollment continues to be a Mississippi College success story

Enrollment continues to be a Mississippi College success story. Last fall, enrollment reached 5,050 students attracted by the university’s academic programs, extracurricular offerings, and Christian emphasis.

The strong appeal and exceptional value of a Mississippi College education has been recognized in several national publications, including U.S. News & World Report. The magazine’s September 2014 issue ranked MC as No. 4 among the South’s regional universities in its “Great Schools, Great Prices” category. Christian Universities Online ranked Mississippi College 8th in a survey of America’s most affordable Christian colleges.

In August, MC welcomed 580 freshmen to campus, including Chandler Brown, who set his sights on MC when he heard about the university’s clay shooting program. The No. 1 junior trap shooter in the state of Tennessee and a 2014 All-American, Brown is a standout on the shooting course and in the classroom.

“The main things that led me to MC are the excellent science programs and the sporting clays team,” says Brown, a biology major who hopes to become a dentist.

Lucas Scarborough, a freshman from West Monroe, Louisiana, considered schools in his home state before choosing Mississippi College as the ideal location to major in Christian studies. Scarborough describes his choice of MC as simply a matter of “the Lord opening doors.”

Doors at MC also opened to a record 377 international students, as well as the largest number of graduate students in university history. Additional housing units are under construction on the East Campus (the former Clinton Junior High School property) in anticipation of increased enrollment in 2015.