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The Honors College is a cohort-based program in which students will be challenged academically, grow spiritually, and become engaged in their community. Students will develop life-long friendships between faculty, staff, and students.

Mission Statement

The Honors College at Mississippi College offers a vibrant learning community dedicated to meaningful reflection, faithful citizenship, and servant leadership. Students learn to translate knowledge into wisdom as they think deeply about enduring themes and important questions. They are encouraged to imitate Christ, cultivate virtue, and pursue human flourishing. Students are challenged to see the love of neighbors as foundational to their calling and leadership in careers, communities, and churches.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Honors College currently awards incoming freshmen an Honors College Scholarship.  This scholarship was initially funded by a generous gift of Mr. J.L. Holloway.  It provides students with full tuition, room, and board scholarships and allows students to partake in all Honors College sponsored opportunities including the summer international experience.

Enrichment Opportunities & International Experience

We believe learning should extend beyond the walls of a traditional classroom.  Honors College scholars take part in a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities.  Students interact with remarkable guests including community leaders, physicians, politicians, and athletes gaining valuable insight into numerous professional fields.  As part of a two-week summer international experience, scholars will explore their education in the global context.

Living & Learning Communities

Scholars in the Honors College may live together in suite-style housing at University Place, a modern residence on the university's East Campus.  It is here that students develop life-long friendships and encourage each other to grow academically and spiritually.

Dedicated Advising

The Honors College provides personalized academic advising for all honors scholars.  Honors advisors work in conjunction with each student’s departmental advisor ensuring that honors scholars receive a seamless and comprehensive advising experience.