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The Princeton Review Taps Mississippi College – Again – for Top Southeastern Colleges List

Alumni Hall on the campus of Mississippi College
Alumni Hall on the campus of Mississippi College

For the second straight year, a nationally known organization dedicated to providing personalized, innovative, best-in-class private tutoring, test preparation, and admission products and services to help students achieve their academic goals has listed Mississippi College among its “Best Southeastern Colleges.”

MC is one of only three universities in the state to receive the designation from The Princeton Review in its online publication Aug. 17. Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi also made the 2023 listing.

The website features 655 colleges and universities divided into five zones: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International (outside of the U.S.). Schools included in the listing are not ranked. A total of 143 academic institutions in 12 states made the Southeast Region listing.

According to its website, The Princeton Review lists only those institutions “we consider academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search.” The website’s profile of MC, including an overview, statistical summary, and features, can be found here.

Dylan Martin, licensing agent for the Princeton Review, said the listing is based upon data compiled from current MC students.

“This list provides a trusted resource for future students considering your school,” Martin said.

Michael Wright, dean of enrollment services at MC, said it was an honor for MC to be named among the Best Colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review.

“All of us in the MC Family already know how incredible our product is and how transformational our people are, but it’s nice to have a quantifiable metric to back that up,” Wright said. “Our appearance on this list will increase MC’s perception in the market from the perspective of prospective students and families. It will also boost the value of the degree earned by over 40,000 living alumni.”

Wright said MC’s academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ sets the university apart from other institutions of higher learning in the region.

“Students instantly notice our joyful pursuit of Christ in every field of study, which distinguishes us from our competitors,” he said. “Our faculty and staff truly live that out and come alongside students to help them rise to their God-given potential in whatever they choose to do.

“With 85 areas of study, 50 graduate programs, NCAA Division II athletics in the Gulf South Conference, and quaintly located in Clinton, Mississippi, the community and culture are second-to-none, and I’m honored that The Princeton Review continues to notice.”

Students continue to hail MC for its rigorous academics, faith-filled faculty and student body, and rich, immersive campus experience. With a small campus, caring professors, and a tight-knit student body, the MC community is more like a family than a traditional undergraduate institution.

Affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, MC offers a wide range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, in addition to outstanding business, nursing, and physician assistant degrees.

For more than 40 years, students and their families have trusted The Princeton Review to help them successfully apply to their dream schools. Headquartered in New York City, the organization is not affiliated with Princeton University.