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Honorable Heritage

Mississippi College is a rare find in the field of private Christian education with our student body size, low cost of attendance, and our academic reputation. 

  • Established in 1826, MC is the state’s oldest institution of higher learning.
  • MC is ranked #29 on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" list.
  • The student body population is comprised of students from 39 of 50 states and over 20 foreign countries.
  • The first coeducational college in America to grant a degree to a woman – 1831.


Mississippi College is more affordable than you might think with our lower tuition and generous scholarship program. 

  • One of the most affordable private universities in the country, with a total cost at $22,932 per year.  The average private university costs $44,750 per year, with the average public university at $22,826 in-state tuition per year (Reported by the College Board's Trends in College Pricing 2012 and  Trends in Student Aid 2012 reports.).
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks MC #4 on its "Best Value Colleges" list.
  • MC is recognized as one of "America's 100 Best College Buys" by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.
  • MC awards approximately $53 million in scholarships and financial aid each year.
  • Scholarships awarded based upon academic achievement, demonstration of leadership, ministerial vocation, financial need, and other areas of merit.
  • Forbes magazine lists MC as one of the nation’s top 25 “Best College Buys.” 
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks MC #11 among Southern universities, masters level in the category ”Great Schools at Great Prices.”


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Academic Excellence

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest institution of higher learning and the largest private university in the state of Mississippi.  With more than 80 areas of study, 14 graduate degree programs, MC serves more than 5,000 students from 40 states and 30 countries.

You will find that a degree from Mississippi College holds weight with employers and can springboard you to anywhere you want to go.  

  • Over 80 undergraduate majors offered, plus over 50 graduate areas of study, two doctoral programs, a law school, and the state’s only Physician Assistant program.
  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Ranks in the top 8% of private non-doctoral colleges in PhD acceptance
  • MC students gain acceptance into medical school at over twice the national average.
  • MC is the only university in the country where undergraduates can take Medical School Board exams to see how they rank amongst other medical school students across the country.  Not only is the experience valuable, but students may also report these test scores to their medical school admissions committee.
  • In Fall 2012, MC opened an extension to the Hederman science building which features a wet cadaver lab for undergraduate study.
  • Nearly 100% of Nursing graduates find employment within three months of graduation.
  • The Sociology and Social Work department ranks in the top 10% nationally of graduates completing doctoral degrees.
  • Every year, virtually 100% of MC’s Education graduates passed the Praxis II; furthermore, 99% of Education graduates have received a positive evaluation during their first year of teaching.
  • An MC Law team won the Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship in 2011.  At the end of the 2010-11 Academic Year, MC Law's appellate advocacy program was ranked #4 in the nation by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston.
  • MC’s Administration of Justice graduate program was ranked as a top 10 program by in Fall 2013.
  • The only Baptist university to offer a Masters in Fine Arts.
  • Mississippi College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, education specialists degrees, education and counseling doctorates, and the first professional degree in law.  View our other departmental accreditations.