MacMurray College traces its roots to the Illinois Conference Female Academy which was established in 1846. Founded by Methodist clergymen, the institute's name was changed a number of times. It came to be known as the MacMurray College for Women in 1930. In 1955, the MacMurray College for Men was established and these two institutions merged in 1969 to form MacMurray College. It is situated in Jacksonville, Illinois.
MacMurray College grants both associate's, and bachelor's degrees. Majors are available in nursing, criminal justice, philosophy and religion, teacher education, liberal studies, interpreter training, sport management, and social work.
The athletics teams of MacMurray College, which are nicknamed the Highlanders, participate in baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball. The college is a member of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III.
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