MacMurray College

MacMurray College

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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MacMurray College
447 E. College Ave
Jacksonville , IL 62650-2590
General Phone: (217) 479-7000

MacMurray Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching37education, special ed, education of hearing impaired, elementary school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts21American studies, Spanish language, sign language translation, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and administration
Business and Management11business management, accounting, MIS, marketing
Family and Social Work8social work
Science7biology, chemistry, physics, physics courses
Therapy and Counseling6psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3sports and fitness management
Fine Arts2fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Engineering0various engineering courses
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for MacMurray in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12636
Associate's degree53

MacMurray Student Body

In 2007-2008, MacMurray had a total enrollment of 648 students (621 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 12%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 24%
20-21 31%
22-24 23%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina1%

MacMurray Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 17 %

MacMurray Room and Board (2007)

MacMurray offers campus housing for 509 of its 621 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Jacksonville, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

MacMurray Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal370470
SAT Math430500
SAT Writing340430
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT6%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

MacMurray Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,450
Room and board $ 7,290
Room charge $ 3,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,990
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,960

Financial Aid:
MacMurray participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 171700)

MacMurray Faculty

MacMurray has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track47
Non-tenured and not on tenure track05

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$55,1353$53,780

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$48,4964$50,131
Associate professoracademic year1*3$44,511
Assistant professoracademic year3$42,05710$41,621
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year7$45,16118$43,244

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

MacMurray Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

MacMurray Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General


Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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