Millsaps College

Millsaps College

Millsaps College is a privately supported, liberal arts college, located in the heart of Jackson in Mississippi, United States. Millsaps College was established in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church. Millsaps College is set across a 100-acre campus. Students can choose from a variety of academic programs including pre-professional programs, student research, and interdisciplinary programs at the college. Millsaps College featured in the Princeton Review among 'The Best 368 Colleges' in 2009.

Millsaps College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The athletics teams of the college are nicknamed as the Majors. Mr. Major is the college mascot. The Majors participate in varsity sports including baseball, cross country, football, tennis, and volleyball.

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Millsaps College
1701 N State St
Jackson , MS 39210-0001
General Phone: (601) 974-1000

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Millsaps College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management119business management, accounting
Liberal Arts83European studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, economics, ...
Science38biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling32psychology
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion
Education and Teaching6education
Art Studies5art studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Fine Arts3fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Millsaps College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree24629
Master's degree592

Millsaps College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Millsaps College had a total enrollment of 1,151 students (1,219 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 11%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 39%
20-21 36%
22-24 15%
25-29 5%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Millsaps College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

Millsaps College Room and Board (2007)

Millsaps College offers campus housing for 876 of its 1,219 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Millsaps College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530670
SAT Math530650
ACT Verbal2431
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2329

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT27%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Millsaps College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,754
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,754
Room and board $ 8,800
Room charge $ 4,956
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,844
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Millsaps College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 241400)

Millsaps College Faculty

Millsaps College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$87,3579$84,090
Associate professoracademic year23$60,32415$58,226
Assistant professoracademic year18$57,75615$49,574
Instructoracademic year0*3$59,689
No academic rankacademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year55$66,36544$59,656

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

Millsaps College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Millsaps College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

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

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
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