Mississippi College

Mississippi College

Mississippi College, also known as MC, is located in Clinton, Mississippi. Though originally established as Hampstead Academy in 1827, it went through several name and status changes and was given its present name in 1830. MC enrolls more than 4,500 students annually. It is a private Christian university, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in diverse areas of study. Recently, U.S. News & World Report and the New York Times included MC among the best colleges of the nation. In addition to the main campus in Clinton, MC has several other satellite campuses located in Madison, Mississippi, and Jackson, Mississippi.

The athletics department of MC participates in various sports such as men's and women's baseball,bBasketball, softball, tennis, and aoccer. Since 2005 it has also participated in football. MC is a member of NCAA and their sports teams are known as the Choctaws.

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Contacting Mississippi College

Mississippi College
200 South Capitol Street
Clinton , MS 39058
General Phone: (601) 925-3000

Mississippi College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching255educational administration, special ed, education of learning disabled, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, math teaching, music teaching, ...
Business and Management180business management, accounting, accounting and management, accounting and related services, marketing
Law174law, legal assistant
Science86biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical physics, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine68registered nursing
Liberal Arts53language translation, French language, Spanish language, foreign languages and literature, English, English language and literature, liberal arts and humanities, international studies, social services, ...
Media38communication studies, mass communication, public relations, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling34psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling
Medical Administration28health services administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26sports and fitness management, exercise science
Security and Law Enforcement18criminal justice and administration
Religion and Philosophy15Christian studies, religious music
Design14interior design, graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, computer science
Family and Social Work11social work
Fine Arts7fine arts
Art Studies7art studies
Music7piano, voice, music pedagogy, various music studies, music, music theory and composition, conducting
Medicine1pre-med, medical preparatory
Engineering0engineering physics

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree53758
Master's degree34140
Doctor's degree - professional practice1661
Postbaccalaureate certificate42

Mississippi College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mississippi College had a total enrollment of 4,467 students (4,153 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 61%
Graduate 39%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 25%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 20%
20-21 19%
22-24 24%
25-29 17%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)4%

Mississippi College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 44 %

Mississippi College Room and Board (2007)

Mississippi College offers campus housing for 1,832 of its 4,153 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Clinton, 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 19 meals per week.

Mississippi College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460610
SAT Math470600
ACT Verbal2028
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT11%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Mississippi College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,850
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,850
Room and board $ 5,800
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,215

Financial Aid:
Mississippi College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 241500)

Mississippi College Faculty

Mississippi College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1630
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1535

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
No academic rankcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*5$72,000

*: 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 year46$73,63714$79,412
Associate professoracademic year25$60,05713$55,436
Assistant professoracademic year9$54,92233$51,896
Instructoracademic year9$44,57817$39,908
All faculty totalacademic year89$64,99177$54,850

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

Mississippi College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football American Southwest Conference
Basketball American Southwest Conference
Baseball American Southwest Conference
Track American Southwest Conference

Mississippi College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Physics

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
International/Global Studies
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Pedagogy
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

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

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

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Mississippi College Highlights

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What Sets Mississippi College Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Mississippi College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in law
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Mississippi College % of degrees in law
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Mississippi College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in science
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Mississippi College % of degrees in science
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Mississippi College Number of students
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Mississippi College % of degrees in education and teaching

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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