Mississippi College

200 Capitol St, Clinton, United States
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Overview of Mississippi College

About this school

Mississippi College, founded in 1826, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 320-acre campus is located in Clinton, northeast of Jackson.
  • Website


    www.mc.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    2,032

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,004
    • Men:1,213 (40.4%)
    • Women:1,791 (59.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Mississippi College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
200 South Capitol Street
City, State, Zip
Clinton, MS  39058
Phone
(601) 925-3800
Fax
(601) 925-3804
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 1,958 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 1,184 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 774 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
708 (44%) of 1,615 admitted students enrolled
Women
417 (43%) of 980 admitted students enrolled
Men
291 (46%) of 635 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.56
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
12%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
44%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $17,392 (53.703875250887755%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,610 (29.674231897483402%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (4.014204106839586%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,083 (12.607688744789254%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Mississippi College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002415
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
510 (91.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
297 (58.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
297 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
31 (10.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$17,771
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 295 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,755
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 215 (72.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,176
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
219 (39.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,383

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,134 (76.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,444 (67.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,444 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
208 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$16,941
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,385 (95.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,232
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,153 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,819
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
1,041 (37.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,457

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,123
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


228

Part-Time Faculty


205

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


41%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
262,908

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
492
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Mississippi College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musical Theatre
  • Painting
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Sculpture
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Voice and Opera
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Engineering, law, medicine with University of Mississippi

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Science, Master of Science in Communication, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Services Administration, Master of Combined Sciences, Master of Liberal Studies, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (41)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Political Science
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


25,305

Nearest Metropolitan Area


140 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Jackson

Weather


Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 90.6 average high in September
Rain
112 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Jackson

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


64% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


36%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Choctaw
School Colors
Navy blue and old gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cheerleading, equestrian sports, field hockey, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Mississippi College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, baptist student union, nenamoosha social tribe, laguna social tribe, civitan service club, shawreth service club

Sororities


24% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,677

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,004
Women
1,791
Men
1,213

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 19.7% Black/African-American
  • 3.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 70.5% White
  • 3.0% Unknown

International Students


6.5% from 36 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


2,032

Student Resources

Study resources