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McPherson College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how McPherson College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is McPherson College Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

McPherson College was awarded 6 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked McPherson College as #1,185 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 27 colleges in Kansas, McPherson College is ranked at #15.

See all of the rankings for McPherson College.

Is It Hard to Get Into McPherson College?

Acceptance Rate

McPherson College has an acceptance rate of 48%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for McPherson College.

Average Test Scores

About 22% of students accepted to McPherson College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 480 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for McPherson College  ( 550 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for McPherson College  ( 480 to 550 )
McPherson College received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for McPherson College  ( 20 to 24 )

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McPherson College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at McPherson College is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at McPherson College is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at McPherson College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at McPherson College is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from McPherson College have a four-year graduation rate of 38%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at McPherson College.

Good Overall Diversity at McPherson College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 725 undergraduates at McPherson College with 673 being full-time and 52 being part-time.

McPherson College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for McPherson College is 65.38 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  65.38 out of 100
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How Much Does McPherson College Cost?

The overall average net price of McPherson College is $21,341. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for McPherson College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,383 $21,194 $20,647 $23,466 $24,483

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of McPherson College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At McPherson College, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $11,855 a year. That adds up to $47,420 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at McPherson College is 11.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do McPherson College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from McPherson College make about $39,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at McPherson College make the most money.

Location of McPherson College

Located in McPherson, Kansas, McPherson College is a private not-for-profit institution. McPherson is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of McPherson College

Contact details for McPherson College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1600 E. Euclid, McPherson, KS 67460-1402
Phone: 620-242-0400

McPherson College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates

Learn more about the majors offered at McPherson College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at McPherson College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 34 students took at least one online class at McPherson College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 34 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at McPherson College.

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