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Mississippi College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Mississippi College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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 Mississippi College Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Mississippi College was awarded 37 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

MC is ranked #777 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

MC also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Mississippi ranking.

See all of the rankings for Mississippi College.

Is It Hard to Get Into MC?

Acceptance Rate

Mississippi College has an acceptance rate of 39%, 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 MC.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to MC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 520 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mississippi College  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Mississippi College  ( 520 to 630 )
MC received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Mississippi College  ( 22 to 29 )

Learn more about Mississippi College admissions.

Mississippi College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Mississippi College is about average at 14 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 Mississippi College is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mississippi College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Mississippi College has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at MC for first-time, full-time students is 40%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100

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

Average Overall Diversity at MC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,242 undergraduates at MC with 2,793 being full-time and 449 being part-time.

MC Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

MC scored 46.05 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  46.05 out of 100
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How Much Does Mississippi College Cost?

The overall average net price of MC is $16,693. 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 MC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,187 $14,198 $16,485 $18,219 $18,924

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 MC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MC, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $6,000 a year. That adds up to $24,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MC is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Get more details about paying for Mississippi College.

How Much Money Do MC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from MC make about $38,300 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 Mississippi College make the most money.

Location of Mississippi College

Located in Clinton, Mississippi, Mississippi College is a private not-for-profit institution. MC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

Get more details about the location of Mississippi College.

Location of Mississippi College

Contact details for MC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, MS 39058
Phone: 601-925-3000

Mississippi College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Mississippi College. Of these students, 633 received undergraduate degrees and 693 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 84 $49,800
General Biology 74 NA
Health & Physical Education 58 $27,600
Accounting 44 $44,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 36 $33,900
Business Administration & Management 33 $38,300
Finance & Financial Management 29 NA
Communication & Media Studies 27 $30,800
General Psychology 26 $19,400
Teacher Education Subject Specific 18 $34,200

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

Online Learning at MC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,957 students took at least one online class at Mississippi College. This is an increase from the 1,509 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,957 745
2016-2017 1,509 434
2015-2016 1,470 275
2014-2015 1,146 248
2013-2014 1,089 217

Learn more about online learning at Mississippi College.

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