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Mississippi College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Mississippi College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Mississippi College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Mississippi College was awarded 121 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice.

Overall Quality

MC landed the #1,131 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

MC also holds the #3 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

The acceptance rate at Mississippi College is a competitive 39%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mississippi College is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mississippi College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Mississippi College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At MC the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 40%. That is great when compared to 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.

Mississippi College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,944 undergraduates at MC with 2,516 being full-time and 428 being part-time.

How Much Does Mississippi College Cost?

The overall average net price of MC is $17,186. 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 +
$14,491 $14,938 $18,221 $19,160 $19,891

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

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 MC, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $5,959 a year. That adds up to $23,836 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MC is 6.9%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from MC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,300 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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. Clinton is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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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 56 majors graduated from Mississippi College. Of these students, 696 received undergraduate degrees and 728 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 137 $49,800
General Biology 65 NA
Health & Physical Education 62 $27,600
Business Administration & Management 46 $38,300
General Psychology 41 $19,400
Teacher Education Subject Specific 32 $34,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 28 $33,900
Communication & Media Studies 26 $30,800
Accounting 25 $44,600
Criminal Justice & Corrections 21 $28,500

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

Online Learning at MC

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 2018-2019, 2,635 students took at least one online class at Mississippi College. This is an increase from the 1,957 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,635 785
2017-2018 1,957 745
2016-2017 1,509 434
2015-2016 1,470 275
2013-2014 1,089 217

Learn more about online learning at Mississippi College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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