Mississippi College
200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, Mississippi 39058
General information
(601) 925-3000
Website www.mc.edu
Type 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting Suburb: Large
Campus housing Yes
Student population 4,741 (3,039 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio 17 to 1
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,728 711 1,017
Percent admitted 62% 62% 62%
Percent admitted who enrolled 51% 55% 48%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Recommendations X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 61 11%
ACT 516 95%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 460 610
SAT Math 470 600
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 28
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Returned in Fall 2008
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program

* (!) Interpret data with caution. There are insufficient cases for a reliable estimate.

* One or more categories are not present in the race/ethnicity graph because of an insufficient number of cases.

Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2004, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions 2007-2008

* Data shown are for first majors.

* (-) Program is not offered at this award level.

Program Bachelor Master Doctor Certificate
Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry 3 - - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 45 25 - -
Category total 48 25 - -
Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting and Business/Management - 14 - -
Accounting and Related Services, Other - - - 3
Accounting 42 - - -
Business Administration and Management, General 61 33 - -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 27 - - -
Category total 130 47 - 3
Communication, journalism, and related programs
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 28 - - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 4 3 - -
Mass Communication/Media Studies 2 - - -
Public Relations/Image Management - 1 - -
Category total 34 4 - -
Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3 - - -
Computer Science 2 7 - -
Category total 5 7 - -
Education
Art Teacher Education 2 4 - -
Biology Teacher Education 1 2 - -
Business Teacher Education 1 4 - -
Chemistry Teacher Education 0 - - -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 19 - -
Education, Other - 0 - -
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities - 9 - -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 66 - -
Elementary Education and Teaching 42 43 - -
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 2 3 - -
French Language Teacher Education 0 - - -
Mathematics Teacher Education 0 0 - -
Music Teacher Education 4 1 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 8 - - -
Secondary Education and Teaching - 22 - -
Social Science Teacher Education - 1 - -
Social Studies Teacher Education 7 - - -
Spanish Language Teacher Education 0 - - -
Special Education and Teaching, General 4 - - -
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other - 10 - -
Category total 71 184 - -
Engineering
Engineering Physics 0 - - -
Category total 0 - - -
English language and literature/letters
English Language and Literature, General 6 1 - -
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other - 8 - -
Category total 6 9 - -
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 0 - - -
French Language and Literature 0 - - -
Language Interpretation and Translation 5 - - -
Spanish Language and Literature 1 - - -
Category total 6 - - -
Health professions and related clinical sciences
Health Services Administration - 28 - -
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 0 0 - -
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling - 0 - -
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor - 13 - -
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) 68 - - -
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 1 - - -
Category total 69 41 - -
History
History, General 18 - - -
History, Other - 0 --
Category total 18 1 - -
Legal professions and studies
Law (LLB, JD) - - 166 -
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 7 - - 1
Category total 7 - 166 1
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other - 1 - -
Category total - 1 - -
Mathematics and statistics
Mathematics, General 77 - -
Category total 7 7 - -
Multi/interdisciplinary studies
International/Global Studies 1 - - -
Category total 1 - - -
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 24 - - -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 2 0 - -
Category total 26 0 - -
Philosophy and religious studies
Christian Studies 14 - - -
Category total 14 - - -
Physical sciences
Chemical Physics 1 - - -
Chemistry, General 7 3 - -
Physics, General 2 - - -
Category total 10 3 - -
Psychology
Psychology, General 21 - - -
Category total 21 - - -
Public administration and social service professions
Social Work 11 - - -
Category total 11 - - -
Security and protective services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 17 1 - -
Category total 17 1 - -
Social sciences
Political Science and Government, General 6 - - -
Social Sciences, General 0 - - -
Sociology 5 0 - -
Category total 11 0 - -
Theology and religious vocations
Religious/Sacred Music 1 - - -
Category total 1 - - -
Visual and performing arts
Art/Art Studies, General 1 6 - -
Conducting - 0 - -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 3 4 - -
Graphic Design 8 - - -
Interior Design 6 - - -
Music Pedagogy - 0 - -
Music Theory and Composition 0 0 - -
Music, General 1 - - -
Music, Other 4 - - -
Piano and Organ 0 1 - -
Voice and Opera 1 - - -
Category total 24 11 - -
Grand total 537 341 166 4
Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,
Commission on Colleges
1/1/1922 - Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1980 - Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering
degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
(!)9/1/1956 - Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of
teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
1/1/1960 - Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program 4/1/1976 - Accredited

* (!) Estimated date

* Financial Aid for Postsecondary Students - Accreditation & Participation