Millsaps College
1701 N State St, Jackson, Mississippi 39210
General information
(601) 974-1000
Type 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting City: Midsize
Campus housing Yes
Student population 1,118 (1,013 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio 10 to 1
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,266 615 651
Percent admitted 77% 76% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 28% 27% 29%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X
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 72 27%
ACT 234 86%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 530 670
SAT Math 530 650
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 24 31
ACT Math 22 28
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
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
European Studies/Civilization 0 -
Category total 0 -
Biological and biomedical sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 24 -
Category total 24 -
Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting 14 16
Business Administration and Management, General 46 43
Category total 60 59
Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3 -
Category total 3 -
Education, General 6 -
Category total 6 -
English language and literature/letters
English Language and Literature, General 22-
Category total 22 -
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General 2 -
French Language and Literature 3 -
German Language and Literature 1 -
Spanish Language and Literature 1 -
Category total 7 -
History, General 20 -
Category total 20 -
Mathematics and statistics
Mathematics, General 2 -
Category total 2 -
Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 -
Category total 2 -
Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy 3 -
Religion/Religious Studies 5 -
Category total 8 -
Physical sciences
Chemistry, General 10 -
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 -
Physics, General 3 -
Category total 14 -
Psychology, General 32 -
Category total 32 -
Social sciences
Anthropology 3 -
Economics, General 7 -
Political Science and Government, General 17 -
Sociology 5 -
Category total 32 -
Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2 -
Art/Art Studies, General 5 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 -
Music, General 5 -
Category total 14 -
Grand total 246 59
Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,
Commission on Colleges
1/1/1912 - Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
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
9/1/1991 - Accredited

* (!) Estimated date

* Financial Aid for Postsecondary Students - Accreditation & Participation