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McPherson College

1600 E. Euclid, McPherson, KS

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McPherson College, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in McPherson, Kansas, the campus resides in a rural setting for students to study in. The school maintains a Church of Brethren affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. The higher teacher/student ratio and access to faculty is due primarily to the small student body, about 710 students, maintained by McPherson College.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Engineering Technology
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Education
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 860 to 1010 for the SAT exam and between 18 to 24 for the ACT exam is typical among students accepted to this school. 57% of those students that apply are admitted to McPherson College, of which 32 percent choose to attend.

Tuition is approximately $23,000 annually, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students may visit the school's price of attendance calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. The cost of on-campus housing is around $3,400 annually. This school may provide financial aid for students that qualify by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for McPherson College is the "Bulldogs", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through oversight by the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)

To see a full list of areas of study, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.mcpherson.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates McPherson College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at McPherson College is around 680 students. The student body is made up of 95% undergraduate students and 28% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $27,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $590 to $710 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$16,666
Receiving Student Loans77%$9,070
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, McPherson College may offer student services like:

  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

McPherson College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years43%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2003)

Intercollegiate Athletics

McPherson College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Track and Field (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Football (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by McPherson College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact McPherson College for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    72.71%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    100%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    13:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $14,661