Private 4 Year

McPherson College

McPherson, Kansas

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McPherson College overview
Location McPherson, Kansas
Online mcpherson.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Church of Brethren
McPherson College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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McPherson College, located in McPherson, Kansas, is a private liberal arts institution established in 1887. The campus, characterized by its red-brick architecture and rural setting, offers a blend of traditional and modern educational facilities. It is situated approximately 60 miles north of Wichita, providing access to a larger urban environment while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. McPherson College offers a range of undergraduate programs, with particular recognition for its Automotive Restoration program, one of the few dedicated degree programs of its kind in the nation. The institution maintains a moderately selective admissions process. Student housing is available, with options including dormitories and apartment-style living arrangements. While McPherson College offers a variety of athletic programs, it is not predominantly known for competitive sports.

In the most recent statistical year 1,445 prospective students applied, and 952 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 250 enrolled in the school.  804 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 18 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,494 plus fees of $1,042.












McPherson College is rated within the lower 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 908/1120
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.33

Applications Accepted

McPherson College overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for McPherson College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,420
Other Fees$1,042
Room and Board $9,918
Budget for Other Expenses$3,674
Total One Year Cost$48,548

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by McPherson College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Engineering Technology 16%
Visual and Performing Arts 15%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9%
Education 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155511 IPEDS survey data for McPherson College.

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