#3 Best Colleges in Mississippi

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi

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Mississippi College overview
Location Clinton, Mississippi
Online mc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Southern Baptist
Mississippi College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Mississippi College, located in Clinton, Mississippi, is a private Christian university founded in 1826, making it the second-oldest Baptist-affiliated college in the United States and the oldest college in Mississippi. Positioned just west of the state capital, Jackson, the college offers a suburban atmosphere conducive to both academic focus and access to urban amenities. The campus architecture is characterized by a blend of historic and modern buildings, and residential facilities are available for students who wish to live on campus. Academically, Mississippi College is known for its programs in Law, Business, Education, and the Sciences, adhering to a liberal arts foundation. The college operates on a semester-based academic calendar and maintains a modestly selective admissions process. While not exclusively recognized for its athletics, Mississippi College competes in NCAA Division II as the Choctaws, offering various sports programs for student involvement.

In the most recent statistical year 2,413 prospective students applied, and 965 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 378 enrolled in the school.  3,045 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 901 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $19,656 plus fees of $1,442. MC is ranked 512 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












MC is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Mississippi College overview
SAT 1140/1260
ACT 21/29
Estimated GPA 3.56

Applications Accepted

Mississippi College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Mississippi College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,700
Other Fees$1,442
Room and Board $11,818
Budget for Other Expenses$4,811
Total One Year Cost$39,427

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mississippi College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Education 13%
Biology 11%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11%
Health Professions 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176053 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi College.

Current students may use the Mississippi College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.