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About Mississippi College

Mississippi College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Clinton, MS. Mississippi College was founded in 1826 and now enrolls around 5,059 students a year, including 3,242 undergrads. Mississippi College offers housing for up to 1,926 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 50% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Mississippi College! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Mississippi College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Mississippi College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Mississippi College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Mississippi College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Mississippi College on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Mississippi College on the Student Life page.

2021 Mississippi College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 39%
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%
Tuition $17,550

Is Mississippi College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a clearer sense of what Mississippi College offers and if it might be the right college for you.

2019 Acceptance Rate for Mississippi College

It is moderately difficult to get into Mississippi College. Around 39% of applicants get into Mississippi College each year. Out of 2,918 applications received in 2021, 1,139 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mississippi College

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 76% of students who start at Mississippi College return for their second year of college. Around 59% of students who started at Mississippi College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Mississippi College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 61% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Mississippi College grads is $35,340 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Mississippi College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Mississippi College's endowment was valued at $72.5 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Mississippi College spends about $798 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Mississippi College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Mississippi College meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Mississippi College full-time are awarded $17,771 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $28,123 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Mississippi College. Based on this information, how does Mississippi College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Mississippi College a good school for you?

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Where is Mississippi College?

Mississippi College is located in the suburban setting of Clinton, MS, less than an hour from Jackson.

If you want to see Mississippi College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 20 to Clinton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Medgar Evers International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Mississippi College and Clinton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

200 South Capitol Street Clinton, MS 39058

Campus Setting: Suburban

Mississippi College Application Deadline

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mississippi College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Mississippi College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Wondering what life at Mississippi College is like? There are approximately 5,059 students enrolled at Mississippi College, including 3,242 undergraduate students and 1,817 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from MS and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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