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Colleges / Mississippi College

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate39%
Acceptance Rate39%

About Mississippi College

Mississippi College Overview

Mississippi College is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Clinton, MS. Mississippi College was founded in 1826 and the school now enrolls around 4,250 students per year, which includes 2,523 undergraduate students. Mississippi College ensures housing for up to 1,926 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 50% of students spend their weekends on campus.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by May 1.

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 the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Mississippi College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Mississippi College does not have any greek life opportunties.

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.

2022 Mississippi College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 49%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 0%
Tuition $19,656
Percent of Need Met 74%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $20,283

Is Mississippi College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Mississippi College offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

Mississippi College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Mississippi College. Mississippi College admitted 49% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,339 applications received in 2022, 1,146 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mississippi College

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

Approximately 77% of students who start at Mississippi College come back the next year. Around 63% 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 Outcomes for Mississippi College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Mississippi College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 61% of graduates from Mississippi College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

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.

As of 2022, the total market value of Mississippi College's endowment was $72.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Mississippi College spends about $798 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Mississippi College

Tuition 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 74% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Mississippi College full-time are awarded $20,283 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $28,579 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

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, does Mississippi College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! 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, in the suburbs of 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

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mississippi College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mississippi College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Mississippi College ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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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.

Mississippi College SAT Scores


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Reading SAT Range

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Mississippi College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Mississippi College is like? There are approximately 2,757 students enrolled at Mississippi College. 83% 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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