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Profile of MacMurray College

MacMurray can be found in Jacksonville, IL (a town not particularly near any major cities). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a United Methodist school. MacMurray is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

MacMurray offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in fine arts and education and teaching.

MacMurray Selectivity

MacMurray does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 350 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 390 to 420, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way MacMurray works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 648 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

MacMurray has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. MacMurray offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Illini-Badger Intercollegiate Football Conference and St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"MacMurray College is a career-directed college of liberal arts committed to preparing graduates for satisfying and productive professional careers, effective leadership, and enriched lives of continuing learning, achievement, and service. Beyond outstanding preparation in specific fields of specialization, the MacMurray experience transforms students lives through recognized excellence in the teaching of critical thinking, exemplary skills in communication, and the pivotal ideas and ethical insights that have shaped human civilizations. This transformation extends beyond the classroom to the many laboratories of learning and leadership in our students chosen fields and in conscious integration of students intellectual and extracurricular lives on campus. Inspired and informed by our shared heritage with The United Methodist Church, we at MacMurray educate within a strong sense of community distinguished by individual attention and authentic caring. MacMurray College strives to be a regionally prominent and nationally recognized institution of higher education with particular distinction in the preparation of leaders within education, the professions, business, human services, and public service. MacMurray will be--in substance and perception--an institutional leader in preserving and adapting the best of the liberal arts tradition in education to the personal, economic, societal, and global needs of the 21st century. "

MacMurray Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching34education, education of hearing impaired, elementary school teaching, special ed, physical education teaching, music teaching
Liberal Arts20sign language translation, history, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, English, American studies, political science
Business and Management20business management, accounting, marketing, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18registered nursing
Family and Social Work9social work
Security and Law Enforcement8criminal justice and administration
Fine Arts7fine arts
Therapy and Counselling4psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3sports and fitness management
Science1biology, physics, chemistry, physics courses
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science
Engineering0various engineering courses
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy and religious studies, philosophy, religion

Contact: MacMurray

MacMurray College

447 E. College Ave

Jacksonville, IL 62650-2590

General Phone: (217) 479-7000


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