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Study at Mississippi College

Mississippi College, also known as MC, is located in Clinton, Mississippi. Though originally established as Hampstead Academy in 1827, it went through several name and status changes and was given its present name in 1830. MC enrolls more than 4,500 students annually. It is a private Christian university, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in diverse Course Topics. Recently, U. S. News & World Report and the New York Times included MC among the best colleges of the nation. In addition to the main campus in Clinton, MC has several other satellite campuses located in Madison, Mississippi, and Jackson, Mississippi.

The athletics department of MC participates in various sports such as men’s and women’s baseball,bBasketball, softball, tennis, and aoccer. Since 2005 it has also participated in football. MC is a member of NCAA and their sports teams are known as the Choctaws.

Profile of Mississippi College

Mississippi College is located in a large suburb, in Clinton, MS. The school is officially a Southern Baptist school. Mississippi College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Master s degree.

Course Topics

Students at Mississippi College often study science, law, and education and teaching.

Mississippi College Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students verbal SAT scores were in the range of 460 to 580 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 580 or higher on the math SAT.


The school s tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Mississippi College offers classes to 4,467 students (3,781 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Many students live in housing on or near campus. Mississippi College does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in American Southwest Conference competitions.

Mississippi College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching242elementary school teaching, educational administration, teacher education, secondary teaching, school Counselling, education of learning disabled, music teaching, English teaching, . . .
Law179law, legal assistant
Business and Management177business management, accounting, marketing, accounting and management, accounting and related services
Science87biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics
Liberal Arts65English, history, political science, sociology, language translation, English language and literature, Spanish language, French language, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling35psychology, mental health Counselling, marriage and family therapy
Media34communication studies, mass communication, communication and journalism, public relations
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24exercise science, sports and fitness management
Design22graphic design, interior design
Medical administration20health services administration
Computer Science and Engineering14computer science, computer and info science
Family and Social Work14social work
Religion and Philosophy12Christian studies, religious music
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration
Music7conducting, piano, music pedagogy, voice, music, music theory and composition
Fine Arts4fine arts
Art Studies3art studies
Engineering1engineering physics
Medicine0medical preparatory, pre-med

Number of programs and degrees for Mississippi College in 20
Degree LevelTotal

Number of

Bachelor s degree54255
Master s degree30739
First-professional degree1631
Postbaccalaureate certificate92

Student Enrolment

Contact: Mississippi College

Mississippi College

200 South Capitol Street

Clinton, MS 39058

General Phone: (601) 925-3000


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