McMurry University

Abilene, TX

McMurry University

Abilene, TX

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Enabling excellence

This is the place to begin pursuing your dreams, surrounded by an environment that encourages you and enables you to excel. Founded in 1923 as a United Methodist institution, McMurry University exists to support students on the individual level, providing resources for spiritual, intellectual, and social growth. Here, small class sizes and hands-on learning mix with an energetic campus community and lots of school spirit for a one-of-a-kind experience.

At McMurry, students develop confidence and communication skills. They are equipped to exceed expectations and go on to make their mark through scholarship, leadership, and service.

Affordable education
McMurry is dedicated to making a strong education possible by awarding federal, state, and institutional aid. This year, over $10 million of financial aid was distributed to over 82% of students. While McMurry is a private university, financial aid packages make a McMurry education a great value that is well within reach and tailored to fit your individual needs.

Comprehensive awards can vary greatly, ranging from $12,000 to well over $27,000 per year based on individual qualifications and demonstrated financial need. This year, students received total aid packages (including scholarships, loans, and grants) averaging over $26,000 per year.

Personal mentors
At McMurry, learning is active and personal. Here, you will engage in small classes led by expert professors. You will collaborate on team projects. You may conduct high-level research. You might experience the real world through an internship. You may even study abroad.

Our low 11:1 student-faculty ratio means more leadership opportunities, more discussion and debate, and more engaging in your own learning and success. Immersing yourself in college life at McMurry offers you the opportunity to achieve your full potential.

You will be challenged at McMurry, but you will be supported too. Our professors care about each student’s success, and they will go the extra mile to help you. It’s these close mentoring relationships that empower our students to step out, take risks, and achieve at a level they may have never thought possible. 



#12 “Best Regional Colleges in the West.” | U.S. News & World Report 2018


#7 in “best value” schools | U.S. News & World Report 2018


#5 in best ethnic diversity | U.S. News & World Report 2018


#6 in best economic diversity | U.S. News & World Report 2018


#9 in best colleges for veterans | U.S. News & World Report 2018


#8 “Great Small Colleges for STEM Degrees.” | Best Degree Programs

Fast Facts

• School type: Private four-year university
• Location: Abilene, Texas
• School size: 1,200 students
• Student-faculty ratio: 11:1
• Average class size: 16 students
• Religious affiliation: United Methodist Church

• Member of the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference
• Intercollegiate sports: Baseball (m), basketball (m/w), cross-country (m/w),  eSports (m/w), football (m), golf (m/w), soccer (m/w), softball (w), swimming (m/w), tennis (m/w), track (m/w), volleyball (w)

Programs of Study

• Accounting
• Art Education (Grades EC-12)
• Art, Studio
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biomedical Science
• Business, General
• Chemistry
• Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
• Christian Ministry
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science
• Computer Science (Grades 6-12)
• Criminal Justice (Online Program Degree)
• Criminology
• Early Childhood Education
• English
• English & Writing
• English Language Arts/Reading (Grades 4-8)
• English Language Arts/Reading (Grades 7-12)
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Science
• Exercise Science & Human Performance
- Personal & Community Fitness
- Pre-licensure Athletic Training
- Pre-professional Concentration

• Finance
• History
• History (Grades 7-12)
• Information Technology
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Business
• Life Science
• Life Science (Grades 7-12)
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Mathematics (Grades 4-8)
• Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
• Multidisciplinary Studies
- Physical Science (Grades 7-12)
- Science (Grades 4-8)
- Social Studies (Grades 4-8)
• Multimedia Applications & Graphic Design
• Music
• Music Education, Choral Emphasis (Grades EC-12)
• Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis (Grades EC-12)
• Nursing
• Physical Education (All-Level)
• Physics
- Civil/Mechanical Engineering Focus
- Electrical Engineering Focus
- Physics Focus

• Political Science
• Pre-nursing
• Psychology
- Counseling & Human Development
- General Psychology
- Neurocognitive Psychology

• Religion
• Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
• Sociology
• Theatre
• Theatre Education

Pre-professional Programs
Allied Health
Athletic Training
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy

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