Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

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Undergrad Christian Life

We have a mission; you have a calling. 

Our mission at Mississippi College is to provide an educational experienced marked by academic excellence and a commitment to the cause of Christ. Not only do we strive to transform our students intellectually, but we aim to develop the whole person—socially, spiritually, emotionally—so they can enter the world bolder, better, and wiser, ready to pursue and fulfill their life’s calling. MC has maintained its focus on this mission since 1826—nearly two centuries of dedication. 

As the oldest university and the largest private institution in the state, Mississippi College offers a variety of academic programs for its students, including over 85 areas of undergraduate study—meaning there’s something for just about everyone here. Plus, with over 70 chartered student organizations and 16 Division II athletic teams, there’s never a shortage of activity to keep you engaged, from archery and the Student Government Association to intramurals and campus-sponsored concerts. MC is large enough to afford you a variety of opportunities to satisfy your interests, passions, and pursuits but small enough that you’ll be more than just a number. 

MC is a rare find in the field of Christian higher education with a cost that’s approximately $15,000 less per year than the average private university. With our generous scholarship program, MC is a viable option for many students, and that’s why we recently ranked as a “Best Value School” by U.S. News & World Report.

For our students, higher education means more than just getting a degree—it means finding a family away from home, having your Christian values reinforced in all areas of your life, and establishing an educational foundation upon which you’ll continue to build the rest of your career. 



#1 Best Private College in Mississippi | Wall Street Journal


One of the "Best Colleges" in the South | U.S. News & World Report


Recognized as one of "America's 100 Best College Buys" | Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.


#11 among “Best Value Colleges” | U.S. News & World Report

Fast Facts

Our vision is to be a university recognized for academic excellence and our commitment to the cause of Christ. 

• Established in 1826
• 320-acre campus in Clinton, Mississippi
• Approximately 5,100 total students
• 42 states and 40 countries represented in student body
• 86 undergraduate programs
• 16:1 student- faculty ratio
• Average ACT score of 25 for entering freshmen
• Graduate acceptance rate into medical school twice the national average
• 16 Division II athletic teams
• 70+ campus clubs and organizations

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