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MacMurray College

Jacksonville, Illinois

MacMurray College is a private, four-year, coeducational college with a focus on career-directed, comprehensive education. MacMurray College prides itself on providing an accessible and affordable education to students of all ages, in the form of both online and blended courses. The College also offers financial aid through grants and scholarships to 98% of students. With 33 majors and pre-professional programs, three online programs, 10 athletic teams, and an active and involved student body of more than 550 co-eds, MacMurray is sure to have something for you!


Student Profile

Fall 2014 Enrollment
554 undergraduate students
95% of undergrad students are full time
45% male — 55% female
15% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
30 full-time faculty
30 part-time faculty
13 to 1 student/faculty ratio

School Location

The campus is located in west-central Illinois in the city of Jacksonville, about 30 miles west of the state capital of Springfield. Jacksonville is a community rich in historical treasures, with thriving arts, education, and culture, and wrapped in Midwest hospitality. From Civil War and Abraham Lincoln connections, to the modern businesses of today, the area offers something for everyone. There is a small-town friendliness mixed with vibrancy from a richness of natural sites, intellectual institutions, and businesses.

Retention Fall 2014

72% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2014

29% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 0%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 12%
White 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 4%


Participation in one of ten competitive NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic program will be the tip of the iceberg in your experiences at MacMurray College. You will be challenged to grow and lead in your academic, athletic, and social pursuits. You will participate in campus and community service projects in historic Jacksonville that will not only transform your life but also impact those around you in positive and transformative ways.

Academic Programs

Accounting, American Sign Language, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Coaching, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Deaf Studies, Education, Educational Studies, English and Theatre, Finance, Health, History and Political Science, Homeland Security, Interpreter Preparation Program, Liberal Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics and Physics, Music, Nursing, Philosophy and Religion, Political Studies, Pre-Professional Programs (medicine, veterinary and other health sciences, art therapy, law, seminary), Psychology, Social Work, Spanish, Sport Management

Online Programs: Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security; Business Administration with concentrations in Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership, RN to BSN 

Study Abroad

MacMurray students have many opportunities to study beyond the MacMurray campus in Jacksonville. Opportunities exist in the United States and all over the world. Study with an approved off-campus program will earn credit toward graduation.

Guest Speakers

Every year, MacMurray College seeks to bring speakers from across the across the world to visit campus to give voice to a range of different topics, with themes varying from year to year.

Faculty-Student Relationships

Faculty-Student interaction is like no other. As a teaching institution with an 13:1 faculty-student ratio, faculty are able to provide individualized attention to students. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) results show MacMurray’s student-faculty interaction and supportive campus environment ranks higher than peer institutions.

Student Organizations

MacMurray College offers students the opportunity to learn and grow outside of the classroom by participating in one or more of 25 student organizations. Students involved in organizations report that this type of involvement allows them the opportunity to meet people with common interests, explore new areas of interest, and develop leadership skills.  

Designed to Prepare

MacMurray College believes experience is the best teacher. MacMurray’s curriculum is designed to offer experiential education opportunities and internships for students in order to better prepare them for their chosen career field. The MacMurray degree opens a world of opportunity. Graduates from Mac experience success throughout their professional and personal lives. They know that MacMurray has equipped them with a love for “lifelong learning.” MacMurray’s grads know that to get a job takes much more than a quick-fix résumé and appropriate interview dress, but the well rounded communication and critical thinking skills that MacMurray College provides.

Career Services

The Career Services office equips graduates with career insight coupled with confidence for the future. Employers recruit Mac graduates because they know the Mac grad is equipped with excellent credentials and views the work place as the place to demonstrate knowledge, confidence, and insight.


Whether through curriculum-based practicums or the Career Experience Program, the internship opportunities offered at MacMurray College are “custom designed” for the student. Interns are able to gain professional experience in a particular career field and participate in the many opportunities available throughout the placement site while earning academic credit. These internships provide students the direction and tools needed to succeed in today’s fast-paced work environment.


Admissions Fall 2014

624 Total Applicants
489 Total Admissions
116 Total Freshmen Enrollment

78.37% of applicants admitted

Freshmen Profile Fall 2014

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading    
SAT Math    
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT Math 17 24
ACT English 16 23
ACT Writing    




Tuition $22,900
Fees $700
Total $23,600
Room and Board (on campus) $8,000
Estimated Total On Campus $31,600


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

100% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
89% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$14,275 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid received
$8,339 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

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