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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. It 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 anyone!


Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
570 undergraduate students
95% of undergrad students are full time
49% male — 51% female
25% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
35 full-time faculty
22 part-time faculty
14 to 1 student/faculty ratio

School Location

The MacMurray 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, thriving with arts, education, and culture, and wrapped in Midwest hospitality. From its historical connections to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln to its platform of modern businesses today, the area is loaded with culture. There is a small-town friendliness mixed with vibrancy from a richness of natural sites, intellectual institutions, and businesses.

Retention Fall 2015

71% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)

6-Year Graduation Rate 2015

33% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 0%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Black or African American 12%
White 74%
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%

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. Those who study abroad don’t need to worry about taking time away from their major; approved off-campus programs can grant academic credit toward graduation!

Guest Speakers

Every year, MacMurray College seeks to bring speakers from across the across the world to visit campus and give voice to a range of different topics. Each year, the College chooses a different theme around with to connect its speakers, providing attendees an array of perspectives that ultimately deepen their understanding and spike their curiosities.

Student-Faculty Interaction

Student-faculty interaction is like no other at MacMurray. As a teaching institution with a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, professors are able to provide individualized attention to their students and mentor them in their academic pursuits. A recent survey showed that MacMurray’s student-faculty interaction and supportive campus environment rank higher than those of 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. By participating in clubs, students meet people with common interests and develop leadership skills. With so many kinds of organizations on campus, it’s easy to deepen one’s involvement in something they love as well as to dive into new activities that they may never have explored before.

Designed to Prepare

MacMurray College believes that experience is the best teacher. MacMurray’s curriculum is designed to offer experiential education opportunities and internships in order to better prepare students for their chosen career field. It is because of this that the MacMurray degree opens a world of opportunity, enabling graduates to be successful throughout their professional and personal lives. Mac alumni know that their school has equipped them with a love for “lifelong learning,” and they know that attaining a job requires more than a quick-fix résumé. Their promising futures are enabled by the way they had been nurtured to think creatively and communicate effectively.

Career Services

The Career Services office equips graduates with both career insight and confidence for the future. Employers recruit Mac graduates because they know that the College’s alumni are equipped with excellent credentials and drive to utilize the workplace as an outlet to innovate and provide insight.


Whether through curriculum-based practica or the Career Experience Program, the internship opportunities offered at MacMurray College are “custom designed” for the individual student. Interns are able to gain professional experience in a particular career field and earn academic credit while taking part in the bustling world of their industry. These internships provide students the direction and tools needed to succeed in today’s fast-paced work environment.


Admissions Fall 2015

959 Total Applicants 
601 Total Admissions 
130 Total Freshman Enrollment

62.67% of applicants admitted

Freshman Profile Fall 2015

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 390 428
SAT Math 413 460
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT Math 16 23
ACT English 15 22
ACT Writing    




Tuition $23,472
Fees $700
Total $24,172
Room and Board (on campus) $8,112
Estimated Total On Campus $32,284


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

99% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid
92% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded student loan aid

$13,797 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid awarded
$9,027 Average amount of student loan aid awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduates