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McPherson College

McPherson, Kansas

Scholarship, participation, and service lie in the heart of all McPherson College stands for. Its mission is to develop students to become thoughtful, compassionate citizens who are successful in both their careers and lives.

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
678 undergraduate students
97% of undergrad students are full time
66% male — 34% female
56.4% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
44 full-time faculty
29 part-time faculty
13 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
96% of first-year students live on campus
75% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences  
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2016

70% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full-time, first-time freshmen)

6-Year Graduation Rate 2016

37% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 2%
Hispanic/Latino 12%
Black or African American 11%
White 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 3%

Academic Programs

Art* (Graphic Design, Graphic Design Photography, Graphic Design Marketing, Studio Art) Auto Restoration (Historic Automotive Technology, Automotive Restoration Management, Automotive Communication, Automotive Restoration Design, Automotive Restoration Technology) Biochemistry Biology* Business Administration (Accounting, Financial, Management, Marketing) Chemistry* Communication Elementary Education (Licensure in K-6, 6-12, PK-12, ESOL K-6, ESOL 6-12, Special Ed) English* Environmental Stewardship (Environmental Science minor) Digital Media (Communication, Visual Design) Health & Physical Education* (Sports Management) Health Science History* Politics and History Mathematics* Performing Arts* (Music, Theatre) Philosophy & Religion (Peace Studies minor) Psychology (Child Development, Health & Human Services) Sociology (Criminal Justice, Health & Human Services) Spanish* Transformative Entrepreneurship minor Pre-Professional Programs Law, Medicine/Osteopathy/ Dentistry, Physical Therapy/Physician Assistant, Nursing, Optometry/Podiatry, Pharmacy, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine * Teaching licensure available in these programs.

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band X
Dance X
Drama/theatre X
International Student Organization  
Jazz band X
Literary magazine  
Marching band  
Model UN  
Music ensembles X
Musical theatre X
Opera  
Pep band X
Radio station  
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station  
Yearbook  

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy  
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages  
History X
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy X
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

 

Other: Global/Intercultural Experience, Oral Communication, Health and Fitness

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 82 66 23 14 0 1 0 186

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms X
Women’s dorms X
Apartments for married students X
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students X
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing  
Wellness housing  
Other housing options X

 

Other: Off-campus housing for married students

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2016

922 total applicants 
922 total applicants 
485 total admissions 
196 total freshman enrollment

Selectivity
52.60% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? Yes

Priority date: Feb 1

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores

Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Class rank
Character/personal qualities

Considered
Recommendation(s)
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
Volunteer work
Work experience

Freshman Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 420 490
SAT Math 450 500
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT Math 18 24
ACT English 18 23
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-2018

Expenses  
Tuition $27,077
Fees $746
Total $27,823
   
Room and Board (on campus) $8,311
Estimated Total On Campus $36,134

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 2016-2017

$25,862 first-year students
$5,722 all undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2016-2017

82% on average, the percentage of need that was met
22% of financial need students that had need fully met

$5,722 average need-based scholarship or grant award
$8,592 average need-based loan

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