College Guide: Mississippi College

We have a mission. You have a calling. Our mission at Mississippi College is to provide an educational experienced marked by academic excellence and 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 that they can enter the world bolder, better, and wiser, ready to pursue and fulfill their calling. MC has maintained its focus on this mission for nearly two centuries–since 1826.

So, what’s your calling? Are you called to save lives on the operating table? Are you called to the classroom, to teach children science or history? Maybe you are destined to be the next big executive in the boardroom. Or perhaps you are called to channel your artistic interests through design or performance? Whatever your goals, at MC, you can be sure you will be equipped with the skills and direction necessary to achieve your calling and influence the world.

As the oldest university and the largest private institution in the state, MC offers an array of academic programs for its students, including over 80 areas of undergraduate study, meaning there is something for just about everyone at MC. Plus, with over 70 chartered student organizations and 17 Division II athletic teams, there is never a shortage of activity to keep you engaged, from archery to 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 will be more than just a number here.

MC is a rare find in the field of Christian higher education with our wide array of options and activities and a cost that is 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 is why we recently ranked as a “Best Value” by U.S. News & World Report.

For our students, higher education means more than getting a degree. It means finding a family away from home, having their Christian values reinforced in all areas of their lives, and establishing an educational foundation upon which they will continue to build the rest of their lives.

To learn more about the many reasons why MC may be the perfect fit for you, visit

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