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Located in Clinton, Mississippi, this private, not-for-profit college could be your home for four to six years. If you attend a traditional program, you’ll be living in a large suburb, where you’ll be able to spend time with your new friends and your family could easily come to visit. Mississippi College is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Church.
Overview of Mississippi College
If you look at Google Maps, you’ll see that your college is located almost right in the middle of Clinton. The city itself has stores and restaurants where you can buy what you need and, when you want to eat somewhere other than the student dining hall, restaurants where you can eat off campus.
Before you get to the college, you ‘ll need to sign up for campus housing; on campus housing will save you money on rent and utilities. The total student population is 5,103 and the student-faculty-ratio is 15 to 1, which is relatively low and will help you more easily get in touch with your professors if you need assistance with a class.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||15:1|
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Common Application Accepted||No|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
When you hear about the costs associated with going to college, you may hear about the total price. This refers to all of the costs you’ll need to cover added together. This includes tuition (in- or out-of-state), room and board, books, lab fees or supplies, and other various costs. Altogether, you or your family are likely to owe around $35,312 for this total cost.
Even if you apply for and are eligible for financial aid, after it’s been applied, some outstanding fees are likely to remain. This is the average net price, which in a recent year was $18,040.
Mississippi College charges a single price, but financial aid is awarded by income. Families with a lower income will receive more financial aid and end up paying a lower amount for schooling. Families earning up to $30,000 pay around $14,491, families earning between $48,001 and $75,000 pay around $18,221, and families earning more than $110,001 pay around $19,891.
Freshmen students in a recent academic year (100% of the freshman class or 512) were approved for financial aid. They received an average of $15,841 in grants and scholarships and 99% of these students received an average of $13,458 in institutional grants and scholarships.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$15,841|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||100%|
|Room & Board||$10,610|
- Tuition In-State - $18,800
- Tuition Out-of-State - $18,800
- Books and Supplies - $1,500
- Room & Board - $10,610
- Other - $4,402
When you finish your freshman year of college, you may decide to return for your second year of schooling—this would make you a part of the retention rate. The retention rate is often seen as a way to measure how much students appreciate or approve of the classes they take and the school in general. At Mississippi College, the retention rate is 80%, which is higher than most.
The 4-year graduation rate is 45%, which is lower than the average (usually over 60). Students may require more time because they take classes part-time or because they have difficult class loads because the 6-year graduation rate is closer to average at 57%.
Two classes you need to take may conflict with one another—and one or both of them may not be offered every semester. This is something to speak to an adviser about, and they may recommend either evening classes or distance learning (online classes). If you can work these into your schedule, you shouldn’t have to stay in school for another semester or two just to take a class that you would otherwise have missed, or you can work if you need to earn money while you attend school.
The top five most popular degree programs offered are health professions and related programs; business, management, marketing, and related support services; parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies; education; and biological and biomedical sciences.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Health Professions and Related Programs||190 Total Graduates / 25%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||179 Graduates|
|Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies||11 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||105 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||48 Graduates|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||15 Graduates|
|Finance, General||13 Graduates|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies||69 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Kinesiology and Exercise Science||61 Graduates|
|Sport and Fitness Administration/Management||8 Graduates|
|All Education Majors||60 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Elementary Education and Teaching||36 Graduates|
|English/Language Arts Teacher Education||6 Graduates|
|Early Childhood Education and Teaching||5 Graduates|
|Social Studies Teacher Education||4 Graduates|
|Art Teacher Education||4 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||57 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Biomedical Sciences, General||37 Graduates|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||19 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||36%|
Outcome & Salary
After graduating from Mississippi College, you’ll be ready to begin earning an annual salary. Graduate’s early-career salaries are, on average, $45,200, their average salaries are $60,704 altogether, and their mid-career salary averages $79,500.
Your 4-year cost of education at this school will be around $72,160. This number is important to your eventual return on investment (ROI), so keep it in mind. After you graduate, your 10-year salary earnings potential will be $607,040 and your 20-year salary earnings potential will be $1,402,040.
After the cost of education has been deducted, the 10-year projected ROI for a graduate is $534,880 and the 20-year projected ROI is $1,329,880.
High school graduates who don’t go to college earn a national average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$45,200|
|College Grads Average Salary||$60,704|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$79,500|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$607,040|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,402,040|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$72,160|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$534,880|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,329,880|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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