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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.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 15:1
Graduation Rate 57%
Year Founded 1826

Student Enrollment

Total Students5,103


Undergraduate Student

Male 1,228
Female 2,004

Graduate Student

Male 711
Female 1,160

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Male 783
Female 1,379


Male 352
Female 552

Acceptance Rate42%

Male 45%
Female 40%

Enrollment 463

Male 250
Female 232
Application Fee $25
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline Rolling
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
Net Price $18,040
Average Total Aid $15,841
Students Receiving Financial Aid 100%
Room & Board $10,610

Sticker Price

  • 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

Student Population 5,103

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

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
Accounting 27 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
Biochemistry 1 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.

Graduates Salary
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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