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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
1600 E Euclid
McPherson, KS 67460
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
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Where will an open mind take you?

In the midst of the Great Plains, you’ll find McPherson College. Here, there’s the space to think, explore, and live with an open mind. That willingness to be open is undeniably in our nature.

And when you’re open to all that’s to come, you’ll achieve beyond what you’ve always imagined.

McPherson College. Open by nature.


Knowledge meets craft.
From biochemistry to visual design, we’re focused on helping you find a program that inspires you. Guided by supportive faculty and relevant coursework, you’ll earn both practical and technical skills to build on your passion and succeed in your career.

Perspective changes everything.
Getting involved at McPherson means that you'll find countless ways to make connections, practice your craft, and volunteer your time in our intentional community. You'll nurture interests that motivate you during your experience and as we guide you into your career.

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McPherson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
970-1130
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,672/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,373/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses

Majors

Art & Design program at McPherson College

Express your creativity! Our major in art & design offers emphases in graphic design, marketing, photography and studio, as well as an art teaching licensure and minors to fit your specialized interests. Whether you want to make art with a computer, a camera or your own hands, the art & design program will allow you to hone your skills and find a career that takes those passions to the next level.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
706Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
66
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
50%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Motivated
    57%
  • Eccentric
    14%
  • Horrible
    14%
  • Kind
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Small and helpful
    57%
  • Calm
    29%
  • Horrible
    14%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $39,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    41%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    83%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses

    McPherson College Reviews

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    MCPherson College is hidden gem in the small town of McPherson, Kansas. Although small it has everyone one needs to be successful. The teachers and staff are always helpful and willing to help. The campus itself has a family feel but you still have all of the privacy you need. There are plenty of activities along with Athletics throughout the week to keep you busy. I have enjoyed my first year at McPherson as a member of the Bulldogs football team. I feel as if I made a great choice when I chose MC!
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    My overall experience while attending Mcpherson College has been very rewarding from academics to my social life.I would highly recommend Mcpherson College to any future high school graduate , for all of the same reasons , and experience that I’ve endured while attending. This is my senior year, and I’m sure it will be bitter and sweet., however I am now a part of the Mcpherson Bulldog family , and soon to be alumni..
    I was terrified to come to college, away from home, where I didn't know anyone. However, I have never felt unwelcome, excluded, or upset in any way with my experience here. Playing basketball here along with keeping up with classes, working for the tutoring department, and participating in events on campus can keep a person very busy and sometimes overwhelmed. Yet, I have never felt alone in any of those areas; the support system with my coaches, professors, and peers has been beyond my expectations. I would even go as far to say that this little college in Kansas has become my home.