McPherson is a private, Christian college located in McPherson, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 673 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the McPherson acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering Technician, Business, and Accounting. Graduating 36% of students, McPherson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
NAIA Division II
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
McPherson College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering Technician27 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching10 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology6 Graduates
Elementary Education6 Graduates
Graphic Design6 Graduates
Human Services6 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
McPherson College Reviews
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.
Everyone is so amazing here! The classes are small, so the professors are able to give you attention and help that you need. The staff work their hardest to make sure that everyone is comfortable, and that student life is engaged! We love our giant Bulldog family!
The administration department is laughable at times which explains why you never get the classes you need. The dorms have paper thin walls and are in need of maintenance constantly. Adding insult to injury off campus living isn't offered until you're a junior. They have off campus living through the school, but much like the dorms they are in need of maintenance. The gen eds are pretty terrible depending on the professor. I like the idea of a smaller school, but McPherson feels too much like a high school and makes me dread going to social events around the school. Everyone knows everyone, drama and popularity is important to many individuals. All of these combined has had a negative impact throuought my stay. If you have believe that McPherson is like any other normal college get that idea out of your head. It is not my goal to bash this college, but to inform others of the negative that this institution has before making a major life decision.