McPherson is a private, Christian college located in McPherson, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 657 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the McPherson acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering Technician, Business Administration and Management, and Accounting. Graduating 37% of students, McPherson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,100.
NAIA Division II
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
McPherson College Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.9 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering Technician27 Graduates
Business Administration and Management20 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies10 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.13 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 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
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.
McPherson college is a good place if you want to primarily focus on school, or if you want to continue your sport, but you aren't DI level. It is a pretty campus with nice students, and kind staff. If you come to McPherson you have to realize that you will be an open book. Everybody knows everybody. There are a few flaws, but that comes with all small schools!
McPherson College has been a great school so far. I love the hometown feeling and the locals are very friendly. I am a student athlete playing baseball in my sophomore year. My team mates and coach are like my family. We bond day and night together. As far as living, the dorms are okay. They need to be updated because they are too old. They still are standing but a lot of things stop working throughout the year. As far as food, the cafeteria is much better than the year before.