2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$24,693

Net Price

85%

Admitted

36%

Enrolled

52%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

McPherson College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 842. In 2021, there were 6 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

6

Total Enrollment

842

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, McPherson College offers Developmental Psychology and Research Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
Developmental Psychology3
Research Psychology3
Total Graduates6
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 884 students applied to the McPherson College. The university admitted 85% and 36% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Kansas universities is 2,759. On average, all Kansas institutions admit 77% and 30% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of McPherson College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 66%. Compared to all Kansas four or more years colleges, the percentage is 64%.

The overall graduation rate for McPherson College is 52%, compared to 51% for all Kansas universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare MC to Kansas Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of McPherson College to the average of all Kansas four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

MC

884

Applicants

85%

Percent Admitted

36%

Percent Enrolled

66%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

52%

Graduation Rate

KS Colleges

2,759

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

30%

Percent Enrolled

64%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

51%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 46 or 60% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 31 or 40% part-time faculty members employed at McPherson College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 46 or 60%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

MC

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

60%

Percent Full-Time

40%

Percent Part-Time

60%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

KS Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

48%

Percent Full-Time

52%

Percent Part-Time

46%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at McPherson College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $31,396, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,420.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $4,500 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend McPherson College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for McPherson College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,718
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,600
Total Living Expenses$13,318
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$31,396
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,420
Total Undergraduate Expenses$46,134
In-State, Graduate Tuition$4,500
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$4,500
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend McPherson College is $24,693. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare McPherson College to all Kansas universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

MC

$46,134

Cost to Attend

$19,834

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$24,693

Net Price

KS Colleges

$32,024

Cost to Attend

$12,278

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,760

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 230 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 793 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $19,834.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid793$19,834
Pell Grants268$4,342
Federal Student Loans563$6,372
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the McPherson College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

MC

793

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

268

Number of Pell Grants

17%

Pell Grants

563

Federal Student Loans

35%

Federal Student Loans

KS Colleges

2,184

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

863

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

1,288

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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