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

$18,667

Net Price

49%

Admitted

38%

Enrolled

63%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Mississippi College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,250. In 2021, there were 145 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #5 in Mississippi and ranks #201 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

145

Total Enrollment

4,250

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Mississippi College

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#5

Mississippi Rank

Combining ranking factors for 15 schools that offer psychology degrees in Mississippi, Mississippi College ranks #5.

#201

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Mississippi College ranks #201.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Mississippi College offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and Counseling Psychology are offered.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology35
Counseling Psychology35
General Psychology45
Marriage and Family Therapy2
Mental Health Counseling11
Social Work17
Total Graduates621370
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,339 students applied to the Mississippi College. The university admitted 49% and 38% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Mississippi universities is 5,112. On average, all Mississippi institutions admit 71% and 27% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Mississippi College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 77%. Compared to all Mississippi four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for Mississippi College is 63%, compared to 49% for all Mississippi universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 47%.

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

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Mississippi College to the average of all Mississippi 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

2,339

Applicants

49%

Percent Admitted

38%

Percent Enrolled

77%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

63%

Graduation Rate

MS Colleges

5,112

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

27%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 201 or 52% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 189 or 48% part-time faculty members employed at Mississippi College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 201 or 52%.

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

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

52%

Percent Full-Time

48%

Percent Part-Time

52%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MS Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

63%

Percent Full-Time

37%

Percent Part-Time

62%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Mississippi College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $18,900, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $12,060 and the average cost for graduate fees is $736.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Mississippi 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 Mississippi College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$11,680
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,676
Total Living Expenses$16,356
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$18,900
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,500
Total Undergraduate Expenses$36,756
In-State, Graduate Tuition$12,060
In-State, Graduate Fees$736
Total Graduate Expenses$12,796
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Mississippi College is $18,667. 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 Mississippi College to all Mississippi 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

$36,756

Cost to Attend

$14,359

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,667

Net Price

MS Colleges

$22,879

Cost to Attend

$9,475

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$11,528

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 415 or 99%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,527 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $14,359.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,527$14,359
Pell Grants786$4,741
Federal Student Loans1,130$6,918
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Mississippi 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

2,527

Grant or Scholarship Aid

57%

Grants or Scholarships

786

Number of Pell Grants

18%

Pell Grants

1,130

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

MS Colleges

3,672

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,884

Number of Pell Grants

26%

Pell Grants

1,748

Federal Student Loans

24%

Federal Student Loans

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