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McPherson College Overview

McPherson College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in McPherson, Kansas. The location of McPherson College is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is McPherson College Known For?

145 Undergraduate Awards
$27,597 Avg Cost After Aid
48% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at McPherson College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average McPherson College student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is McPherson College?

Location of McPherson College

Contact details for McPherson College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1600 E. Euclid, McPherson, KS 67460-1402
Phone: 620-242-0400
Website: www.mcpherson.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/McPhersonCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mac_College

How Do I Get Into McPherson College?

You can apply to McPherson College online at: https://recruit.mcpherson.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for McPherson College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into McPherson College?

48% Acceptance Rate
29% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores
McPherson College has a fairly low acceptance rate of 48%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 71% of accepted students are men and 29% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 53%, and the acceptance rate for women is 40%.

Average Test Scores

About 22% of students accepted to McPherson College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 480 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for McPherson College  ( 550 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for McPherson College  ( 480 to 550 )
200
800
McPherson College received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.

ACT English Scores for McPherson College  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for McPherson College  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for McPherson College  ( 20 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford McPherson College?

$27,597 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
13.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of McPherson College is $27,597. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At McPherson College, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $10,047 a year. That adds up to $40,188 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at McPherson College is 13.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

McPherson College Undergraduate Student Diversity

706 Full-Time Undergraduates
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 772 undergraduate students at McPherson College, with 706 being full-time and 66 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  McPherson College

There are also 47 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 706 full-time undergraduates at McPherson College, 67% are male and 33% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  McPherson College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of McPherson College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of McPherson College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 90
Hispanic or Latino 107
White 445
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 53

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at McPherson College. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at McPherson College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Congo, Germany, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at McPherson College

0 Took All Classes Online
34 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 34 students took at least one online class at the school.

McPherson College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Mechanical Engineering Technology 41 0 41
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10 7 17
Accounting 12 0 12
Business Administration & Management 12 0 12
Health & Physical Education 10 0 10
Health Sciences & Services 8 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 7 0 7
Human Services 5 0 5
Design & Applied Arts 5 0 5
General Biology 4 0 4
Criminology 4 0 4
Finance & Financial Management 3 0 3
Communication & Media Studies 3 0 3
General English Literature 3 0 3
History 3 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 3
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 2 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 1 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 1 0 1
Romance Languages 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 1
Chemistry 1 0 1
Child Development & Psychology 1 0 1
Political Science & Government 1 0 1
Music 1 0 1
Marketing 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0
TOTAL 145 7 152

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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