Mississippi College: Narrative Description

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200 South Capitol St.
Clinton, MS 39058
Tel: (601)925-3000
Free: 800-738-1236
Admissions: (601)925-3800
Fax: (601)925-3804
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mc.edu/


Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1826. Setting: 320-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $38.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6514 per student. Total enrollment: 3,588. Faculty: 283 (162 full-time, 121 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,842 applied, 54% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 2,157 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 265 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 16% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 18% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 18% 25 or older, 61% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/31 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,752 includes full-time tuition ($11,400), mandatory fees ($658), and college room and board ($5694). College room only: $2944. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $355 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $133 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 26 open to all; 31% of eligible men and 38% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Nenamoosha Social Tribe, Laguna Social Tribe, Civitan Service Club, Shawreth Service Club. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Homecoming, Spring Fever Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,667 college housing spaces available; 1,475 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Leland Speed Library plus 1 other with 362,296 books, 500,409 microform titles, 4,254 serials, 14,909 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.2 million. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

This is a suburban community located adjacent to Jackson's city limits. The climate is warm. The area has a shopping center, and rapid expansion of businesses and residential areas is anticipated. Clinton has excellent highway, air, and rail connections.

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