McPherson College in McPherson

McPherson, KS

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McPherson College offers 111-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 99%. The most popular test is SAT - 17% of students submitted it in comparison to 80% of students who submitted ACT. 60.3% are women, and 39.7% are men. 3% percents of international students. McPherson College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at McPherson College is 19687$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $30545 and $37162 per year. 49% of full-time McPherson College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The McPherson College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, McPherson College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,744
$30,001 - $48,000$16,047
$48,001 - $75,000$18,424
$75,001 - $110,000$21,834

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3528

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


604 of McPherson College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 98 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes McPherson College number 25 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kansas.

Students at McPherson College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in McPherson College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


McPherson College graduation rate is below the national average.

49% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to McPherson College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

McPherson College acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 75%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 24%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so McPherson College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 32%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The McPherson College full-time retention rate is 56% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking McPherson College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
900 - 1130

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 460 - 580
Math: 440 - 550
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking McPherson College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
15 - 24

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 23
Math: 17 - 23
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at McPherson College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In McPherson College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at McPherson College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1600 E Euclid address in Mcpherson, Kansas.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of McPherson College with 0.76% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are aggravated assault and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

McPherson College offers 111 programs in total: 105 are for Bachelor's degree and 6 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 93 universities in Kansas state. McPherson College is one of the few institutions in Kansas that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Kansas state average data to help you compare.


McPherson College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 598 students with 17942 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 27 with 462 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for McPherson College

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Overall Rating:

Only reason I'm going back for a senior year is because I've already spent too much $$ in my previous 3 years. Meal plan is a scam, food itself is laughable and the service provider and school refuse to do anything. I have had many issues with administration including opened packages and repeated accidental charges. Dorms are all run down and are extremely expensive.Most gen Ed classes feel useless and like high School classes. Automotive program classes are interesting but there is a ton of filler and a few bad Profs, I wish it was a 2 year program without gen Eds. Useless seminar classes are required every year.It really feels like this college loves to waste student's money on useless programming and events. At least they aren't good at keeping drugs and alcohol off-campus so we can drown our sorrows!

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Overall Rating:

GREAT Institution of Higher Learning. Enjoyed my time here as a student athlete. Alumni to MC with a B.S. in Physical Education.

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Where dreams are made

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das good endo lugenr.

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I'm a 43 yr old single mom and going back to College was very intimidating but the professors, staff and students are so accepting and welcoming. The science curriculum that I am in is very challenging and will teach and prepare me for a new career that I don't feel I would have gotten anywhere else. Additionally this college has a good reputation whereas my first degree from a different college had a bad reputation and was not able to obtain employment for years afterwards. GO BULLDOGS!

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Location & Website

Address: 1600 E. Euclid


Religious affiliation: Church of Brethren

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +6202420400

Institution is active in current year: 1

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