Mississippi College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $15,000—$20,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation


  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Accounting, MBA, Premedical

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 70+ , IELTS: Band 5.5+, PTE Academic: 50+, ELS: Level 112

  • Social Media

Why Mississippi College?

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College (MC) is the oldest institution of higher learning in Mississippi. With more than 80 undergraduate majors50 graduate areas of study, a doctor of jurisprudence, a doctor of education leadership degree and a doctor of professional counseling degree, MC is a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ. MC is also a NCAA Division 2 college.

With a current enrollment of 5,100 students and a low student-faculty ratio of 15:1, Mississippi College provides you the opportunity to engage with your professors (not TAs) personally to enrich the learning process.  Our university promotes academic success, with our most popular degree programs including:

  • MBA in Finance, Accounting. Management Information System(MIS)
  • Masters of Science in Biology / Medical Sciences
  • Masters of Science in Computer Science (MCS)
  • Masters of Health Services Administration (MHSA)
  • Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), (ABSN)
  • Bachelors of Science in Biology/Medical Sciences
  • And many more STEM programs


U.S. News & World Report ranks Mississippi College #12 on its "Best Value Colleges" list, and MC is recognized as one of "America's 100 Best College Buys" by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.  Mississippi College is one of the most affordable universities in the country, with 1 academic year undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, insurance, books costing approximately $30,000averaging approximately $10,000 less than most public and private universities for international students.  Additionally, MC’s Office of Global Education offers SCHOLARSHIPS to all incoming international students. (See http://mc.edu/international/future-students/scholarships/

Intensive English Programs

Mississippi College’s Intensive English Program is committed to providing our students with the skills necessary to thrive in their academic studies, the university culture, and the wider community.  Our instructors hold advanced degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), and they bring diverse training and experience to our classes.  We seek to provide our students with a supporting, respectful, and understanding learning environment.   

We try to offer three levels of English study in core ESL curriculum, including:

  • Reading/Vocabulary
  • Listening/Speaking
  • Grammar/Writing

Each level of IEP lasts 16 weeks (2 sessions). The intent of the program is that all three levels can be completed in one academic year.  However, circumstances related to a student’s level upon arrival in the program, and the number of students enrolled in each level per session may mean that each level is not taught each session. We do our best to accommodate each student’s individual needs when entering the program and throughout their time in the program.

MC offers IEP admissions for students who do not have a TOEFL/IELTS score or students who do not meet our English language requirement.  These students will be given a placement test upon arrival that will determine their English level. (See http://mc.edu/international/future-students/admissions/).  

Once these students pass the exit exams in IEP, they can directly apply to the university academic degree programs.

Home Away from Home

MC seeks to promote the development of its students by encouraging them to utilize their talents and abilities as they study at MC.   MC offers over 70 campus organizations, a variety of intramural sports, and a number of musical and athletic programs that allow students to find friends and fellowship.  

Importantly, Mississippi College has a large and diverse international student population.  Currently, MC hosts over 300 international students from 40 plus countries, all of whom have come to call Mississippi home.  To help new students find friends and acclimate to life in America, MC established international social clubs to welcome new students.  These clubs include:

  • The Mississippi College Saudi Arabian Student Association
  • The Mississippi College Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • The Mississippi College Indian Student Association
  • And soon to be the MC International Student Association for all international students on campus

Membership in these organizations is open to anyone, regardless of race or nationality.  Furthermore, the Office of Global Education at MC offers international students conversation partners, writing partners, mentors, host families (adopt-a-student), celebration of culture events, international festivals, etc. to enrich our international students’ lives in the United States.

MC’s location also offers excitement off campus. Mississippi College is located in the southern United States in Clinton, MS -- a very safe community of approximately 30,000 near the state capitol of Jackson.  Clinton has twice been named one of Mississippi’s most livable cities, with a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, shopping opportunities, and other entertainment for students.  

The Mississippi College Difference

Mississippi College combines ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE with AFFORDABILITY, making it the ideal university to pursue your studies abroad.  Apply online today to begin your education at Mississippi College! https://www.mc.edu/application/




Mississippi College

200 S. Capitol Street
Clinton MS 39056
P: 601-925-7635
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