McPherson College

1600 E Euclid, Mcpherson, KS 67460-1402
Tel: (620)242-0400
Private not-for-profit | 644 students
McPherson College has redefined the traditional liberal arts education by engaging students in a career-oriented curriculum that incorporates real-life experiences to supplement and complement classroom learning. Through internships, international travel and interdisciplinary studies, athletics and special interest groups, our students experience an educational setting unlike any other. Regardless of their academic majors, they are encouraged to explore – to step outside their own experiences and their own cultures as they prepare for the ever-changing world in which they will live and work.

School Overview:

McPherson College
CountyMcpherson County, KS
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
39 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment644 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
611 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
33 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
632 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
12 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted60%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)440-555450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)445-560460-573
ACT English (25-75%)18-2319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2420-25

School Notes:

  • Chartered in 1887 by leaders of the Church of the Brethren, McPherson College has a distinguished history of providing excellent liberal arts and career-oriented education shaped by the essential values of its founding denomination. The Church of the Brethren is a Christian denomination founded in Germany in 1708.
  • McPherson College awards bachelor's degrees in over 20 academic disciplines. Many of our areas of study include field experience, internships, a semester-long study abroad experience, and travel courses. Our career-oriented liberal arts curriculum is designed to expose students to many situations that supplement and complement classroom learning. The interdisciplinary program also provides students the opportunity to combine courses from different departments or divisions into one major.
  • McPherson College is an ideal place for students to develop as whole persons, to learn, to explore and to grow. Offering an intense liberal arts foundation, relevant career oriented majors and broad opportunities for internships in real-life settings, McPherson College provides a nurturing environment in which tomorrow’s leaders can discover their life’s work and their place in the world.
  • The 23-acre college campus is located in McPherson, Kansas, a community of 15,000 recognized in national publications as one of the best small towns in America.
  • McPherson College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. We are also accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
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