MacMurray College

447 East College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650-2590
Tel: (217)479-7000
Private not-for-profit | 575 students
MacMurray College is a career-directed college of liberal arts committed to preparing graduates for satisfying and productiveprofessional careers, effective leadership, and enriched lives of continuing learning, achievement, and service. Beyondoutstanding preparation in specific fields of specialization, the MacMurray experience transforms students’ lives throughrecognized excellence in the teaching of critical thinking, exemplary skills in communication, and the pivotal ideas andethical insights that have shaped human civilizations.

School Overview:

MacMurray College
CountyMorgan County, IL
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)
42 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment575 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
514 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
61 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
4%3%
% Black
4%6%
% White
87%84%
% Two or more races
3%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$21,400$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$21,400$24,744
 
Percent Admitted66%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)390-500450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)330-540460-573
ACT English (25-75%)15-2219-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2218-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2220-25

School Notes:

  • MacMurray College is a career-directed college of liberal arts committed to preparing graduates forsatisfying and productive professional careers, effective leadership, and enriched lives of continuing learning, achievement,and service.
  • MacMurray College dates its history from 1846 when a group of Methodist clergymen, led by PeterCartwright and Peter Akers, founded it as the Illinois Conference Female Academy. The first class was held in 1848. Theschool was renamed the Illinois Conference Female College in 1851, with the name changed again to Illinois Female College in1863.
  • In 1909, the College offered its first baccalaureate degrees and the academic program rose in statureto stand among the best in the nation.
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