About Mississippi College

Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a private, co-educational, Christian university of liberal arts and sciences serving nearly 5,000 students from 39 states and 23 countries.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be known as a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ.

Our History

Mississippi College was founded in 1826 and is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi. As a Christian institution, Mississippi College values the integration of faith and learning throughout the educational process and stimulates the intellectual development of its students through the liberal arts and sciences and concentrated study in specialized fields, including pre-professional and professional programs. In addition, MC promotes the spiritual, social, emotional and physical development of its students and encourages them to utilize their skills, talents and abilities as they pursue meaningful careers, lifelong learning, and service to God and others.

Accreditations

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC™)

Mississippi College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC™) to award bachelors, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mississippi College.

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation (MCCA)

Mississippi College is authorized by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation (MCCA) to offer and award postsecondary academic degrees.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Mississippi College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Mississippi College has continuing approved accreditation as a Mississippi Nursing Degree Program by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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The School of Education at Mississippi College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Accolades

Ranked #16

among Best Value Schools in the South by U.S. News & World Report (2019)

Ranked #22

among Best Colleges for Veterans in the South by U.S. News & World Report (2019)

Ranked #32

among Best Colleges Rankings, Regional Universities South by U.S. News & World Report (2019)

Ranked #6

for Top Online Colleges for Value, Bachelor's – Nursing by SR Education Group

Ranked #2

among Most Affordable Online Colleges in Mississippi by Affordable Colleges Online (2018)

Ranked #9

among Best Online Colleges by Affordable Colleges Online (2018)

Ranked #9

among Best Online Education and Teaching Degrees by Affordable Colleges Online (2018)

Ranked #46

among Best Online Nursing Schools by Affordable Colleges Online (2018)

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