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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.

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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 baccalaureate, masters, education specialists, and doctorates. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Mississippi College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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.

Additional Accreditations

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Association of Americal Law Schools
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Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
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A Sampling of Our Accolades


Best Online Master's in Higher Education from The Best Schools (2022)


Hidden Gems in the Southeast by College Raptor (2022)


Best Online Colleges in Mississippi by Intelligent (2023)


Best Online Colleges by Affordable Colleges Online (2018)


Best General Educational Leadership & Administration Master’s Degree Schools in Mississippi by College Factual (2022)


Best Registered Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Mississippi by College Factual (2022)


200 S. Capitol Street, Clinton, MS 39056