Mississippi College, governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a private, co-educational, comprehensive university of liberal arts and sciences and professional studies dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence. Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest institution of higher learning and the largest private university in the state of Mississippi. As a Christian institution, Mississippi College values the integration of faith and learning throughout the educational process. Consistent with its Baptist heritage and relationship to the Convention, Mississippi College provides a quality Christian education for its student population. Students select the university because of the quality of its academic programs, Christian environment, and location. The university strives to recruit students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, leadership, and church/community involvement. The majority of students come from Mississippi and other southeastern states. Mississippi College stimulates the intellectual development of its students through the liberal arts and sciences and concentrated study in specialized fields, including preprofessional and professional programs. Furthermore, the university environment 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, life-long learning, and service to God and others. The university emphasizes those undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs which offer opportunities for service. Additionally, the university reflects its responsibility of service to the community through a variety of learning opportunities and numerous cultural enrichment experiences.
Mississippi College seeks to be a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ.
We have a mission. You have a calling. Our mission at Mississippi College (Clinton, MS) is to provide an educational experienced marked by academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ.
Not only do we strive to transform our students intellectually, but we also aim to develop the whole person - socially, spiritually, emotionally - so that they can enter the world bolder, better, and wiser, ready to pursue and fulfill their calling.
As the oldest university and the largest private institution in the state, MC offers an array of academic programs for its students, including over 80 areas of undergraduate study. There is something for just about everyone at MC.
With over 70 chartered student organizations and 17 NCAA Division II athletic teams, there is never a shortage of activity to keep you engaged and energized. MC is large enough to afford you a variety of opportunities to satisfy your interests, passions and pursuits, but small enough that you will be more than just a number here.
For our 3,200 undergraduate students, higher education means more than getting a degree. It means finding a family away from home, having your Christian values reinforced in all areas of your life, and establishing an educational foundation upon which you will continue to build the rest of your life. For more information, visit www.mc.edu or call 601.925.3000.