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IPEDS ID: 155511
OPE ID: 00193300
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McPherson College
1600 E Euclid, McPherson, Kansas 67460-1402
General information:  (620) 242-0400
Website:  www.mcpherson.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  644 (632 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Church of Brethren
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty4020
Instructional4020
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$19,625$20,600$21,801$22,8915.0%
Books and supplies$1,290$1,300$1,338$1,3783.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,325$7,538$7,764$8,0103.2%
Other$3,750$3,680$3,788$3,198-15.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,325$7,538$6,378$6,300-1.2%
Other$3,750$3,680$5,478$4,940-9.8%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,750$3,680$3,762$4,94031.3%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$31,990$33,118$34,691$35,4772.3%
Off Campus$31,990$33,118$34,995$35,5091.5%
Off Campus with Family$24,665$25,580$26,901$29,2098.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$3,600
Fees$50
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid116795%————
Grant or scholarship aid16795%$2,314,716$13,861
Federal grants7845%$346,706$4,445
Pell grants7744%$318,781$4,140
Other federal grants5230%$27,925$537
State/local government grant or scholarships6638%$175,042$2,652
Institutional grants or scholarships16795%$1,792,968$10,736
Student loan aid14583%$1,403,188$9,677
Federal student loans14482%$1,220,401$8,475
Other student loans2213%$182,787$8,309
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid158395%$7,662,118$13,143
Pell grants26443%$1,070,650$4,055
Federal student loans49681%$4,806,985$9,692
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$18,462$20,349$20,682
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$15,482$16,158$17,976
$30,001 – $48,000$16,420$17,260$16,932
$48,001 – $75,000$17,163$20,810$20,019
$75,001 – $110,000$20,169$23,343$22,360
$110,001 and more$24,148$23,791$24,332
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment644
Undergraduate enrollment632
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment74
Graduate enrollment12
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 61%
Female: 39%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 73%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 90%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 60%
Out-of-state: 37%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 0%
Part-time: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants642339303
Percent admitted87%87%86%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%34%27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT2314%
ACT14887%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading475540
SAT Math500560
ACT Composite1924
ACT English1823
ACT Math1824
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 56%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 49%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 32%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
White: 52%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agriculture, General0
Category total0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6
Category total7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting9
Business Administration and Management, General28
Finance, General0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General2
Category total39
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General5
Category total5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Technology0
Category total0
Education
Elementary Education and Teaching8
Category total8
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other0
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other30
Category total30
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General2
Category total2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature0
Category total0
History
History, General2
Category total2
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General2
Category total2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Category total1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies3
Category total3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General7
Category total7
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other0
Category total0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1
Category total1
Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology0
Psychology, General0
Category total0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General3
Category total3
Social Sciences
Criminology4
Political Science and Government, General0
Sociology0
Category total4
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6
Graphic Design9
Music, General1
Category total16
Grand total130
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Baseball48
Basketball2220
Football81
Soccer2525
Softball18
Tennis144
Track and Field, Indoor3319
Track and Field, Outdoor5023
Track and Field, X-Country118
Volleyball20
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1940 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools3/20/2003 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations331
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations331
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary305
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary204
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate16.1%9.5%
Number in default2618
Number in repayment161189
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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