McPherson College Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#5535 of 14,131 In the World
#1523 of 2,597 In North America
#1441 of 2,496 In the United States
#17 of 32 In Kansas State
#1 of 2 In McPherson

Quick Review

Religion
Church of Brethren
Acceptance rate
52%
Avg. cost to attend
$23,872 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
838
Graduates
30
Male:Female Ratio
66:34
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

McPherson College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 52% 47% 69%
Applicants 1,785 1,362 423
Admissions 931 639 292
Freshmen enrolled full time 230 167 63

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 458 (53%)
Hispanic 149 (17%)
Black or African American 126 (15%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 62 (7%)
Two or more races 35 (4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 15 (2%)
Asian 11 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.2%)
Nonresident Alien 2 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$23,872/year
Average aid awarded
$20,255
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,415
$30-48K $19,779
$48-75K $22,075
$75-110K $23,240
$110K+ $39,585

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $30,191$4,200
Tuition in-state $30,191$4,200
Tuition out-of-state $30,191$4,200
Fee in-district $963
Fee in-state $963
Fee out-of-state $963

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 530
Combined charge for room and board $8,754
Room charge $3,671
Meal charge $5,083

McPherson College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies & Technicians, Other 34
Curriculum and Instruction 16
Business Administration and Management, General 15
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 9
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 9
Graphic Design 8
Human Services, General 8
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 6
History, General 5
Mathematics, General 5
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 4
Criminology 4
Communication, General 3
Developmental and Child Psychology 3
Accounting and Finance 2
Accounting and Related Services, Other 2
English Language and Literature, General 2
Accounting 1
Chemistry, General 1
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 1
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 1
Finance, General 1
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Political Science and Government, General 1
Grand Total 143 16
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 38% 39% 35%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%

Publications & Citations

Publications
48
Citations
690

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
19 / 27
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
9 / 7
Philosophy
8 / 7
Psychology
7 / 199
Biology
7 / 196
Computer Science
5 / 15
Chemistry
5 / 158
Environmental Science
5 / 208
Art & Design
4 / 6
Medicine
4 / 21
Ecology
3 / 6
History
3 / 0
Zoology
3 / 4
Cognitive Science
3 / 9
Classics and Ancient History
2 / 0
Literature
2 / 0
Inorganic Chemistry
2 / 28
Child Psychology
2 / 182
Gender Studies
1 / 0
Creative Writing
1 / 0
Physical chemistry
1 / 19
Nutrition and Food Science
1 / 0
Computational Chemistry
1 / 2
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
1 / 2
Anatomy and Physiology
1 / 4
Demography
1 / 0
Geography and Cartography
1 / 201
Environmental Management
1 / 1
Communications and Public Relations
1 / 2
Fashion Design
1 / 6
Business
1 / 2
Health Science
1 / 8
Human Resource Management
1 / 2
Math Teachers
1 / 0
Botany
1 / 64
Animal Science
1 / 0
Anthropology
1 / 6
Mathematics
1 / 0
Engineering
1 / 128
Sociology
1 / 6

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 7
1992 1 9
1993 0 10
1994 0 10
1995 0 5
1996 0 8
1997 0 3
1998 0 8
1999 0 7
2000 0 17
2001 0 10
2002 3 16
2003 1 5
2004 3 30
2005 0 20
2006 0 18
2007 1 35
2008 1 22
2009 1 25
2010 1 30
2011 2 36
2012 2 38
2013 1 60
2014 1 52
2015 3 76
2016 2 69
2017 2 58
2018 4 55
2019 3 102
2020 14 113
2021 3 155

Notable alumni

  1. Jonathan Coachman

    Jonathan Coachman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in McPherson College
    1991-1995 graduated with Bachelor of Science in communication
    Occupations
    professional wrestlersports analystsports commentator
    Biography

    Jonathan William Coachman, also known as "The Coach", is an American sports analyst and former professional wrestler currently signed to WWE and XFL.

  2. Elmer B. Staats

    Elmer B. Staats
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-2011 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    accountant
    Biography

    Elmer Boyd Staats was an American public servant whose career from the late 1930s to the early 1980s was primarily associated with the Bureau of the Budget (BOB) (now the Office of Management and Budget ) and the GAO. Staats was born to Wesley F. and Maude (Goodall) Staats. Staats received his AB from McPherson College in 1935, his MA from the University of Kansas in 1936, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1939.

  3. Harvey Hess

    Harvey Hess
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2012 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Harvey Hess was an American poet, librettist, educator, arts critic and theologian. His life and work are associated primarily with the states of Iowa and Hawaii.

General info

Founded 1887
Colors red, white
Academic Calendar Four-One-Four
Total FTE staff 142
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address 1600 E. Euclid
McPherson, Kansas, 67460-1402
United States
City population 14,000
Phone 6202420400
Fax +1 (620) 242 0400

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