McPherson College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,494
3.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,065
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.94%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
65.9%
1,445 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
822
97.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
49.5%
96 Graduates

About

McPherson College is a higher education institution located in McPherson County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at McPherson College were General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees awarded), Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies (28 degrees), and General Human Services (13 degrees).

In 2022, 161 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McPherson College. 39.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 60.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (97 degrees), 5.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McPherson College is $32,494, which is $4,164 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at McPherson College is $32,494, which is $4,164 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,065.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending McPherson College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$32,494
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at McPherson College was $32,494. The cost of tuition at McPherson College is $4,164 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$25,065
2022 Value
1.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 McPherson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,065. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of McPherson College grew by 1.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,124
Room and Board
$1,420
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McPherson College was of $9,124 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.61% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,420. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at McPherson College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.21% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.94%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at McPherson College was 1.94%, which represents 4 out of the 206 total borrowers.

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Admissions

McPherson College received 1,445 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 63.5% annual growth. Out of those 1,445 applicants, 952 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.9% acceptance rate.

There were 822 students enrolled at McPherson College in 2022. 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McPherson College has an overall enrollment yield of 26.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
952
Accepted Out of 1,445

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McPherson College was 65.9% (952 admissions from 1,445 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 84.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 63.5%, while admissions grew by 27.3%..

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage (2022)
51
Scores Submitted (2022)

20% of enrolled first-time students at McPherson College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

McPherson College had a total enrollment of 822 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at McPherson College is 804 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at McPherson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McPherson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.4% White, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, 13.4% Black or African American, 2.92% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.07% Asian, 1.58% Two or More Races, and 0.365% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McPherson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.9%), followed by White Female (18.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (100%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McPherson College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 822 students. The full-time enrollment at McPherson College is 804 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at McPherson College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at McPherson College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), McPherson College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    431 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    153 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    110 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at McPherson College is 52.4% White, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, 13.4% Black or African American, 2.92% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.07% Asian, 1.58% Two or More Races, and 0.365% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 16 students (1.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 33 fewer women than men received degrees from McPherson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at McPherson College is white (97 degrees awarded). There were 5.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McPherson College is General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees awarded), followed by Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies (28 degrees) and General Human Services (13 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at McPherson College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McPherson College are Social workers, all other (159,429 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (136,526 people), Other managers (131,202 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (116,990 people), and Secondary school teachers (79,698 people).

The most specialized majors at McPherson College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McPherson College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at McPherson College are Engineering Technologies (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McPherson College are Elementary & secondary schools (317,151 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (178,683 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (150,759 people), Individual & family services (112,887 people), and Legal services (105,563 people).

The most specialized majors at McPherson College are Engineering Technologies (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by McPherson College.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McPherson College was General Business Administration & Management with 35 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

97
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
64
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 97 degrees were awarded to men at McPherson College, which is 1.52 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (64).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to men at McPherson College in Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies, which is 13 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 10 degrees were awarded to men at McPherson College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.4 times less than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% of students graduating from McPherson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at McPherson College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.13% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    97 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McPherson College is white (97 degrees awarded). There were 5.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

3.11% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    60 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at McPherson College is white male (60 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (37 degrees).

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Operations

McPherson College has an endowment valued at nearly $53.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.2%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, McPherson College had a total salary expenditure of 22.2M. McPherson College employs 19 Assistant professors, 17 Professors and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at McPherson College are Male Professor (11), Male Associate professor (11), and Female Assistant professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McPherson College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 24 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 18 employees, and Management with 14 employees.

Endowment

$53.4M
2022 Endowment
1.02%
decline from 2021

McPherson College has an endowment valued at about $53.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of McPherson College declined 1.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.1M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.78M
2022 Salaries
8.06%
growth from 2021

In 2022, McPherson College paid a median of $8.78M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($22.2M) and a 8.06% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.17M
Instructional Salaries
52
Number of Employees

In 2022, McPherson College paid a total of $3.17M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
19 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
24 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at McPherson College were Assistant professor with 19 employees, Professor with 17 employees, and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McPherson College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 18 employees, and Management with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McPherson College was Male Professor with 11 employees, Male Associate professor with 11 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at McPherson College.

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