Mississippi College

200 S. Capitol St.
Clinton, MS 39058
(601) 925-7617
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Chartered in 1826, Mississippi College is an accredited university affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention. The college is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi and was the first coeducational, private college to grant a degree to a woman. Mississippi College greatly expanded its program outreach, both locally and internationally. Enrollment at the college topped 5,000 in 2011 and continues to increase each semester. In the 2013 edition of Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Mississippi College No. 30 in Regional Universities (South). According to the university’s website, 80% of the full-time faculty members at Mississippi College hold terminal degrees.

Programs Offered

The online degree programs offered by Mississippi College are designed to provide students with the same services and options as the traditional students. Fully-online degrees are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels to provide students around the world with the opportunity to advance their degree without the restriction of campus residency requirements. Areas of study include communication, nursing, health, education, and arts. The courses were specifically designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of working adults, allowing them to access their degree program wherever they are, at any time of the day or night. Mississippi College’s online degrees meet the same standards of academic quality and accreditation as their traditional counterparts. For a complete listing of degrees available online at Mississippi College, click here.


The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredited Mississippi College to grant degrees. The university received specialized accreditation by eight other agencies for specific programs.


Distance learners follow the same application process as the traditional students and are evaluated on the same factors. Requirements for undergraduate admission include a completed application and $25 fee submitted to the university with official high school transcripts (or previously attended college transcripts if transferring), and official ACT/SAT scores. Special requirements may apply depending on the method of freshman graduation. Admission requirements for graduate students necessitate that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, meet the 2.5 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) minimum, hold the appropriate degree for the graduate program applied for, and achieve the required standardized test score(s) or above the published minimum. Specific requirements depend on each graduate program, listed here.

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