We are a liberal arts community producing leaders, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs of the future. Through service, internships, international travel, interdisciplinary studies and athletics, our students experience a unique educational setting unlike any other.

McPherson College is a vibrant community of persons from diverse faiths and cultural backgrounds committed to its mission: To develop whole persons through scholarship, participation and service.
Chartered in 1887 by leaders of the Church of the Brethren, McPherson College has a distinguished history of providing excellent liberal arts and career-oriented education shaped by the essential values of its founding denomination. The College welcomes students of all cultural, economic and religious backgrounds.

The present campus, with its 16 major buildings and 27-acre setting, has matured into an institution of which its founders would be proud. To celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1987-88, McPherson College architecturally redesigned its entire campus, a factor that has improved the quality of living and learning at McPherson College. In the spring of 2000 state-of-the-art theatre and fine arts facilities were added to the instructional facilities, and Melhorn Science Hall opened its doors for fall 2001 classes.

McPherson College celebrated it’s 125 anniversary during 2012 Homecoming Weekend. Visit the 125th Anniversary site for stories and history of the college.

Over 600 students from 33 states and 6 foreign countries are enrolled at McPherson College, providing a diverse and welcoming community.
Majors are offered in over 21 academic disciplines. Pre-professional study and the unique option to design an individualized or interdisciplinary major allow students to combine select courses throughout the curriculum to meet their specific personal and professional goals. Our four-year, career-oriented liberal arts approach also provides students with opportunities for internships and experience-based education.
As a member of the North Central Association, McPherson College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our teacher education program is certified by the Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The College holds numerous memberships with other professional agencies and organizations.
Applications for admission are accepted throughout the year. For priority consideration, first-time freshmen and transfer students should submit their applications prior to May 1.

The majority of McPherson College students receive financial aid annually from federal and state programs, McPherson College scholarships and grants, work-study programs and loans.

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to discover firsthand the many opportunities available at McPherson College. Arrange your personal visit through Admissions.

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