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.
Approximately 620 Students from 33 states and 6 foreign countries are enrolled at McPherson College, providing a diverse and welcoming community.
Majors are offered in over 20 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 (HLC Self Study.pdf). 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.
Students have the opportunity to be involved while having fun. Intercollegiate and intramural sports, theatre productions, musical performances, student publications, campus ministry, and a variety of social and community service organizations complement the academic curriculum and provide opportunity for student collaboration and leadership development.
The Admissions Office at McPherson College is eager to show you around campus. 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.
Prospective students and their families are encouraged to discover firsthand the many opportunities available at McPherson College. Arrange your personal visit through Admissions.
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.
McPherson College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status, or any other classification that precludes a person from consideration as an individual.