Founded in 1887, McPherson College is a four-year liberal arts college related to the Church of the Brethren. The beautiful 27-acre campus is set in McPherson, a town of 13,000 that is one of the top 100 small towns in the U.S., with a strong diversified economic base, located in central Kansas 50 miles north of Wichita.
The college has a primarily residential student body of over 800 from 33 states and 26 countries providing a diverse and welcoming community.
McPherson College offers over 40 areas of study including pre-professional programs and the option to create a student-designed major allows students to combine select courses throughout the curriculum to meet their specific personal and professional goals.
To develop whole persons through scholarship, participation and service.
McPherson College is a vibrant community of persons from diverse faiths and cultural backgrounds committed to its mission of developing whole persons.Mission Statement
The city of McPherson, Kansas, is consistently ranked as one of the “Best Small Towns in America.”
History & FAQ
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.
President Michael Schneider’s passion vision to lift up the liberal arts education through an entrepreneurial mindset has sparked the interest and imagination of the entire campus.