• Founded in 1887, McPherson College is a four-year liberal arts college related to the Church of the Brethren. The church supports the teachings of the New Testament and promotes issues related to peace, volunteerism, and simple living.
  • 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’s alumni span five continents and over 40 countries of the world today, resulting in a widespread dispersion of the McPherson College experience. These alumni include outstanding graduate who have served and are serving their communities, the church, and the world.
  • McPherson College has been led by 14 presidents in its 130 years.
  • The entrepreneurship initiative at McPherson College began in 2010 when President Michael Schneider met with a foundation executive and described the ideal McPherson College graduate to him. “That sounds like an entrepreneur to me,” the executive replied, and Schneider realized that entrepreneurship was a concept that went far beyond the business department – that entrepreneurship is liberal arts.
  • The college offers 21 majors, with over 40 emphases and 10 pre-professional programs. We offer either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts. A full load is considered 12-16 hours.
  • Study abroad is offered through interterm service-learning trips, or a semester or year-long immersion experience through BCA, our students have a world of opportunities.
  • The college has a primarily residential student body of over 650 with 29% minority and 5% Brethren.
  • Full-time students are required to live on campus and participate in the college meal plan. Exceptions are those students who have dependents who live with them, are married or who are 23 years of age or older on the official fall enrollment date of the academic year.
  • There is a 13:1 student to faculty ration with approximately 41 full-time faculty.
  • Job placement is offered through the Career Services office. We emphasize career-oriented education. Internships can be incorporated into every program. There are also services to help students find work-study jobs on and off-campus as well as post-graduate employment opportunities.
  • 100% of students receive some type of financial assistance. McPherson College participates in all of the Federal and State financial aid programs in addition to the institutional programs offered.
  • Athletic scholarships are available in every sport and are offered at the coaches’ discretion. Coaches submit recommendations for award to the financial aid office. Students are encouraged to complete the Athletic Recruitment Form.
  • McPherson competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II and Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).  Athletic programs include Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Basketball (men & women), Track/X-country (men & women), Soccer (men & women) and Tennis (men & women).
  • Student Right to Know information is available through the college catalog and on this page.
  • For other stats about McPherson College click here: www.nces.ed.gov/IPEDS.
  • McPherson College is a private, not-for-profit college under tax category 501(c)3.