McPherson College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,191
3.59% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,872
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.04%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
52.2%
1,785 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
868
91.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
38%
57 Graduates

About

McPherson College is a higher education institution located in McPherson County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at McPherson College were Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies (34 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees), and General Human Services (11 degrees).

In 2020, 167 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McPherson College. 52.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (110 degrees), 5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McPherson College is $30,191, which is $1,791 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at McPherson College is $30,191, which is $1,791 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,872.

In 2020, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,191
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at McPherson College was $30,191. The cost of tuition at McPherson College is $1,791 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$23,872
2020 Value
3.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 McPherson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,872. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of McPherson College grew by 3.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,797
Room and Board
$1,420
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McPherson College was of $8,797 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,420. The cost of room and board increased by 5.13% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at McPherson College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.17% with respect to 2019, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.04%
2018 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at McPherson College was 8.04%, which represents 16 out of the 199 total borrowers.

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Admissions

McPherson College received 1,785 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.35% annual decline. Out of those 1,785 applicants, 931 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.2% acceptance rate.

There were 868 students enrolled at McPherson College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McPherson College has an overall enrollment yield of 24.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
931
Accepted Out of 1,785

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McPherson College was 52.2% (931 admissions from 1,785 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 52.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.35%, while admissions declined by −6.24%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at McPherson College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

McPherson College has a total enrollment of 868 students. The full-time enrollment at McPherson College is 791 students and the part-time enrollment is 77. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at McPherson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McPherson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.8% White, 17.2% Hispanic or Latino, 14.5% Black or African American, 4.03% Two or More Races, 2.65% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.27% Asian, and 0.23% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McPherson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (36.5%), followed by White Female (16.6%) and Black or African American Male (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McPherson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 868 students. The full-time enrollment at McPherson College is 791 and the part-time enrollment is 77. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at McPherson College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at McPherson College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), McPherson College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    458
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    149
  3. Black or African American
    126

The enrolled student population at McPherson College is 52.8% White, 17.2% Hispanic or Latino, 14.5% Black or African American, 4.03% Two or More Races, 2.65% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.27% Asian, and 0.23% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 62 students (7.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 7 more women than men received degrees from McPherson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at McPherson College is white (110 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McPherson College is Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees) and General Human Services (11 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at McPherson College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (34 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McPherson College are Social workers, all other (159,807 people), Other managers (146,492 people), Secondary school teachers (121,902 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (117,623 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (110,986 people).

The most specialized majors at McPherson College are Engineering Technologies (34 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McPherson College are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at McPherson College are Engineering Technologies (34 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McPherson College are Elementary & secondary schools (359,740 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (199,698 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (139,448 people), Computer Systems Design (138,900 people), and Individual & family services (107,832 people).

The most specialized majors at McPherson College are Engineering Technologies (34 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by McPherson College.
Most Common
  1. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McPherson College was Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies with 34 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

80
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
87
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 80 degrees were awarded to men at McPherson College, which is 0.92 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (87).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 34 degrees were awarded to men at McPherson College in Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies, which is NaNy times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 15 degrees were awarded to women at McPherson College in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 15 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% of students graduating from McPherson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (58.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at McPherson College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (58.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    110 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McPherson College is white (110 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

4.19% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    61 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at McPherson College is white female (61 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (49 degrees).

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Operations

McPherson College has an endowment valued at nearly $44.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.656%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, McPherson College had a total salary expenditure of $20.1M. McPherson College employs 17 Associate professors, 14 Professors, and 13 Assistant professors. Most academics at McPherson College are Male Associate professors (11), Male Professors(10), and Male Assistant professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McPherson College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 15 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$44.5M
2020 Endowment
5.63%
decline from 2019

McPherson College has an endowment valued at about $44.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of McPherson College declined 5.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.63M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $380k - Federal
  2. $329k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, McPherson College received $380k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $329k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.32M
2020 Salaries
9.88%
decline from 2019

In 2020, McPherson College paid a median of $8.32M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($20.1M) and a 9.88% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.35% growth from 2018 and a 3.04% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.76M
Instructional Salaries
44
Number of Employees

In 2020, McPherson College paid a total of $2.76M to 44 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at McPherson College were Associate professor with 17 employees; Professor with 14 employees; and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McPherson College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees; and Management with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McPherson College was Male Associate professor with 11 employees, Male Professor with 10 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at McPherson College.

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