McPherson College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,146
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,672
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
12%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
52.1%
1,906 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
845
91.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
36.6%
64 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 (41 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (12 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (10 degrees).

In 2019, 152 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McPherson College. 42.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (117 degrees), 6.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McPherson College is $29,146, which is $1,866 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at McPherson College is $29,146, which is $1,866 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,672.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,146
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at McPherson College was $29,146. The cost of tuition at McPherson College is $1,866 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,672
2019 Value
11.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 McPherson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,672. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of McPherson College grew by 11.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,368
Room and Board
$1,420
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McPherson College was of $8,368 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,420. The cost of room and board increased by 2.93% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at McPherson College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.23% with respect to 2018, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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12%
2017 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at McPherson College was 12%, which represents 27 out of the 225 total borrowers.

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Admissions

McPherson College received 1,906 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 56% annual growth. Out of those 1,906 applicants, 993 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.1% acceptance rate.

There were 845 students enrolled at McPherson College in 2019, and 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McPherson College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
993
Accepted Out of 1,906

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McPherson College was 52.1% (993 admissions from 1,906 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 77.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 56%, while admissions grew by 5.41%.

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage
62
Scores Submitted

28% of enrolled first-time students at McPherson College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

McPherson College has a total enrollment of 845 students. The full-time enrollment at McPherson College is 770 students and the part-time enrollment is 75. 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 51.2% White, 18.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.9% Black or African American, 4.97% Two or More Races, 1.78% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.07% Asian, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McPherson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (37.3%), followed by White Female (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (5.88%), 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 845 students. The full-time enrollment at McPherson College is 770 and the part-time enrollment is 75. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at McPherson College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2019 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 58%. 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
    433
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    160
  3. Black or African American
    109

The enrolled student population at McPherson College is 51.2% White, 18.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.9% Black or African American, 4.97% Two or More Races, 1.78% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.07% Asian, and 0.118% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 73 students (8.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 22 fewer women than men received degrees from McPherson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at McPherson College is white (117 degrees awarded). There were 6.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McPherson College is Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies (41 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (12 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (10 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 (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McPherson College are Other managers (178,050 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (158,306 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (135,826 people), Secondary school teachers (122,015 people), and Postsecondary teachers (119,532 people).

The most specialized majors at McPherson College are Engineering Technologies (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), History (3 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (11 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, 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 (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), History (3 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (11 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 (400,889 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (256,717 people), Computer Systems Design (143,117 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (129,512 people), and Legal services (113,983 people).

The most specialized majors at McPherson College are Engineering Technologies (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), History (3 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (11 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. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McPherson College was Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

87
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
65
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 87 degrees were awarded to men at McPherson College, which is 1.34 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (65).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 36 degrees were awarded to men at McPherson College in Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies, which is 7.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 10 degrees were awarded to women at McPherson College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 28% of students graduating from McPherson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at McPherson College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    117 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McPherson College is white (117 degrees awarded). There were 6.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

1.32% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    68 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at McPherson College is white male (68 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (49 degrees).

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Operations

McPherson College has an endowment valued at nearly $47.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.57M (3.33%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, McPherson College had a total salary expenditure of $19.3M. McPherson College employs 18 Assistant professors, 14 Professors, and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at McPherson College are Female Assistant professors (11), Male Professors(10), and Male Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McPherson College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 14 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$47.1M
2019 Endowment
0.358%
decline from 2018

McPherson College has an endowment valued at about $47.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of McPherson College declined 0.358% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.42M 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. $172k - Federal
  2. $338k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, McPherson College received $172k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $338k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.23M
2019 Salaries
5.35%
growth from 2018

In 2019, McPherson College paid a median of $9.23M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($19.3M) and a 5.35% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.04% growth from 2017 and a 6.02% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.71M
Instructional Salaries
45
Number of Employees

In 2019, McPherson College paid a total of $2.71M to 45 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at McPherson College were Assistant professor with 18 employees; Professor with 14 employees; and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McPherson College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees; and Management with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McPherson College was Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, Male Professor with 10 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

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

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