Messiah College

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School Information

Phone Number:(717) 766-2511
Website:www.messiah.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.messiah.edu/applynow
Address:One College Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,305
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):76%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,824 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$33,180
Out-of-state Tuition:$33,180
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$17,869

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Messiah College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Messiah College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services252
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education18172
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs343
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies4
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences4
Theology and Religious Vocations2
Visual and Performing Arts1121
Grand total24788

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Messiah College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services22
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Grand total33

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Messiah College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$33,180
Out-of-state$33,180
Books and supplies$1,280

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,280
Out-of-state$11,280

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid690100%
Grant or scholarship aid690100%$17,869
Student loan aid56982%$7,493

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,70996%$16,939
Federal student loans1,72361%$6,802

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Messiah College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Messiah College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,5969171,679
Percent admitted100%78%80%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%29%25%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Messiah College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,305
Undergraduate enrollment2,788
Graduate enrollment517

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Messiah College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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