Messiah College: Review & Facts

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Messiah College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,305 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1909 and is the only college located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Messiah College is affiliated with Non-Denominational Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
89
Fair
Messiah College will give you the opportunity to get a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Messiah College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 89 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Medical, Nursing, Management, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
88%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Messiah College student retention rate is high at 88% (well above Pennsylvania average). Considering this statistic, apparently students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Messiah College is good: 76%.

Student to faculty ratio at Messiah College is pretty good: 12:1. Find out more information about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$32,400
High
Average tuition charges are extremely high, about $31,500 per year. The additional fees at Messiah College beyond tuition are roughly $900; which comes to $32,400 a year.

Read the details about Messiah College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
79%
Doable
According to recent data, 2,469 applications were submitted and 1,950 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

This school will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Messiah College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,100
Medium
Messiah College offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Messiah College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Messiah College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 2,400 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable: roughly $5,100 a year.

Based on the college crime data, Messiah College appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Messiah College Location and Maps



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