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McPherson College

McPherson, KS 67460
United States

McPherson College offers an energized academic community, a multitude of opportunities to connect and a place to come together to face the challenges of the world ahead. We are a liberal arts community producing leaders, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs of the future. Through service, internships, international travel, interdisciplinary studies and athletics, our students experience a unique educational setting unlike any other.mcpherson_college1.jpgRegardless of major, our students explore – they step outside their own experiences and cultures to prepare for the ever-changing world in which they will live and work.

Our Mission

McPherson College is a vibrant community of persons from diverse faiths and cultural backgrounds committed to its mission: To develop whole persons through scholarship, participation and service.


Chartered in 1887 by leaders of the Church of the Brethren, McPherson College has a distinguished history of providing excellent liberal arts and career-oriented education shaped by the essential values of its founding denomination. The College welcomes students of all cultural, economic and religious backgrounds.

mcpherson_college2.jpgOur Students

Approximately 620 Students from 33 states and 6 foreign countries are enrolled at McPherson College, providing a diverse and welcoming community.

The Curriculum

Majors are offered in over 20 academic disciplines. Pre-professional study and the unique option to design an individualized or interdisciplinary major allow students to combine select courses throughout the curriculum to meet their specific personal and professional goals. Our four-year, career-oriented liberal arts approach also provides students with opportunities for internships and experience-based education.


As a member of the North Central Association, McPherson College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC Self Study.pdf). Our teacher education program is certified by the Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The College holds numerous memberships with other professional agencies and organizations.

Campus Life

mcpherson_college3.jpgStudents have the opportunity to be involved while having fun. Intercollegiate and intramural sports, theatre productions, musical performances, student publications, campus ministry, and a variety of social and community service organizations complement the academic curriculum and provide opportunity for student collaboration and leadership development.

The college’s 23-acre campus is located in the community of McPherson, in central Kansas. In the past decade, the city of McPherson has been consistently ranked in the top 40 of the “Best Small Towns in America,” and Progressive Farmer magazine recently named McPherson County the third-best place to live in rural America and the best place to live in the rural Midwest.

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