|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||7%|
|Student to faculty ratio||13:1|
|Dormitory capacity||2,383 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Messiah College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,596 applications and 2,064 students were granted admission. Messiah College is at the #78 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 27% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 92% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1020 to 1270|
|ACT||22 to 29|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Messiah College's tuition was $32,350 for all students regardless of residency (20.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Messiah College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 23% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,811 (which is 13.4% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Messiah College in 2016-2017, was 445, which is 64% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,704 (which is 3.2% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Messiah College has enrolled a total of 3,305 students (2,761 students full-time and 544 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,305 students, 80 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 2,788 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 517 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 450 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 4%
Two or more races: 3%
Black/African American: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Messiah College.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||31%||98||15|
|Visual And Performing Arts||11%||35|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||4%||14||10|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||4%||12|
|Mathematics And Statistics||3%||8|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||2%||6|
|English Language And Literature/letters||1%||4|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Messiah College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Messiah College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,100. Last year, out of the total 867 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 815 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,161 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,045 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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