Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC 28109


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,414
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 568 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Pfeiffer University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,109 applications and only 931 students were granted admission. Pfeiffer University is at the #42 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, 61% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 65% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT810 to 1020
ACT17 to 22

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Pfeiffer University's tuition was $28,000 for all students regardless of residency (4.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Pfeiffer University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 56% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,323 (which is 1.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Pfeiffer University in 2016-2017, was 136, which is 85% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $9,590 (which is 62.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Pfeiffer University has enrolled a total of 1,414 students (863 students full-time and 551 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,414 students, 89 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 38% men and 62% women and 848 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 566 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 439 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 56%

Black/African American: 28%

Hispanic: 5%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Pfeiffer University.

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 51% 170 154
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 31% 105 101
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 18 17
Philosophy And Religious Studies 2% 6
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 6
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 1% 4
Education 1% 3
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 2
History 1% 2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 1% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

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 Pfeiffer University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

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.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Pfeiffer University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,100. Last year, out of the total 474 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 422 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 537 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 467 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,100 $35,900
Employment Rate 89% 87%
Total Graduates 474 537

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Pfeiffer University.

Hood Theological Seminary
15.6 mile away
Livingstone College
17.1 mile away
Catawba College
18.1 mile away
Davidson College
31.6 mile away
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35.6 mile away