Millsaps College

Millsaps College students walk across campus on a spring day

“Millsaps College simply is first-rate, a warm, friendly place that exemplifies the ideal of learning together.
Colleges That Change Lives

Millsaps College
1701 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39210-0001
601.974.1050 / 1.800.352.1050
⋅ 873 students from 23 states and 24 foreign countries
⋅ 51% male; 49% female
⋅ 29% minority student population, with 14% African-American
⋅ 9:1 student-faculty ratio
⋅ Full-time tuition: $36,380; Room: $7,500; Meal Plan: $5,900
⋅ Extensive program of need-based financial aid, as well as merit based academic and service scholarships
⋅ More than 80% of students receive some form of financial assistance.

Millsaps is a great place to make lifelong friends!

Led by Coach Jaime Fisher, volleyball is one of the most popular sports on campus.

Students from 24 foreign countries have selected Millsaps as their college of choice.

Millsaps is known for its science programs, with biology being the most popular major.

Student musicians perform in the campus Recital Hall.

  • Founded in 1890 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Millsaps College emphasizes the transformation of the complete self through academic rigor and the Wesleyan tradition of service to others.  At the very foundation of student life on campus is a spirit of personal honesty and mutual trust.  Members of the Millsaps community affirm their adherence to these basic ethical principles through our Honor Code.
  • As the first college or university in Mississippi to earn a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Millsaps prides itself on graduating principled leaders and accomplished citizens. Our location in Jackson, the cultural, business and political capital of Mississippi, gives our students big-city advantages in a place that is student-friendly and full of opportunities.

Worth Noting
  • “What differentiates the school is its focus on scholarly inquiry, spiritual growth, and community service.” – Fiske Guide to Colleges (2010)
  • Selected in 2016 by as the best college in Mississippi.
  • One of only a handful of national liberal arts colleges with both a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and an AACSB accredited business school
  • One of only 21 private colleges and universities nationally, and the only college in Mississippi, named a 2013 “Best Buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges
  • Our unique Vocation, Ethics, and Society Initiative challenges students to explore their personal and professional futures through academic classes that examine the meaning of work and through mentor-based internships in the Jackson community.
  • Unique, multi-disciplinary study abroad program on the College’s very own 4,000 acre biocultural reserve in Yucatan, Mexico

Faculty & Academics
  • Approximately 100 full-time, or tenure-track faculty. 94% of full-time faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field.
  • 34 majors; 49 minors; including the option for a self-designed major
  • Students regularly publish research with faculty members in scholarly publications.
  • Average class size: 14
  • Student-developed Honor Code

Areas of Study
For the most current listings, please check the college website.

Art – Art History
Art – Studio Art
Business Administration
Classical Studies
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
European Studies
Latin American Studies
Literature in English
Mathematics – Applied Mathematics
Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies
Philosophy-Religious Studies
Political Science
Public Management
Religious Studies
Religious Studies – Sociology / Anthropology
Self-designed Major
Sociology / Anthropology

Pre-Professional Programs

Campus Life
  • More than 70 student clubs and organizations
  • The $1 million dollar W.M. Keck Center for Instrumental and BioChemical Comparative Archeology supports pioneering interdisciplinary research to explore complex archeological questions using bioanalytical and biochemical techniques.
  • 83% of students live on campus.

Varsity Sports

18 varsity sports in the NCAA Division III, Southern Athletic Association:

Baseball (Men)
Cross Country
Football (Men)
Softball (Women)
Track and Field
Volleyball (Women)

Life After College
  • Millsaps College prepares students for lives of learning, achievement, leadership, and service. The college’s desire to engage students in transformative learning and leadership experiences that result in personal and intellectual growth and commitment to good citizenship in our global society can be seen in the number of Fulbright awardees.
  • Recent Fulbright recipients are studying business in Mexico, teaching English in Bangladesh and Poland, and studying women’s issues in Jordan. Other recent students can be found attending medical school or law school. Still others chose to complete an M.B.A. at Millsaps’ Else School of Management. A recent survey of undergraduates found that 94% of recent graduates report being employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • 95% of Millsaps graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate/professional school six months post-graduation.
  • The Economist ranking of alumni outcomes places Millsaps graduates in the top 14% of all college graduates across the U.S.
  • 90% of Millsaps graduates who apply to law school are admitted in their initial year of application.
  • White House College Scorecard data show that Millsaps ranks #1 in Mississippi for alumni earnings ten years post-graduation.
  • Millsaps boasts the highest four-year graduation rate of any school in Mississippi (nearly double the four-year rate of any others) and amongst the highest in the region.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • Middle 50% SAT composite scores: 1130-1350
  • Middle 50% ACT scores: 22-28
  • Average GPA: 3.68