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 Mississippi College Combines Academic Excellence and Christian Commitment ::

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the state's oldest institution of higher learning, a university that stresses strong academic programs with a commitment to the cause of Christ.

With enrollment steadily growing to a record of nearly 4,900 students in the fall of 2009, Baptist-affiliated Mississippi College is the state's largest private institution.

New academic initiatives such as the physician assistant program join well established ones in law, business, Christian studies, the arts, education and social sciences on its main campus in Clinton. A new center in nearby Flowood this summer will reach out to the needs of working adults and others.

MC today offers more than 80 areas of academic study. Drawing students from around the South and other regions, the MC School of Law campus is a few blocks from the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson. Reaching out to the world on mission trips, the Christian university is also home to 300 international students from 26 nations.

Visitors to the main campus in Clinton will see a vibrant 21st Century school steeped in history. Mississippi College is the second oldest Baptist college in the nation.

An MC landmark for generations, Provine Chapel opened its doors in 1860 and soon was transformed into a hospital for the wounded troops of Northern Gen. Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. The chapel also became a stable for his horses.

Grant's horses are long gone. But 20 minutes from the Clinton campus, horses belonging to MC's three-year-old equestrian team are thriving at Providence Hill Farm.

Mississippi College continues to win kudos from national publications. "Forbes" magazine listed MC as one of the nation’s top 25 “Best College Buys" in 2009.

With President Lee Royce providing solid leadership since 2002, Mississippi College's vision is "to be recognized as university known for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ."

For more information, contact Andy Kanengiser, MC's university news coordinator at 601-925-7760 or kanengis@mc.edu

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