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Messiah University

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Rating

Private

Type

3,646

Students

$35,280

Tuition

76%

Acceptance

#357

Ranking

Large Suburb

Campus Setting

Mechanicsburg, PA

One University Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Messiah University is a small private institution located in Mechanicsburg, PA ranked 27th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 2,801 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting about three fourths of applicants. Messiah University offers 119 different majors and is best known for its Religious Education, Biopsychology, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $35,280 per year, Messiah University is reasonably pricey. 77.36% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn close to $45,100 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.
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Cost

$36,120
Above Average

Messiah University

$36,120

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$50,380

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$31,185

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

76%Acceptance
Less Selective

Messiah University

76%

National

69%
Sat

1090 - 1310

92% of students submit

Admissions Yield

30%

ACT

22 - 28

23% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$50

Students

2,801Undergrads
Small Student Population

Full-Time

100%

Part-Time

0%
Male

39%

In-state

83%

Female

61%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

2%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
8% Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other7% Business Administration and Management, General6% Engineering, General79% Others

8% Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

7% Business Administration and Management, General

6% Engineering, General

79% Others

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

8%

63 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

7%

55 Graduates

Engineering, General

6%

50 Graduates

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

5%

39 Graduates

Occupational Therapy/Therapist

4%

31 Graduates

Music Performance, General

4%

31 Graduates

Psychology, General

4%

29 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

3%

25 Graduates

Academics

C+
Professors
StudentsProfessors12:112:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

12

Number of Library Books

242,324

Academic Spend per Student

$11,439

Full-time Retention Rate

87%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$37,000/Year

Messiah University

$37,000

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$37,000

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$45,100

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

77%