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About Messiah College

About Messiah College

About Messiah College

Messiah College is a nationally ranked, private Christian college with a student body of 3,084 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., just 12 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg. The College was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. Today, the College’s faith base is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions.

Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

founded by S.R. SMITH

Messiah College is founded by the Brethren in Christ Church under the presidency of S.R. Smith, a church leader and Harrisburg businessman.

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12 milesfrom harrisburg

Messiah is located just 12 miles from the Pennsylvania state capital, Harrisburg, and just a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

13:1 ratio

With a student body of 3,000 students, Messiah’s low student to faculty ratio—13:1—makes it easy to develop meaningful relationships with educators and classmates.

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80+ majors6 GRAD PROGRAMS

Messiah awards undergraduate degrees in more than 80 majors and offers six graduate programs.

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CHRIST PREEMINENT

The College’s motto, “Christ Preeminent,” points to our community’s shared understanding of Jesus Christ and how the Christian faith is relevant to every dimension of life.

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