Messiah at a glance

Messiah at a glance

Messiah at a Glance

founded in 1909 located in Mechanicsburg,
college motto Christ

school colors scholl colors athletics mascot Falcons

Mission and Identity Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. 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. Read more Our History Messiah College was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. Now, the College's faith base is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions. Read more

Academic Programs

150+ Undergraduate
27 Graduate degrees and certificate programs Rigorous
College Honors

Summer online courses 3-year degree options 74.1 4-year grad rate (vs. 52% national average)
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Student Body

students icon 3,331 Undergraduate and graduate students
UNDERGRADUATE 59% female | 41% male male female icon GRADUATE 73% female | 27% male
2,759 undergraduate students from 37 states and 32 countries
517graduate students from 36 states
2,287undergrad students live in on-campus housing

Tuition and Aid

100% of undergraduate students
receive financial aid
#3 Great school,
great price
Source: 2017 U.S. News and World Report
AVERAGE AID PACKAGE = $26,241 for first-year students

Study Abroad

90% of Messiah's student body studies or serves abroad Last year, more than
629 undergraduate students
studied abroad in more than 45 countries.
Off-campus programs

Careers and Internships

89 Internship sites
per year
403 Available
per year(average)

98% of the undergraduate Class of 2016 respondents indicated they were employed or in grad/professional programs within 6-9 months after graduation
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28 NCAA Division III Championships 142 Conference team champions 291 NCAA Division III All-Americans

18 NCAA Division III
National Players
of the Year
Division III
  • baseball (M)
  • basketball (M/W)
  • cross country (M/W)
  • field hockey (W)
  • golf (M)
  • indoor track and field (M/W)
  • lacrosse (M/W)
  • outdoor track and field (M/W)
  • soccer (M/W)
  • softball (W)
  • tennis (M/W)
  • wrestling (M)
  • swimming (M/W)
  • volleyball (M/W)