MacMurray College is a four-year, career-directed college with a strong liberal arts tradition, committed to preparing graduates for satisfying and productive professional careers, effective leadership and enriching the lives of students for continued learning, achievement and service. The campus is located in west central Illinois in the city of Jacksonville, about 30 miles west of the state capital of Springfield. The College was founded in 1846 by devout and erudite Methodist clergymen as well as several of Jacksonville's prominent citizens, and continues to build strong relationships with both the Methodist Church and the city of Jacksonville to this day. MacMurray College prides itself on providing an accessible and affordable education to students of all ages and backgrounds, offering online and blended courses, undergraduate as well as adult learner courses, and offering financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships to 95% of students. Within our selection of majors and pre-professional programs, diverse athletic teams, and active and involved student body, MacMurray is sure to have something for you!
The mission of MacMurray College is to educate a diverse student population by providing a learning environment and programs of study that prepare graduates for professional careers and further education, equipping them with the broad-based skills and ethical insights of a liberal arts education, to confront the global challenges of the twenty-first century.
MacMurray College, located in Jacksonville, Illinois, is a four-year, private, residential, baccalaureate college with a strong liberal arts tradition. For the past 170 years, MacMurray has been committed to preparing graduates for satisfying and productive professional careers through a purposeful blend of the liberal arts tradition and a concentration on career preparation. MacMurray focuses on providing the tools needed for effective leadership, and encouraging individual growth throughout one's education and future endeavors.
Students who attend MacMurray College have dubbed this special place as their Mac Fam, short for MacMurray Family. Life here is not just about learning the skills, knowledge and attitude of success for your own future, it's about helping others succeed around you as well. At Mac, you will have a wide network of students, faculty, staff, local businesses and residents of Jacksonville to accompany you on your journey. Community is a clear and unique component of who we are and how we treat each other.
This lets us truthfully say: MacMurray College – Where You Matter.