Jacksonville, Illinois is a stimulating college community of about 22,000 residents and is within easy driving distance of St. Louis, Indianapolis and Chicago.
A MacMurray College education starts with a core curriculum of courses that provide a foundation for majors to prepare MacMurray graduates for rewarding careers, further education and the unexpected challenges that arise throughout their professional lives.
- Founded in 1846; affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
- Accredited since 1913 by The Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, Illinois.
- Friendly campus with 550 students.
- 50% female, 50% male.
- 25% ethnically diverse.
- A range of student-led organizations from fraternities and sororities to academic, religious, cultural, service and recreational organizations — students can create their own.
- 13:1 student:faculty ratio.
- 75% of classes have fewer than 20 students; only one class has more than 50.
MacMurray was named a College of Distinction for 2019-20, the sixth year in a row. The designation, by the College of Distinction, seeks to identify colleges and universities in the country that provide the best atmosphere for students to learn, grow and succeed.
MacMurray's distinctive education provides:
- a core curriculum designed for personal and professional success;
- majors that prepare graduates for entry into their professions;
- popular areas of study: nursing, criminal justice and homeland security, business, American Sign Language interpreting, and social and behavioral sciences.
MacMurray's Academic Achievement Scholarships make college affordable:
- full tuition scholarships available to first-year students in the top 1% of their class; substantial scholarships for other first-year students, depending on GPA and ACT or SAT scores;
- awards up to $20,000 per year for transfer students, depending on college GPA;
- 98% of students receive scholarships or grants.
NCAA Division III Athletics
- More than 50% of students participated in athletics in 2017-18.
- 17 All-Conference athletes in 2017-18.
- Awarded the fifth straight SLIAC Student-Athlete Advisory Council Community Service Award from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
- Chazz Middlebrook was named a NCAA statistical champion capturing the highest rushing yard average in the nation at 170.3 yards per game in 2016-17.
- Coy Dorothy broke every school record in quarterback stats and went on to sign a professional contract with the Cedar Rapids Titans in 2016-17.
- Brent Long collected his 1000th point and 500th career rebound, placing him in the MacMurray record books and earning 2nd Team SLIAC All-Conference in 2016-17.
- Javon Muhammad was the DIII Statistical Leader in TFLs/game (2.7) in 2017-18.
- Olivia Wall broke the record for single season kills in 2017-18.
- Alexis Moore broke the record for single season digs in 2017-18.
- 14 athletic teams: football, basketball (mw), volleyball (w), baseball, softball, golf (mw), soccer (mw), wrestling (mw), cross country (mw).