Messiah College

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of services, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1909 Interdenominational Semester $126.0 million + One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 766-2511
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73 100.0 Pennsylvania Mechanicsburg 726


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The The student-faculty ratio at Messiah College is 13:1, and the school has 48.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Messiah College include: Engineering, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Psychology, General; Business Administration and Management, General; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 87 percent.

Faculty & Classes

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Classes with fewer than 20 students 48.3%
20-49 49.6%
50 or more 2.1%


  • Engineering, General, 7%
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, 7%
  • Psychology, General, 6%
  • Business Administration and Management, General, 5%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs, 5%

Academic Programs & Offerings

  • Politics and International Relations with Political Studies (B.A.)/M.S. in Public Policy and Management
  • Biopsychology (B.S.)/MSOT in Occupational Therapy
  • Biochemistry (B.A.)/Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Applied Health Science (B.S.)/MSOT in Occupational Therapy
  • First-year experiences - 99%
  • Service learning - 98%
  • Senior capstone or culminating academic experience - 96%
  • Writing in the disciplines - 90%
  • Undergraduate research/creative projects - 50%
  • Learning communities - 96%