MacMurray College

MacMurray College is a private, four-year, coeducational college with a focus on career-directed, liberal arts education. 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 the Methodist Church and the city of Jacksonville to this day. It began as the Jacksonville Female Academy. In 1955, the Trustees established MacMurray College for Men as a coordinate institution related to the Women's College. Finally, in 1969, the coordinate colleges were recognized into a single institution. MacMurray is a four-year college, specializing in Social Work, Nursing, and other degrees.

MacMurray College prides itself on providing an accessible and affordable education to students of all ages, 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. With 34 majors and pre-professional programs, 10 athletic teams, and an active and involved student body of more than 600 co-eds, MacMurray is sure to have something for you!

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447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650