Awards and Recognition

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Millsaps' most recent awards, rankings, and accolades:

Millsaps College - Best College in Mississippi - ForbesBest College in Mississippi

In 2016, Forbes ranked Millsaps College as the “Best College in Mississippi.” And, Millsaps is in pretty good company when you look at the universities and colleges recognized in other states – schools like Vanderbilt, Emory, Duke, Rice, and Tulane. The Forbes ranking noted that Millsaps was the first college in Mississippi to establish a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, that students come from more than 27 states and 24 countries (and that more than 40% of our students study abroad), and Millsaps’ emphasis on the liberal arts coupled with business.

CEO Magazine badgeElse School of Management at Millsaps College Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

The Else School of Management at Millsaps College has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Study Abroad RankingBest College Reviews Names Millsaps College Yucatán Program in Top Ten Study Abroad Programs

Best College Reviews has named Millsaps College and Millsaps College Yucatán one of the top ten best study abroad programs saying, "The unique setting and offerings at Millsaps make it a one-of-a-kind opportunity." From the Helen Moyers Biocultural Reserve in Kiuic, Millsaps Puuc Archaeological Research Center (MPARC) in Oxkutzcab, and the living learning community of the Millsaps Else School Center for Business and Research (Casa Millsaps) in Mérida, there are many opportunities for our students to learn in Yucatan.

Millsaps CrestU.S. News & World Report Ranks Millsaps Top-Tier in 2017 America's Best Colleges

Millsaps College is the top-ranked liberal arts college in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama according to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 America's Best Colleges. Overall, Millsaps ranked No. 90 on the list that includes 251 national liberal arts colleges.

The magazine also named Millsaps to the list of "High School Counselors' Picks" for 2017.

The Princeton ReviewMillsaps Professors Lauded in Princeton Review's The Best 377 Colleges—2013 Edition

Millsaps College professors are ranked among the best in the nation, according to the Princeton Review's The Best 377 Colleges—2013 Edition. The Millsaps faculty won praise in the Princeton Review's special Top 20 category:  Professors Get High Marks, where Millsaps was ranked twelfth in the country.

The Princeton Review named the Else School of Management at Millsaps College one of the Best Business Schools in the Southeast in the 2011 edition of its book, The Best 300 Business Schools.

2013 Fiske Guide to CollegesFiske Guide Names Millsaps a "Best Buy"

Millsaps is also among 21 private universities and colleges nationwide named a "best buy" in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013. Millsaps is the only institution in Mississippi to earn the "best buy" honor from the annual guide.

The guide names Millsaps as "the strongest liberal arts college in the deep, Deep South and by far the most progressive" and notes that what differentiates the school is "its focus on scholarly inquiry, spiritual growth, and community service, along with its Heritage Program, an interdisciplinary approach to world culture."

Millsaps College logoForbes includes Millsaps in "America's Best Colleges"

Millsaps is the top-ranked national liberal arts college in Mississippi included in Forbes' most recent list of America's 650 Best Colleges.

The Forbes' rankings are the only major rankings that evaluate colleges exclusively on outcomes such as student satisfaction, graduates' employment success and low student debt rather than inputs such as the size of the endowment or spending on academic programs," said Dr. S. Keith Dunn, senior vice president and dean of the College. "Millsaps is proud to be recognized for the positive impact the College has on its students."

Washington Monthly College GuideMillsaps College leads the list of 13 United Methodist-related colleges named among the top 100 liberal arts colleges by Washington Monthly magazine.

The rankings are based on a school's contributions to the public good in three broad categories:

  • social mobility, which credits colleges for enrolling many low-income students and helping them earn degrees
  • research production, particularly at schools whose undergraduates go on to earn Ph.D.s
  • commitment to serve

Washington Monthly, which began the rankings in 2005, gives highest marks to colleges that are both effective and inexpensive.

Colleges That Change LivesMillsaps is a College That Changes Lives

Millsaps is one of only 40 colleges included in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives.

Pope says "The able and enthusiastic faculty has national rather than regional roots. Its members not only earned their academic spurs in the nation's top universities but have also taught in them. But they prefer to teach at Millsaps, a conviction that comes through loud and clear in just about everything they say."

The President's Honor RollMillsaps Named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Millsaps College and its extensive involvement in community service earned the college the honor of being named for the fifth consecutive year to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education.

The Finalist distinction recognizes several programs implemented by Millsaps students during the 2010–2011 school year, including the 100% Adopt-A-Class program at Brown Elementary in Midtown, which also won a 2011 Governor's Award for Excellence in education partnerships.

Other accolades for Millsaps:

"A warm and friendly spirit encompasses the entire campus of Millsaps College. Faculty and student collaboration enhances the learning process for every individual." —Colleges of Distinction

Millsaps and its efforts to serve and support students from first-generation, low-income and minority backgrounds earned inclusion in the College Access & Opportunity Guide.