Mississippi College transformed itself from modest beginnings in 1826 through exponential growth nearly two centuries later.
Birthed as Hampstead Academy in 1826, Mississippi College withstood enormous challenges in its early years.
MC grew into a nationally accredited school by the early '20s and continued to thrive with new facilities and growing enrollment.
Going strong in the '90s, MC’s building renaissance and growth of innovative academic programs stayed on track.
America’s 2nd oldest Baptist college has developed under a long list of distinguished leaders over the years.
Explore the highlights of MC's rich history through the decades.
Discover the storied traditions, some old and some new, that are part of the history and experience of MC.