Evangel University Profile

Evangel University is a private, coeducational Christian university in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

The University offers a broad range of majors including Biology, Biology Education, Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Health Care-Nursing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Physical Education, and more. Graduate Studies programs are offered in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, educational leadership, organizational leadership, etc.

Evangel University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). In addition, several academic departments of the University maintain prestigious national professional accreditation, including the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education; and the National Association of Schools of Music.

Notable alumni of the University include: Vern Clark (27th Chief of Naval Operations), Troy Paino (16th President of Truman State University), Phil Stanton (founding member of Blue Man Group), Beverly Lewis (author), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Evangel University is listed among Tier 2 National Liberal Arts Colleges (US News 2011).

- Evangel University has met certification requirements for the sixth consecutive year as one of the “Best Christian Workplaces” in the U.S., according to the 2010 survey administered by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.

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Liberal Arts Colleges in Mississippi

List of leading liberal arts colleges in the state of Mississippi:

Blue Mountain College
- The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
- It was ranked 27th by the U.S. News and World Report in 2009-2010 as one of the best Comprehensive Colleges in the south - Bachelor's. These institutions focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs (in the liberal arts) which account for fewer than half of their bachelor's degrees, and in professional fields such as business, nursing, and education.

Millsaps College
- Millsaps has an unusually high medical school acceptance rate, twice that of the national average.
- Nearly a third of Millsaps College students take advantage in study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica, England, Germany, Ghana, France, Italy, etc.
- The Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) program at Millsaps is also offered through the College's Else School of Management. The program provides post-baccalaureate professional education in the field of accounting, and is designed for students who intend to pursue professional careers in public accounting, business, and governmental/non profit sectors. The Else School is one of 45 schools that The Princeton Review is adding to its annual "Best Business Schools".

Rust College
- It is a historically Black, coeducational, senior liberal arts college. It is the oldest of the eleven Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the second oldest private college in Mississippi, the oldest historically Black College in the State.
- Rust College is listed among Tier 2 National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News (2011).

Tougaloo College
- It is a private, historically black, liberal arts institution.
- The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
- It is ranked 166th among Tier 1 National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News 2011.

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