MacMurray College

Jacksonville, IL

MacMurray College says, "The General Education program constitutes the shared legacy of all MacMurray College graduates.The program is also in a practical sense our job-readiness program because it emphasizes the less tangible skills that employers want from college graduates. This shared curriculum is designed to realize two traditional objectives of a liberal education: the training of the mind and the development of a breadth of perspective, thereby enabling MacMurray graduates to be open to new ideas and yet to be discriminating in their judgment of the merit of those ideas. The courses of this common curriculum are also job-readiness courses that emphasize the development of skills that are critical for success in any field as well as enabling graduates to continue the process of self-education." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:521
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:41%
  • Tuition & Fees:$26,100 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative Reasoning" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science


    See Note

    No credit given for Natural Science because science courses are only an option in the "Applied Arts, Sciences, and Humanities" requirement.

  • General Education Assessment

    MacMurray College uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/26/2017


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