Graduates earn 800 degrees, certificates from Messiah College


About 23.6 percent of the 800 degrees and certificates handed out by the Messiah College in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Mechanicsburg conferred 91 bachelor's degrees and 78 master's degrees in Health Professions and Related Programs programs.

But the single most popular program was for a master's degree in Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. Data shows the school gave out 67 master's degrees in Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other, followed by 67 bachelor's degrees in Engineering, General and 38 bachelor's degrees in Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.

The college enrolled 3,305 students for 2016-17, including 2,788 in undergraduate programs and 517 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
-
67
10
77
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
38
-
-
38
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
35
-
-
35
Athletic Training/Trainer
12
-
-
12
Nursing Education
-
11
-
11
Dietetics/Dietitian
-
-
10
10
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
6
-
-
6
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
-
-
-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
-
-
-
-
Nursing Practice
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
91
78
20
189
23.6
Education, General
-
16
14
30
Elementary Education and Teaching
29
-
-
29
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
-
16
-
16
Music Teacher Education
11
-
1
12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
9
-
1
10
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
10
-
-
10
Social Studies Teacher Education
4
-
-
4
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
4
-
-
4
Spanish Language Teacher Education
3
-
-
3
Mathematics Teacher Education
3
-
-
3
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
2
-
1
3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
2
-
-
2
Art Teacher Education
2
-
-
2
Physics Teacher Education
2
-
-
2
Chemistry Teacher Education
1
-
-
1
Biology Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
French Language Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
German Language Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Foreign Language Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Education total
82
32
17
131
16.4
Business Administration and Management, General
37
8
-
45
Accounting
18
-
-
18
International Business/Trade/Commerce
14
-
-
14
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
9
-
-
9
Organizational Leadership
-
6
2
8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
-
-
-
-
Actuarial Science
-
-
-
-
Finance, General
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
78
14
2
94
11.8
Engineering, General
67
-
-
67
Engineering total
67
-
-
67
8.4
Music Performance, General
-
27
4
31
Fine/Studio Arts, General
10
-
-
10
Music, General
6
-
-
6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
5
-
-
5
Dance, General
4
-
-
4
Music Management
3
-
-
3
Fine and Studio Arts Management
3
-
-
3
Music, Other
2
-
-
2
Musical Theatre
1
-
-
1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
1
-
-
1
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
1
-
-
1
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
-
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
36
27
4
67
8.4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
10
-
-
10
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
9
-
-
9
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
9
-
-
9
Journalism
3
-
-
3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
31
-
-
31
3.9
Family and Community Services
31
-
-
31
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
31
-
-
31
3.9
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
16
-
-
16
Biochemistry
10
-
-
10
Molecular Biology
4
-
-
4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
30
-
-
30
3.8
Biopsychology
14
-
-
14
Sustainability Studies
4
-
-
4
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
3
-
-
3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
2
-
-
2
Nutrition Sciences
1
-
-
1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
24
-
-
24
3
Psychology, General
23
-
-
23
Psychology total
23
-
-
23
2.9
Political Science and Government, General
12
-
-
12
Sociology
6
-
-
6
Development Economics and International Development
5
-
-
5
Economics, General
-
-
-
-
Social Sciences total
23
-
-
23
2.9
Religious Education
12
-
-
12
Bible/Biblical Studies
8
-
-
8
Theology and Religious Vocations total
20
-
-
20
2.5
Social Work
14
-
-
14
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
14
-
-
14
1.8
Computer Science
11
-
-
11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
11
-
-
11
1.4
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
10
-
-
10
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
10
-
-
10
1.2
English Language and Literature, General
8
-
-
8
English Language and Literature/Letters total
8
-
-
8
1
Mathematics, General
6
-
-
6
Mathematics and Statistics total
6
-
-
6
0.8
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
3
-
-
3
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
2
-
-
2
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
1
-
-
1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
6
-
-
6
0.8
History, General
5
-
-
5
History total
5
-
-
5
0.6
Chemistry, General
4
-
-
4
Physics, General
-
-
-
-
Physical Sciences total
4
-
-
4
0.5
Philosophy
3
-
-
3
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
3
-
-
3
0.4
Chinese Language and Literature
1
-
-
1
Spanish Language and Literature
1
-
-
1
French Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
German Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
2
-
-
2
0.2
Communications Technology/Technician
1
-
-
1
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
1
-
-
1
0.1
Ethnic Studies
-
-
-
-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
-
-
-
-
-
Environmental Science
-
-
-
-
Natural Resources and Conservation total
-
-
-
-
-

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