Graduates earn 825 degrees, certificates from Messiah College


About 23.1 percent of the 825 degrees and certificates handed out by Messiah College in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related 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 100 bachelor's degrees and 67 master's degrees in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in general engineering. Data shows the school gave out 72 bachelor's degrees in general engineering, followed by 60 master's degrees in "other" health professions and related clinical sciences and 38 bachelor's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse.

The college enrolled 3,331 students for 2017-18, including 2,759 in undergraduate programs and 572 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
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
-
60
14
74
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
38
-
-
38
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
33
-
-
33
Dietetics/Dietitian
13
-
10
23
Athletic Training/Trainer
16
-
-
16
Nursing Education
-
7
-
7
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
-
-
-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
-
-
-
-
Nursing Practice
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
100
67
24
191
23.1
Education, General
-
22
6
28
Elementary Education and Teaching
20
-
2
22
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
-
19
-
19
Music Teacher Education
13
-
-
13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
10
-
-
10
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
7
-
-
7
Art Teacher Education
3
-
-
3
Mathematics Teacher Education
3
-
-
3
Social Studies Teacher Education
3
-
-
3
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
2
-
-
2
Chemistry Teacher Education
2
-
-
2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
2
-
-
2
Spanish Language Teacher Education
1
-
-
1
Biology Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
French Language Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Physics Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
German Language Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
-
-
-
-
Foreign Language Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Education total
66
41
8
115
13.9
Business Administration and Management, General
37
10
1
48
Accounting
27
-
-
27
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
19
-
-
19
International Business/Trade/Commerce
8
-
-
8
Organizational Leadership
-
6
-
6
Finance, General
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
-
-
-
-
Actuarial Science
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
91
16
1
108
13.1
Engineering, General
72
-
-
72
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
-
-
-
-
Mechanical Engineering
-
-
-
-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
-
-
-
-
Civil Engineering, General
-
-
-
-
Engineering total
72
-
-
72
8.7
Music Performance, General
3
23
-
26
Fine/Studio Arts, General
11
-
-
11
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
6
-
-
6
Music, Other
4
-
-
4
Musical Theatre
4
-
-
4
Music, General
4
-
-
4
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
3
-
-
3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
2
-
-
2
Dance, General
1
-
-
1
Fine and Studio Arts Management
1
-
-
1
Music Management
-
-
-
-
Graphic Design
-
-
-
-
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
-
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
39
23
-
62
7.5
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
17
-
-
17
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
12
-
-
12
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
11
-
-
11
Journalism
5
-
-
5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
45
-
-
45
5.5
Family and Community Services
29
-
-
29
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
29
-
-
29
3.5
Psychology, General
26
-
-
26
Psychology total
26
-
-
26
3.1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
20
-
-
20
Biochemistry
4
-
-
4
Molecular Biology
1
-
-
1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
25
-
-
25
3
Social Work
22
-
-
22
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
22
-
-
22
2.7
Political Science and Government, General
11
-
-
11
Economics, General
4
-
-
4
Sociology
4
-
-
4
Development Economics and International Development
3
-
-
3
Social Sciences total
22
-
-
22
2.7
Computer Science
18
-
-
18
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
18
-
-
18
2.2
Biopsychology
5
-
-
5
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
4
-
-
4
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
2
-
-
2
Sustainability Studies
1
-
-
1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
12
-
-
12
1.4
Religious Education
7
-
-
7
Bible/Biblical Studies
5
-
-
5
Theology and Religious Vocations total
12
-
-
12
1.4
English Language and Literature, General
11
-
-
11
English Language and Literature/Letters total
11
-
-
11
1.3
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
7
-
-
7
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
4
-
-
4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
11
-
-
11
1.3
History, General
8
-
-
8
History total
8
-
-
8
1
Chinese Language and Literature
3
-
-
3
Spanish Language and Literature
2
-
-
2
German Language and Literature
1
-
-
1
French Language and Literature
1
-
-
1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
7
-
-
7
0.8
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
7
-
-
7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
7
-
-
7
0.8
Physics, General
3
-
-
3
Chemistry, General
3
-
-
3
Physical Sciences total
6
-
-
6
0.7
Communications Technology/Technician
5
-
-
5
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
5
-
-
5
0.6
Mathematics, General
4
-
-
4
Mathematics and Statistics total
4
-
-
4
0.5
Philosophy
4
-
-
4
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
4
-
-
4
0.5
Environmental Science
3
-
-
3
Natural Resources and Conservation total
3
-
-
3
0.4
Ethnic Studies
-
-
-
-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
-
-
-
-
-

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