Mid-Atlantic Christian University Ranked 18th Among Best Small Colleges in the Nation for a Psychology or Counseling Degree

March 26, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – March 17, 2015.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been ranked 18th among the top 30 colleges and universities for students to study Psychology or Counseling.  This ranking by Best Psychology Degrees was determined by studying selective small colleges and universities with an undergraduate population of 3,000 students or less that offer a bachelor’s degree in counseling or a specialized counseling area. Only schools with a current accreditation were reviewed. The institutions selected were required to offer a bachelor’s degree in counseling or a specialized counseling area, have less than 3,000 students, and be a public or private non-profit 4 year college.

The 30 most selective schools were based on the percentage of students admitted and the number of degrees conferred in the area of counseling.  MACU is a private Christian University offering both psychology and counseling courses. Mid-Atlantic prepares students to either continue their education in grad school or use their education to obtain employment through their local church, religious service organizations and human service entities. The Counseling and Psychology program is a part of the Department of Marketplace Ministry which allows students to pursue their educational goals with the intention of delivering their services to the community.

Dr. D. Clay Perkins, President of MACU, said "Mid-Atlantic has been a leader in the field of psychology and counseling education for years. We are thankful for our professors, staff, and students and glad that their hard work has been noticed with this national ranking."

Counseling is a growing and vibrant field that offers excellent employment opportunities for graduates who earn a Bachelor’s degree.  According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities are increasing.  Best Psychology Degrees reports that “never before have there been so many different employment opportunities for those entering the field with a Bachelor’s Degree. Graduates are able to serve as addiction counselors, spiritual counselors, marriage and family counselors and small group/individual counselors. Social service organizations seek graduates to work with the disabled, the elderly, students, and families.”

Mid-Atlantic alumni serve in 48 states, 1 territory, the District of Columbia, and 25 countries. MACU is an institution of higher learning that is committed to helping all, regardless of income and status, receive a high quality faith-based education that prepares them for service in the marketplace or in the church.


Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University, a private, faith based, four year college is committed to equality of educational opportunity and will not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines (Sections 702-703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) clearly recognize the right of church related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution. Being a student or employee at Mid-Atlantic Christian University requires a commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution's mission and values.

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