Mississippi's oldest institution of higher learning, Mississippi College, is located in Clinton. Founded in 1826, this private school is also one of the oldest Baptist-affiliated colleges in the country. Today, about 5,000 attend the school each year. One unique program at Mississippi College is the physician's assistant graduate program, which functions as a partnership between the college and the University of Mississippi Medical Center in nearby Jackson. In addition to this program, the college offers programs and majors in education, Christian studies, business, law, social sciences and humanities, social work, science, and mathematics.