Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$8,910

$23,950

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,113
Declined 6,156
Total Received 18,269
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Public

18,792

undergraduate students

3,434

graduate students

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School Facts

Mississippi State University, founded in 1878, is a comprehensive, public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture, Arts, and Design, Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Forest Resources, and Veterinary Medicine. Its 4,200-acre campus is located in Starkville, 24 miles west of Columbus.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 22,226
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational

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4,200-acre rural campus in Starkville (population: 25,352), 120 miles from Jackson; branch campuses in Meridian and Vicksburg and at Stennis Space Center. Served by bus; major airport serves Jackson; smaller airport serves Columbus (16 miles); train serves Greenwood (84 miles). School operates transportation to Jackson, Meridian, Stennis Space Center, and Vicksburg.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Golden Triangle Regional

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State
39762

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Association
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Fashion Board
  • Campus Activities Board

Top Events

  • Bulldog Bash
  • Homecoming
  • Athletic Events

Fun Facts

  • Legend has it that a cow wandered onto the field during a game between rivals Mississippi State University and Ole Miss. Because State U supposedly won that game, fans ring cowbells to this day to honor the bovine good luck charm.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • bicycle patrols, crime prevention program, RAD program, general law enforcement services

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
85%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
38%
500-599
44%
400-499
9%
700-800
14%
600-699
31%
500-599
40%
400-499
13%
30-36
28%
24-29
38%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.53

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,113
Declined 6,156
Total Received 18,269

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 59
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Equestrian sports, Racquetball, Riflery, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Equestrian sports, Racquetball, Riflery, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Weight lifting

Club Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Fencing, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Swimming and diving, Table tennis

Club Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Fencing, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Swimming and diving, Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architecture
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Management
Criminology
Culinary Science/Culinology
Economics, General
Educational Psychology
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Food Science
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forest Sciences and Biology
General Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Horticultural Science
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Insurance
Interior Architecture
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Poultry Science
Psychology, General
Real Estate
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

22,226

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

18,792
students

Female
49%
9,292

Male
51%
9,500

15%

3,434
students

Female
52%
1,801

Male
48%
1,633

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

17,113
students

Female
51%
8,596

Male
49%
8,517

9%

1,679
students

Female
42%
696

Male
58%
983

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 35%
Student 5 year graduation rate 22%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,916

Transfer students enrolled

9%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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