Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, MS

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, MS

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Tuition & Fees

$6,550

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
7%
18-23
33%
12-17
59%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,200
Declined 405
Total Received 2,605
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Public

1,956

undergraduate students

499

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Mississippi Valley State University, founded in 1950, is a public university. Its 450-acre campus is located in Itta Bena, MS, 100 miles north of Jackson.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 2,455
Established in 1946
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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450-acre campus in Itta Bena (population: 1,873), 100 miles north of Jackson; branch campuses in Greenville and Greenwood. Major airport serves Jackson; bus and train serve Greenwood (10 miles). School operates transportation to local towns and cities.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Jackson-Evers International

Mississippi Valley State University
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena
38941-1400

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Baptist Student Union
  • Black Student Fellowship
  • National Education Association

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Black History Month
  • Founder's Day
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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
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
7%
18-23
33%
12-17
59%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.86

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,200
Declined 405
Total Received 2,605

Admissions Factors

Important

academic GPA
class rank

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Health
General Studies
History, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Public Administration
Rhetoric and Composition
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

2,455

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

1,956
students

Female
62%
1,207

Male
41%
804

20%

499
students

Female
61%
304

Male
28%
140

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

1,744
students

Female
59%
1,015

Male
41%
729

14%

267
students

Female
72%
192

Male
28%
75

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 60%
Student 4 year graduation rate 18%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
89%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

194

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
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

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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