Mississippi State University: Statistics

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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
80%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
26
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
18,803
Graduates
4,183
Male:Female Ratio
49:51
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.msstate.edu

Mississippi State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 80% 81% 79%
Applicants 16,127 6,895 9,232
Admissions 12,908 5,594 7,314
Freshmen enrolled full time 3,202 1,534 1,668
Freshmen enrolled part time 21 8 13

15,544 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,762 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
205 or 6%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1050
or below

75% of them
had 1270
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Mississippi State University are 1050-1270 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
3,003 or 93%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Mississippi State University are 22-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 16336 (71%)
Black or African American 3955 (17%)
Hispanic 785 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 741 (3%)
Two or more races 489 (2%)
Asian 361 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 164 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 52 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 18 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$12,871
Students receiving aid
98%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $8,800$8,800
Tuition in-state $8,800$8,800
Tuition out-of-state $23,840$23,840
Fee in-district $110$110
Fee in-state $110$110
Fee out-of-state $110$110

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 5,333
Combined charge for room and board $10,478
Room charge $6,440
Meal charge $4,038

Mississippi State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 301 125 4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 284
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 244 26
Mechanical Engineering 192 24
Accounting 143 31
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 145 19 4
Psychology, General 155 7 1
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 158
Elementary Education and Teaching 152 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 146
Geology & Earth Science, General 63 74
Finance, General 114
Civil Engineering, General 90 17
Chemical Engineering 104 1
Computer and Information Sciences, General 69 21 4
Secondary Education and Teaching 53 37
Veterinary Medicine 87
Animal Sciences, General 86
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 63 14 7
Biochemistry 80
Industrial Engineering 55 15 10
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 73 5 1
General Studies 69
Criminology 67
Community College Administration 56 9
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 55 10
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical & Space Engineering, General 44 18
Educational Psychology 48 8 5
Human Development and Family Studies, General 48 7 3
Political Science and Government, General 55 1
Forest Sciences and Biology 48 5
Industrial Technology & Technician 49
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 42 5
Management Information Systems, General 44 2
Apparel and Textiles, General 39 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 25 17
Industrial Production Technologies & Technicians, Other 40
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture 15 14 10
Engineering, General 14 24
Social Work 38
Visual and Performing Arts, General 36
Engineering, Other 32 2 1
English Language and Literature, General 27 8
History, General 25 6 4
Nutrition Sciences 32
Chemistry, General 11 8 12
Food Science 31
Agricultural Teacher Education 22 8
Veterinary & Animal Health Technology & Technician and Veterinary Assistant 30
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 28
Computer Engineering, General 28
Construction Management, General 27
Agronomy and Crop Science 26
Botany & Plant Biology 15 10
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 24 1
Educational & Instructional Technology 25
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 25
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 19 5
Anthropology, General 13 9
Architecture 22
Mathematics, General 18 4
Interior Architecture 21
Music Teacher Education 21
Poultry Science 21
Landscape Architecture 15 3
Sociology, General 11 5 2
Natural Resources & Conservation, General 6 10
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology 10 5
Taxation 14
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 13
Business & Managerial Economics 11
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 10
Philosophy 10
Public Administration 10
Zoology & Animal Biology, Other 4 6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 5 4
Horticultural Science 8
Wood Science and Wood Products & Pulp and Paper Technology & Technician 8
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 7
Petroleum Engineering 7
Curriculum and Instruction 6
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 6
Music, General 6
Physics, General 6
Agricultural Economics 5
Applied Mathematics, General 3
Culinary Science & Culinology 3
Economics, General 3
Statistics, General 3
Biological and Physical Sciences 2
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 2
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 2
Agricultural Business and Management, General 1
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 1
Political Science and Government, Other 1
Technical Teacher Education 1
Toxicology 1
Grand Total 4,103 788 247
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 64% 60% 68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

Publications & Citations

Publications
25,264
Citations
675,995

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
6,652 / 183,895
Engineering
5,431 / 129,520
Environmental Science
4,471 / 113,550
Chemistry
3,914 / 115,257
Physics
3,168 / 71,451
Medicine
3,114 / 60,831
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,941 / 81,215
Computer Science
2,856 / 88,277
Materials Science
2,121 / 47,098
Business
1,799 / 76,594
Psychology
1,590 / 60,487
Agricultural Science
1,296 / 28,223
Mathematics
1,281 / 37,873
Ecology
1,117 / 33,872
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,113 / 34,096
Economics
928 / 24,205
Demography
923 / 27,261
Geography and Cartography
782 / 13,607
Animal Science
765 / 19,780
Botany
670 / 28,944
Nutrition and Food Science
596 / 18,374
Microbiology
567 / 15,905
Social Psychology
562 / 37,323
Art & Design
552 / 10,606
Sociology
525 / 18,885
Environmental Management
521 / 26,276
Biochemistry
448 / 16,147
Horticulture
430 / 10,865
Genetics
421 / 22,676
Political Science
394 / 4,423
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
393 / 7,841
Automation and Control engineering
390 / 9,631
Zoology
371 / 7,436
Atomic and Molecular physics
347 / 6,263
Structural Engineering
333 / 6,347
Marketing
321 / 21,288
Geology
307 / 5,144
Communications and Public Relations
306 / 16,558
Child Psychology
306 / 9,334
Remote Sensing
303 / 9,322

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 248 1921
1992 288 2324
1993 298 2290
1994 323 2669
1995 344 3063
1996 372 3283
1997 367 3917
1998 415 4436
1999 400 5070
2000 510 6089
2001 523 6821
2002 617 8527
2003 632 10343
2004 661 12183
2005 746 14244
2006 859 16701
2007 912 19233
2008 961 21695
2009 1165 25970
2010 1082 29420
2011 1187 34814
2012 1234 40002
2013 1343 45086
2014 1415 49890
2015 1363 51259
2016 1343 51850
2017 1430 53818
2018 1590 55561
2019 1647 64524
2020 1782 74411
2021 1882 82493

Mississippi State University alumni

  1. Dak Prescott

    Dak Prescott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Rayne Dakota Prescott is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

  2. John Grisham

    John Grisham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Mississippi State University
    In 1977 graduated with Bachelor of Science in accounting
    Occupations
    novelisttelevision producerchildren's writerscreenwritermissionary
    Biography

    John Ray Grisham Jr. is an American novelist and lawyer known for his popular legal thrillers. According to the American Academy of Achievement, Grisham has written 28 consecutive number one fiction bestsellers, and his books have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Along with Tom Clancy and J. K. Rowling, Grisham is one of only three authors to have sold two million copies on a first printing.

  3. Machine Gun Kelly

    Machine Gun Kelly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1895-1954 (aged 59)
    Biography

    George Kelly Barnes, better known by his pseudonym "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, active during the Prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. He is best known for the kidnapping of oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933, from which he and his gang collected a $200,000 ransom (around $4.2 million adjusted for inflation). Urschel had collected and left considerable evidence that assisted the subsequent FBI investigation, which eventually led to Kelly's arrest in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 26, 1933. His crimes also included bootlegging and armed robbery.

  4. Marsha Blackburn

    Marsha Blackburn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Mississippi State University
    In 1973 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    business executivepolitician
    Biography

    Mary Marsha Blackburn is an American politician and businesswoman serving as the senior United States senator from Tennessee, a seat she has held since 2019. She is a member of the Republican Party. Blackburn was a state senator from 1999 to 2003, and represented Tennessee's 7th congressional district in the U.S. House from 2003 to 2019, during which time The National Journal rated her among the House's most conservative few members.

General info

Alternative names MSU
Founded 1878
Motto Learning, Service, Research
Colors maroon, white
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff 4,881
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address Lee Boulevard
Mississippi State, Mississippi, 39762
United States
City population 5,000
Phone 6623252323

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