Mississippi State University Rankings

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In the World#341 of 14178
In North America#148 of 2629
In the United States#126 of 2528
In Mississippi#1 of 18
In Mississippi State#1 of 1
In Environmental science#282 of 6,085

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
54%
Average SAT
1175
Average ACT
26
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
18,792
Graduates
3,434
Male:Female Ratio
50:50
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Mississippi State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate54%55%53%
Applicants18,3408,15710,183
Admissions9,8784,4565,422
Freshmen enrolled full time3,4881,6651,823
Freshmen enrolled part time1284

2,153 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,836 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
206 or 6%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1070
or below

75% of them
had 1280
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Mississippi State University are 1070-1280 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
3,294 or 94%
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

White15998 (72%)
Black or African American3725 (17%)
Nonresident Alien788 (4%)
Hispanic700 (3%)
Two or more races433 (2%)
Asian338 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown104 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native50 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander17 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$11,561
Students receiving aid
95%

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 capacity5,333
Combined charge for room and board$10,478
Room charge$6,440
Meal charge$4,038

Mississippi State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General248886
Kinesiology and Exercise Science271223
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other290
Mechanical Engineering17922
Biology & Biological Sciences, General140196
Speech Communication and Rhetoric159
Psychology, General14067
Geology & Earth Science, General8072
Accounting9247
Elementary Education and Teaching1315
Marketing & Marketing Management, General128
General Studies114
Civil Engineering, General8919
Chemical Engineering99
Veterinary Medicine91
Secondary Education and Teaching6523
Electrical and Electronics Engineering7077
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical & Space Engineering4929
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering717
Finance, General78
Biochemistry77
Computer and Information Sciences, General62132
Animal Sciences, General70
Industrial Engineering39177
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management4417
Criminology59
Social Work58
Industrial Technology & Technician57
Forest Sciences and Biology4012
Political Science and Government, General482
Human Development and Family Studies, General4243
Educational Psychology3685
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture251310
Management Information Systems, General388
Visual and Performing Arts, General46
English Language and Literature, General2810
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General335
History, General23104
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology37
Community College Education289
Architecture35
Special Education and Teaching, General2015
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations35
Agronomy and Crop Science32
Educational Leadership and Administration, General238
Chemistry, General1676
Mathematics, General254
Botany & Plant Biology1514
Engineering, Other2026
Engineering, General622
Natural Resources & Conservation, General819
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services27
Construction Management26
Veterinary & Animal Health Technology & Technician and Veterinary Assistant26
Food Science25
Apparel and Textiles, General231
Agricultural Teacher Education213
Nutrition Sciences222
Interior Architecture23
Educational & Instructional Technology23
Taxation23
Computer Engineering, General22
Poultry Science21
Anthropology138
Industrial Production Technologies & Technicians, Other20
Landscape Architecture161
Petroleum Engineering17
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching16
Sociology933
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology86
Public Administration14
Music Teacher Education13
Zoology & Animal Biology, Other112
Philosophy12
Horticultural Science11
Business & Managerial Economics11
Physics, General36
Economics, General62
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other44
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General8
Business Teacher Education7
Wood Science and Wood Products & Pulp and Paper Technology7
Music, General6
Statistics, General6
Health & Health Care Administration & Management5
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other5
Landscaping and Groundskeeping4
Toxicology4
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist3
Agricultural Business and Management, General3
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance3
Agricultural Economics2
Molecular Biology2
Curriculum and Instruction2
Applied Mathematics, General2
Biological and Physical Sciences1
Political Science and Government, Other1
Grand Total3,923751270
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate61%57%65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
28,096
Citations
721,067

Publication count by topic

Biology
6,334
Computer science
3,036
Chemistry
2,536
Materials science
2,161
Psychology
1,982
Mathematics
1,704
Engineering
1,603
Environmental science
1,309
Medicine
1,291
Physics
932
Business
904
Geography
776
Economics
723
Sociology
557
Political science
433
Geology
310
History
180
Art
112
Philosophy
59

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business22134,940
Engineering24841,816
Environmental science29628,453
Geography31213,095
Sociology31918,833
Economics35223,332
Mathematics35848,811
Computer science36069,299
History367846
Psychology41072,343
Biology459168,265
Political science5523,199
Materials science56945,145
Chemistry61773,217
Physics72118,642
Geology7385,094
Medicine108719,592
Art117456
Philosophy129453

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19902001663
19912161821
19922472177
19932562150
19942822477
19953172847
19963253012
19973393597
19983904092
19993564732
20004695707
20014856455
20025678082
20035819793
200461011473
200568913389
200680615761
200785518061
200890220410
2009110424681
2010101827846
2011110833459
2012118038437
2013126043183
2014130447341
2015129049006
2016128449124
2017138750092
2018153649222
2019159958179
2020154763502

General info

Alternative namesMSU
Founded1878
WikipediaMississippi State University
MottoLearning, Service, Research
Colorsmaroon, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff4,740
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

AddressLee Boulevard
Mississippi State, Mississippi, 39762
United States
Phone6623252323

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