Mississippi State University: Ranking & Review

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Mississippi State
United States
Top 3%

Mississippi State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate62%65%61%
Enrolled undergraduates3,4351,6401,792
Enrolled total (including graduate students)21,88311,03110,852

3,690 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,788 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores0
Percent of students submitting SAT scores0%

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,980
Percent of students submitting ACT scores87%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $80.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Mississippi State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,570 and other expenses per full academic year.

Mississippi State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 5,223 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$8,208$22,248
Fees for full-time undergraduates$110$110
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$347$932
Tuition for Full-time graduates$8,208$22,248
Fees for full-time graduates$110$110
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$462$1,242

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services6241542780
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies268249301
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies26427291
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2174215274
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences219116236
Physical Sciences1147514203
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs170170
Social Sciences1232213158
Natural Resources and Conservation881916123
Health Professions and Related Programs27688121
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences87592
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services4325472
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields7171
Public Administration and Social Service Professions451863
Architecture and Related Services48351
Visual and Performing Arts4545
English Language and Literature & Letters311243
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics32840
Mathematics and Statistics1411328
Philosophy and Religious Studies99
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities33
Personal and Culinary Services
Grand Total3,5187372564,511

A total of 3,518 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Mississippi State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 993 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate58%56%60%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

General info

Alternative namesMSU
MottoLearning, Service, Research
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsmaroon, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff4,547
Instructional FTE1,002
Research FTE88
Public Service FTE166
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.msstate.edu
AddressLee Boulevard
Mississippi State, Mississippi, 39762
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Remote
City population10,000 - 50,000

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