Mississippi State University: Ranking & Review

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Mississippi State Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 148 417
Top 3%

Mississippi State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate62%65%61%
Applicants13,9736,3017,672
Admissions8,7194,0694,650
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

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

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
24
ACT English
25
ACT Math
23

Mississippi State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $24,370 $38,410
Off-campus $24,370 $38,410
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
In-stateOut-of-state
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

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 624 154 2 780
Engineering 508 106 44 658
Education 261 153 38 452
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 268 24 9 301
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 264 27 291
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 217 42 15 274
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 219 11 6 236
Physical Sciences 114 75 14 203
Psychology 177 9 2 188
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 170 170
Social Sciences 123 22 13 158
Natural Resources and Conservation 88 19 16 123
Health Professions and Related Programs 27 6 88 121
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 87 5 92
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 43 25 4 72
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 71 71
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 45 18 63
Architecture and Related Services 48 3 51
Visual and Performing Arts 45 45
English Language and Literature & Letters 31 12 43
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 32 8 40
History 30 7 2 39
Mathematics and Statistics 14 11 3 28
Philosophy and Religious Studies 9 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3 3
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesMSU
Founded1878
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
Phone6623252323

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