Mississippi Valley State University: Ranking & Review

Mississippi Valley State University logo
Itta Bena
United States
Top 40%

Mississippi Valley State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate86%82%89%
Enrolled undergraduates405200205
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,3859121,473

2,385 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

260 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 scores405
Percent of students submitting ACT scores100%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for both undergraduates and graduates.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
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 Valley 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 $7,764 and other expenses per full academic year.

Mississippi Valley State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,041 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$6,402$6,402
Fees for full-time undergraduates$20$20
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$267$267
Tuition for Full-time graduates$7,200$7,200
Fees for full-time graduates$20$20
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$400$400

Programs and Degrees

Public Administration and Social Service Professions663399
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services362258
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service241337
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3333
Biological and Biomedical Sciences25631
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2020
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1616
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1616
English Language and Literature & Letters1111
Mathematics and Statistics1111
Visual and Performing Arts77
Health Professions and Related Programs156
Social Sciences55
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services55
Legal Professions and Studies11
Physical Sciences
Grand Total32291413

A total of 322 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Mississippi Valley State University.

At the master's level 91 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate30%26%34%
  • Full-time retention rate - 61%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Alternative namesMVSU
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorskelly green, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff496
Instructional FTE133
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitemvsu.edu
Address14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, Mississippi, 38941-1400
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Remote
City population2,500 - 10,000
Fax+1 (662) 254 6709

Mississippi Valley State University in Social Media