Mississippi Valley State University Rankings

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#4966 of 14,131 In the World
#1386 of 2,597 In North America
#1309 of 2,496 In the United States
#13 of 18 In Mississippi

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
83%
Average ACT
18
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
1,694
Graduates
338
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
mvsu.edu

Mississippi Valley State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 83% 86% 81%
Applicants 3,351 1,200 2,151
Admissions 2,772 1,032 1,740
Freshmen enrolled full time 212 104 108
Freshmen enrolled part time 34 18 16

1,145 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

459 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
246 or 100%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 13
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Mississippi Valley State University are 13-22 (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 Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 1932 (95%)
Hispanic 32 (2%)
White 29 (1%)
Two or more races 14 (0.7%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 13 (0.6%)
Asian 7 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,251
Students receiving aid
97%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $6,726$7,344
Tuition in-state $6,726$7,344
Tuition out-of-state $6,726$7,344
Fee in-district $20$20
Fee in-state $20$20
Fee out-of-state $20$20

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,178
Combined charge for room and board $7,998
Room charge $4,386
Meal charge $3,612

Mississippi Valley State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 29 22
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 21 24
Social Work 28
General Studies 27
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 25
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 19
Public Relations & Image Management 11 5
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 14
Industrial Technology & Technician 12
Human Services, General 11
English Language and Literature, General 9
Music, General 8
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 8
Computer and Information Sciences, General 7
Environmental Health 4 3
Political Science and Government, General 7
Mathematics, General 6
Accounting 5
Chemistry, General 3
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 3
Pre-Law Studies 3
Visual and Performing Arts, General 3
Bioinformatics 2
History, General 2
Public Administration 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 1
Rhetoric and Composition 1
Sociology, General 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 1
Grand Total 246 81
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 27% 24% 31%
  • Full-time retention rate - 62%
  • Part-time retention rate - 13%

Publications & Citations

Publications
157
Citations
869

Publication / Citation count by topic

Computer Science
48 / 438
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
37 / 102
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
25 / 237
Engineering
23 / 235
Environmental Science
19 / 30
Business
18 / 66
Computer Vision
17 / 33
Psychology
17 / 52
Economics
15 / 64
Biology
13 / 122
Art & Design
12 / 39
Medicine
11 / 117
Political Science
11 / 19
Mathematics
9 / 54
Communications and Public Relations
7 / 13
Social Psychology
7 / 19
Data Science
6 / 116
Hydrology and Water resources management
6 / 4
Sociology
6 / 5
Criminology and Criminal Justice
5 / 13
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
5 / 35
Agricultural Science
5 / 16
Multimedia
5 / 21
Physics
5 / 55
Cyber Security
5 / 36
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
4 / 19
Geography and Cartography
4 / 7
Supply Chain Management
4 / 32
Education Majors
4 / 9
Marketing
4 / 9
Creative Writing
3 / 15
Ecology
3 / 4
Theoretical Physics
3 / 24
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
3 / 0
Demography
3 / 46
Public Health
3 / 34
Risk Management
3 / 25
Computer Networking
3 / 8
Chemistry
3 / 30
Geology
3 / 4

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 0 1
1993 0 0
1994 2 1
1995 1 0
1996 0 2
1997 1 0
1998 4 1
1999 1 2
2000 5 8
2001 1 11
2002 3 8
2003 2 5
2004 3 9
2005 3 12
2006 3 27
2007 8 20
2008 6 23
2009 7 20
2010 14 50
2011 6 44
2012 12 34
2013 14 50
2014 10 48
2015 14 68
2016 11 72
2017 5 93
2018 8 100
2019 4 104
2020 6 92
2021 11 97

Notable alumni

  1. Charles Steele, Jr

    Charles Steele, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Charles Steele Jr. is an American businessman, politician and civil rights leader. He was the first African American elected to the City Council of Tuscaloosa and one of the first African Americans elected to the Alabama State Senate. From 2004 to 2009, he was the National President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, co-founded by Martin Luther King Jr. Steele is the founder and President of Charles Steele and Associates, located in Atlanta, Georgia.

  2. Katie Hall

    Katie Hall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-2012 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Katie Beatrice Hall was an American educator in Gary, Indiana, and a politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1982 to 1985. When Hall was sworn into federal office on November 2, 1982, she became the first black woman from Indiana elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Hall represented Indiana's 1st Congressional District in the final months of the 97th Congress and an entire two-year term in the 98th Congress from 1983 to 1985. She is best known for sponsoring legislation and leading efforts on the floor of the U.S. House in 1983 to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday after previous efforts had failed. H.R. 3706 to establish the third Monday in January as a federal holiday in King's honor was introduced in July 1983 and passed in the House on August 2, 1983. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law on November 2, 1983.

General info

Alternative names MVSU
Founded 1950
Colors kelly green, white
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May or June-July)
Total FTE staff 454
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, Mississippi, 38941-1400
United States
City population 2,000
Phone 6622549041
Fax +1 (662) 254 6709

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