University of Mississippi: Statistics

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#146 of 2,496 In the United States
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
88%
Average SAT
1120
Average ACT
26
Aid receiving
87%
Undergraduates
16,179
Graduates
4,835
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
olemiss.edu

University of Mississippi Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 88% 86% 89%
Applicants 16,383 6,178 10,205
Admissions 14,421 5,319 9,102
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,991 1,179 1,812
Freshmen enrolled part time 33 17 16

9,524 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,164 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
752 or 25%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1010
or below

75% of them
had 1230
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Mississippi are 1010-1230 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,525 or 84%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Mississippi 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

White 15734 (75%)
Black or African American 2686 (13%)
Hispanic 793 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 669 (3%)
Asian 521 (2%)
Two or more races 481 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 60 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 22 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 13 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$11,650
Students receiving aid
87%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $8,718$8,718
Tuition in-state $8,718$8,718
Tuition out-of-state $24,990$24,989
Fee in-district $110$110
Fee in-state $110$110
Fee out-of-state $110$110

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 5,091
Combined charge for room and board $10,734
Room charge $6,264
Meal charge $4,470

University of Mississippi Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Accounting 346 95 3
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 367
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 264
Finance, General 234
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 222
Business Administration and Management, General 148 65 1
Psychology, General 186 9 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 178
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 174
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 145 8 7
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 139 19
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 152 2 1
Medicine 146
Pharmaceutical Sciences 105 17 18
Business & Commerce, General 128
General Studies 126
Law 112
Political Science and Government, General 102 5 1
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 104
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 100
Pharmacy 100
Social Work 88
Curriculum and Instruction 85
Journalism 77 8
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 83
Mechanical Engineering 79
Computer and Information Sciences, General 63
Accounting and Related Services, Other 62
English Language and Literature, General 53 4 4
Dietetics & Dietitian 58
Public Policy Analysis, General 56
Biochemistry 51 2
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 50 3
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 45 7
Insurance 48
Marketing, Other 48
Physical Therapy & Therapist 47
Dentistry 44
Chemistry, General 32 2 9
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 43
Chemical Engineering 42
Taxation 41
History, General 32 5 3
Engineering Science 33 6
Music, General 29 6 4
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 39
International Relations and Affairs 38
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 38
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 19 10 8
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 35 1
Geological & Geophysical Engineering 35
Real Estate 35
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 34
Civil Engineering, General 31
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 31
Education, General 28
Fine & Studio Arts, General 24 4
Management Information Systems, General 28
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 26
Legal Studies 26
Clinical & Medical Social Work 25
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 25
Mathematics, General 18 5 2
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist 23
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 19
Sociology, General 15 4
Economics, General 14 1 3
Forensic Chemistry 18
Engineering, General 17
Philosophy 13 4
Social Studies Teacher Education 16
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 15
Spanish Language and Literature 15
Special Education and Teaching, General 13
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator 5 7
Mathematics Teacher Education 12
Anthropology, General 9 2
Business & Managerial Economics 11
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 11
Physics, General 5 2 4
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 10
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 9
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 9
Chinese Language and Literature 8
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 8
Geology & Earth Science, General 8
Linguistics 8
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 7
Creative Writing 7
Medical Science & Scientist 7
Nuclear Medical Technology & Technologist 7
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) 1 6
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 6
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 6
Arabic Language and Literature 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Biostatistics 5
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 5
French Language and Literature 4
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology & Technician 4
Neuroscience 4
Nursing Science 4
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, Other 4
Advanced Legal Research & Studies, General 3
Microbiology and Immunology 3
Nursing Practice 3
Physiology, General 3
German Language and Literature 2
African-American & Black Studies 1
Anatomy 1
Histologic Technology & Histotechnologist 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 4,588 1,015 593
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 67% 63% 69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 25%

Publications & Citations

Publications
20,670
Citations
826,967

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
5,615 / 289,254
Biology
3,525 / 186,563
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,326 / 107,941
Physics
3,171 / 174,756
Chemistry
2,648 / 70,853
Engineering
2,381 / 61,761
Psychology
1,684 / 78,306
Business
1,528 / 63,719
Environmental Science
1,284 / 38,669
Computer Science
1,175 / 38,963
Quantum and Particle physics
954 / 53,714
Materials Science
878 / 17,287
Economics
807 / 19,306
Demography
757 / 52,734
Nuclear Physics
754 / 50,231
Political Science
747 / 6,586
Biochemistry
701 / 27,923
Pharmacology
640 / 26,069
Mathematics
636 / 13,723
Health Science
611 / 34,305
Surgery
550 / 80,373
Optical Engineering
501 / 17,460
Social Psychology
496 / 39,756
Sociology
448 / 14,557
Physical Therapy
433 / 15,806
Cardiology
432 / 38,269
Law
406 / 1,120
Ecology
374 / 15,178
Organic Chemistry
374 / 9,919
Art & Design
354 / 3,574
Oncology and Cancer research
344 / 19,969
Botany
336 / 13,287
Communications and Public Relations
321 / 18,836
Marketing
319 / 28,251
Clinical Psychology
312 / 14,599
Geology
301 / 8,738
Child Psychology
266 / 8,174
Pharmacy
260 / 2,777
Anesthesiology
254 / 11,005
Gerontology
246 / 10,208

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 207 2275
1992 216 2355
1993 242 2663
1994 299 2834
1995 268 3146
1996 307 3639
1997 311 4260
1998 311 5133
1999 403 6005
2000 377 6794
2001 397 7859
2002 402 9977
2003 550 11904
2004 591 14337
2005 682 17916
2006 717 21094
2007 725 24758
2008 853 29316
2009 860 33163
2010 907 35870
2011 972 42515
2012 1001 48510
2013 1083 54124
2014 1092 56381
2015 1167 59295
2016 1174 61807
2017 1127 64569
2018 1219 66423
2019 1272 74298
2020 1308 82024
2021 1359 90044

University of Mississippi alumni

  1. William Faulkner

    William Faulkner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1897-1962 (aged 65)
    Enrolled in the University of Mississippi
    1919-1921 graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    screenwritershort story writernovelistpoetauthor
    Biography

    William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where Faulkner spent most of his life. A Nobel Prize laureate, Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers of American literature and is widely considered the greatest writer of Southern literature.

  2. John Grisham

    John Grisham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    novelisttelevision producerchildren's writerscreenwritermissionary
    Biography

    John Ray Grisham Jr. is an American novelist and lawyer known for his popular legal thrillers. According to the American Academy of Achievement, Grisham has written 28 consecutive number one fiction bestsellers, and his books have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Along with Tom Clancy and J. K. Rowling, Grisham is one of only three authors to have sold two million copies on a first printing.

  3. Gerald McRaney

    Gerald McRaney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Gerald Lee McRaney is an American television and movie actor. McRaney is best known as one of the stars of the television shows Simon & Simon, Major Dad, Promised Land and House of Cards. He currently stars as Admiral Hollace Kilbride on NCIS: Los Angeles. He was a series regular in the first season of Jericho and the final season of Deadwood. He appeared in a recurring role as main antagonist Mason Wood in season eight of Castle. Recently, he played Barlow Connally in the A&E series Longmire and had a recurring role in the NBC series This Is Us as Dr. Nathan Katowski, a role which earned him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

  4. Josh Kelley

    Josh Kelley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    musiciansongwritersinger-songwritercomposeractor
    Biography

    Joshua Bishop Kelley Sr. is an American singer-songwriter. Kelley has recorded for Hollywood Records, Threshold Records and DNK Records as a pop rock artist. His songs "Amazing" and "Only You" reached the top ten on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart.

General info

Alternative names Ole Miss
Founded 1848
Motto Pro scientia et sapientia
For Science and Wisdom
Colors harvard crimson, yale blue
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 12,062
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address Oxford, Mississippi
University, Mississippi, 38677-1848
United States
City population 5,000
Phone 6629157211
Fax +1 (662) 915 7010

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