Mississippi State University Overview
Mississippi State University is a public institution located in Mississippi State, Mississippi. The location of Mississippi State is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.
What Is Mississippi State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Mississippi State.
- In 2017-2018, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
Mississippi State University Rankings
Out of the 30 colleges in Mississippi, Mississippi State is ranked at #2.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mississippi State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Mississippi State has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Other Zoology/Animal Biology Schools||College Factual|
|#12||Best Industrial Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#24||Best Instructional Media Design Schools||College Factual|
|#24||Best Educational/Instructional Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#25||Best Industrial Production Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#77||Best Engineering Technologies Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Mississippi State University?
Contact details for Mississippi State are given below.
|Address:||Lee Boulevard, Mississippi State, MS 39762|
How Do I Get Into Mississippi State?
You can apply to Mississippi State online at: https://www.msstate.edu/future-students/apply
Admission Requirements for Mississippi State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Mississippi State?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.
Average Test Scores
About 6% of students accepted to Mississippi State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 640.
Can I Afford Mississippi State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Mississippi State, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,327 a year. That adds up to $29,308 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Mississippi State is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Mississippi State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,183 graduate students at the school.
Of the 17,089 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi State, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mississippi State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,954|
|Hispanic or Latino||552|
Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Mississippi State University. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 81 countries are represented at Mississippi State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Nepal.
Online Learning at Mississippi State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mississippi State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 13th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Mississippi State
The following table shows how Mississippi State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering||#10||#7|
|Management Information Systems||#13||#26|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||#13||#19|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#55||#118|
Online Growth Rankings of Mississippi State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mississippi State University was 39.7%. This is the #767 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mississippi State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Mississippi State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||3%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mississippi State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mississippi State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#154|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Mississippi State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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