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Mississippi University for Women Overview

Mississippi University for Women is a public institution situated in Columbus, Mississippi. Columbus is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Mississippi University for Women Known For?

820 Undergraduate Awards
$14,405 Avg Cost After Aid
98% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at MUW is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 67% of the faculty were full-time.

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Mississippi University for Women Rankings

MUW is ranked #4 out of 21 schools in Mississippi.

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 MUW.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#46 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards MUW has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#35 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#37 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#125 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Mississippi University for Women?

Location of Mississippi University for Women

Contact details for MUW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1100 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662-329-4750
Website: https://www.muw.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/muwedu
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/muwedu

How Do I Get Into MUW?

You can apply to MUW online at: https://www.muw.edu/admissions/apply

Admission Requirements for MUW

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MUW?

98% Acceptance Rate
75% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
Since MUW has an acceptance rate of 98%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 25% of accepted students are men and 75% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 97%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to MUW submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 590. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 540 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 530 to 610 )
200
800
MUW received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 17 to 23 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 18 to 23 )
1
36

Can I Afford Mississippi University for Women?

$14,405 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
8.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MUW is $14,405. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MUW, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $5,882 a year. That adds up to $23,528 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MUW is 8.4%. 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 University for Women Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,002 Full-Time Undergraduates
82% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,505 undergraduate students at MUW, with 2,002 being full-time and 503 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MUW

There are also 206 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,002 full-time undergraduates at MUW, 18% are male and 82% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MUW

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mississippi University for Women students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MUW Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 764
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 1,142
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Mississippi University for Women. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 15 countries are represented at MUW. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Nigeria, and Kenya.

Online Learning at Mississippi University for Women

813 Took All Classes Online
1,872 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at MUW. In 2017-2018, 1,872 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MUW has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 14th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MUW

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mississippi University for Women was -1.8%. This is the #2,320 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MUW regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MUW majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 20%
Business, Management & Marketing 21%
Public Health 16%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MUW 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 MUW.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Administration #99
Public Health #105
Teacher Education Subject Specific #205
Public Administration & Social Service #220
Nursing #480

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 University for Women Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 55 360 3 35 3 456
Business Administration & Management 0 107 0 8 0 115
Public Health 0 47 0 15 0 62
Communication Sciences 0 29 0 12 0 41
Health & Physical Education 0 29 0 0 0 29
Legal Support Services 0 21 0 0 0 21
Culinary Arts 0 20 0 0 0 20
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 18 0 0 0 18
General Biology 0 16 0 0 0 16
Accounting 0 16 0 0 0 16
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 16 0 0 0 16
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 14 0 1 0 15
General English Literature 0 15 0 0 0 15
General Psychology 0 12 0 0 0 12
General Education 0 0 0 11 0 11
Communication & Media Studies 0 10 0 0 0 10
Writing Studies 0 0 0 8 0 8
History 0 8 0 0 0 8
Human Development & Family Studies 0 7 0 0 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 7 0 7
Music 0 7 0 0 0 7
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 0 0 4
Mathematics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 1 0 0 0 1
Public Administration 0 1 0 0 0 1
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 55 765 3 97 3 923

References

*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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