University of Mississippi Overview
University of Mississippi is a public institution located in University, Mississippi. University is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is University of Mississippi Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Ole Miss.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 84% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Ole Miss bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,700 a year. That's about 5% more than their peers at other schools.
University of Mississippi Rankings
Ole Miss is ranked #2 out of 21 schools in Mississippi.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ole Miss.
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Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Ole Miss has earned from around the web.
|#29||Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#59||Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||College Factual|
|#68||Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#76||Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections||College Factual|
|#77||Best Colleges for Accounting||College Factual|
|#90||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
Where Is University of Mississippi?
Contact details for Ole Miss are given below.
|Address:||Oxford, Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848|
How Do I Get Into Ole Miss?
You can apply to Ole Miss online at: www.olemiss.edu/applynow
Admission Requirements for Ole Miss
|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 Ole Miss?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.
Average Test Scores
About 21% of students accepted to Ole Miss submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 650.
Can I Afford University of Mississippi?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Ole Miss, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $8,672 a year. That adds up to $34,688 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Ole Miss is 7.5%. 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.
University of Mississippi Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,449 graduate students at the school.
Of the 16,636 full-time undergraduates at Ole Miss, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Mississippi students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,977|
|Hispanic or Latino||593|
Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at University of Mississippi. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 79 countries are represented at Ole Miss. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Nepal.
Online Learning at University of Mississippi
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ole Miss has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 10th 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 Ole Miss
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Mississippi was 1.2%. This is the #1,950 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ole Miss regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Ole Miss majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||6%|
|Communication & Journalism||14%|
|Political Science & Government||7%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||12%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Ole Miss 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 Ole Miss.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Health Professions||#29|
|Dental Support Services||#34|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#35|
|Teaching English or French||#50|
|Allied Health Professions||#91|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#124|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#184|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#307|
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%.
University of Mississippi 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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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