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?
- The highest award offered at Ole Miss is the doctor's degree.
- In 2019-2020, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Ole Miss with a bachelor's degree make about $48,255 a year. That's 18% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University of Mississippi Rankings
Out of the 23 colleges in Mississippi, Ole Miss is ranked at #1.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Ole Miss has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#34||Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools||College Factual|
|#61||Best Accounting Schools||College Factual|
|#73||Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Schools||College Factual|
|#164||Best Nursing Schools||College Factual|
|#232||Best Health Professions Schools||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 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.
Average Test Scores
About 25% 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 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 610.
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
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 Ole Miss, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $9,181 a year. That adds up to $36,724 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Ole Miss is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Mississippi Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,835 graduate students at the school.
Of the 14,839 full-time undergraduates at Ole Miss, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Mississippi students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,814|
|Hispanic or Latino||599|
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 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 Ole Miss
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Mississippi was $8,828 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $25,100. The following table shows how Ole Miss 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|
|Other Health Professions||#4||#16|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#6||#24|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#19||#31|
|Dental Support Services||#19||#34|
|Political Science & Government||#25||#75|
|Allied Health Professions||#25||#52|
|Communication & Journalism||#43||#94|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#46||#156|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#73||#142|
Online Growth Rankings of Ole Miss
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Mississippi was 12.0%. This is the #1,321 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|
|Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology||11%|
|Health & Physical Education||18%|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||16%|
|Public Relations & Advertising||14%|
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|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#76|
|Communication & Journalism||#216|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#428|
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
- Image Credit: By Dudemanfellabra under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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