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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?

4,610 Undergraduate Awards
$32,617 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Ole Miss has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#81 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#111 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#243 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ole Miss.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Radio, Television & Digital Communication Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Radio, Television & Digital Communication Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of University of Mississippi

Contact details for Ole Miss are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Oxford, Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: 662-915-7211
Website: www.olemiss.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olemiss
Twitter: https://twitter.com/olemissrebels

How Do I Get Into Ole Miss?

You can apply to Ole Miss online at: www.olemiss.edu/applynow

Admission Requirements for Ole Miss

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Ole Miss?

84% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
21% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Mississippi is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 550 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 520 to 650 )
200
800
Ole Miss received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 22 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 22 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Mississippi?

$32,617 Net Price
41% Take Out Loans
7.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Ole Miss is $32,617. 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

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

15,902 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,150 undergraduate students at Ole Miss, with 15,902 being full-time and 1,248 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Ole Miss

There are also 4,467 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,902 full-time undergraduates at Ole Miss, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Ole Miss

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ole Miss Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 307
Black or African American 1,915
Hispanic or Latino 596
White 12,253
International Students 382
Other Races/Ethnicities 449

Geographic Diversity

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

991 Took All Classes Online
7,464 Took At Least One Class Online
1.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at Ole Miss. In 2017-2018, 7,464 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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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%
Education 11%
Educational Administration 1%
Political Science & Government 7%
Social Sciences 1%
Student Counseling 22%
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
Student Counseling #51
Allied Health Professions #91
Curriculum & Instruction #124
Teacher Education Subject Specific #184
Educational Administration #231
Health & Medical Administrative Services #307
Nursing #439

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 429 0 0 0 429
Accounting 293 0 122 2 417
Nursing 259 9 92 15 375
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 281 0 0 0 281
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 114 0 29 129 272
Marketing 260 0 0 0 260
General Psychology 235 0 10 10 255
Finance & Financial Management 246 0 0 0 246
Business Administration & Management 144 0 83 11 238
Health & Physical Education 184 0 10 5 199
Teacher Education Grade Specific 159 0 11 0 170
Communication Sciences 121 0 33 0 154
Criminal Justice & Corrections 142 0 9 0 151
Medicine 0 0 0 147 147
General Biology 131 0 5 4 140
Social Work 119 0 0 0 119
Law 0 0 0 108 108
Journalism 94 0 4 0 98
Political Science & Government 90 0 5 3 98
General Business/Commerce 95 0 0 0 95
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 40 46 86
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 84 0 84
Educational Administration 0 0 82 2 84
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 74 0 74
General English Literature 63 0 2 6 71
Computer Information Systems 69 0 0 0 69
Mechanical Engineering 66 0 0 0 66
Hospitality Management 63 0 0 0 63
Chemistry 47 0 5 11 63
Public Policy 61 0 0 0 61
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 58 0 0 0 58
History 46 0 6 5 57
General Education 0 0 0 54 54
Engineering Science 0 0 36 17 53
Teacher Education Subject Specific 52 0 0 0 52
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 49 0 0 2 51
Student Counseling 0 0 40 1 41
Allied Health Professions 36 0 4 0 40
Chemical Engineering 39 0 0 0 39
Fine & Studio Arts 37 0 2 0 39
Civil Engineering 37 0 0 0 37
Music 18 0 14 4 36
Real Estate 35 0 0 0 35
Insurance 32 0 0 0 32
Dentistry 0 0 0 30 30
Management Information Systems 29 0 0 0 29
Geoscience Engineering 29 0 0 0 29
International Relations & National Security 29 0 0 0 29
Health & Medical Administrative Services 6 0 12 9 27
Recreation Administration 26 0 0 0 26
Dental Support Services 25 0 0 0 25
Mathematics 18 0 6 1 25
General Engineering 22 0 0 0 22
Economics 14 0 7 1 22
Physics 6 0 9 6 21
Business/Managerial Economics 19 0 0 0 19
Electrical Engineering 18 0 0 0 18
Other Health Professions 18 0 0 0 18
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 17 0 17
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 17 0 0 0 17
Drama & Theater Arts 16 0 0 0 16
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 15 0 0 0 15
Sociology 11 0 4 0 15
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 14 0 14
Romance Languages 14 0 0 0 14
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 12 0 12
Writing Studies 0 0 11 0 11
Area Studies 1 0 10 0 11
East Asian Languages 11 0 0 0 11
Special Education 10 0 0 0 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 10 0 0 0 10
Taxation 0 0 9 0 9
Classical Languages & Literature 9 0 0 0 9
Philosophy 7 0 2 0 9
Anthropology 5 0 4 0 9
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 8 0 0 0 8
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 8 0 8
Religious Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Entrepreneurial Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Medical Science 0 0 5 0 5
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 4 4
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 3 0 3
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 3 3
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 3 3
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 2 2
Materials Engineering 0 0 1 1 2
Educational Assessment 0 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 1 0 0 0 1
Legal Research 0 0 1 0 1
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4,610 10 937 642 6,199

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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