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 Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS

Lee Boulevard, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

General information:(662)325-2323
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:20,424(16,312 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,151 $5,461 $5,805 -6%
Out-of-state $13,021 $13,801 $14,670 -6%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,520 $7,729 $8,162 -5%
Other $4,000 $4,808 $4,808 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $17,871 $19,198 $19,975 0%
Off Campus $6,351 $6,661 $7,005 -14%
Off Campus with Family $6,351 $6,661 $7,005 -14%
On Campus $25,741 $27,538 $28,840 -4%
Off Campus $14,221 $15,001 $15,870 0%
Off Campus with Family $14,221 $15,001 $15,870 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,805
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $14,670
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,805
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $14,670
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,403 89% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,390 88% $17,593,358 $7,361
Federal grants 917 34% $5,134,123 $5,599
Pell grants 913 34% $4,359,827 $4,775
Other federal grants 807 30% $774,296 $959
State/local government grant or scholarships 928 34% $1,096,581 $1,182
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,771 66% $11,362,654 $6,416
Student loan aid 1,529 57% $9,272,057 $6,064
Federal student loans 1,511 56% $8,708,727 $5,764
Other student loans 63 2% $563,330 $8,942
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 11,771 76% $74,898,560 $6,363
Pell grants 5,435 35% $25,129,792 $4,624
Federal student loans 7,933 51% $57,368,456 $7,232


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $11,731 $12,375 $13,270
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,431 $8,886 $11,244
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,643 $10,556 $12,974
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,426 $13,621 $17,165
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,026 $14,868 $19,077
$110,001 and more $14,328 $15,563 $19,107

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 20,424
Undergraduate enrollment 16,312
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,754
Graduate enrollment 4,112

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,862 4,532 5,330
Percent admitted 63% 64% 61%
Percent admitted who enrolled 64% 31% 28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 424 15%
ACT 2473 85%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 480 605
SAT Math 490 630
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 20 27
ACT English 21 29
ACT Math 18 26
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 73109
Baseball 33-
Basketball 1716
Football 125-
Golf 136
Soccer -23
Softball -25
Tennis 88
Volleyball -15


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1926 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

07/01/1976 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

12/10/1996 Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education

Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

07/01/1979 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1985 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1991 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1961 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession555
Drug law violations2440 42
Liquor law violations8512081
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 123
Drug law violations 183223
Liquor law violations 324537
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 121
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 130
Aggravated assault 121
Burglary 344356
Motor vehicle theft 522
Arson 011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 261929
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 011
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate7.2%
Number in default197
Number in repayment2,710

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00242300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations14----
Agricultural Business and Management, General-2---
Agricultural Economics2----
Agriculture, General9256--
Agronomy and Crop Science8----
Animal Sciences, General51----
Food Science22----
Horticultural Science7----
Landscaping and Groundskeeping12----
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management1----
Poultry Science15----
Category total141276--
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Interior Architecture14----
Landscape Architecture213---
Category total647---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General96284--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology8----
Molecular Biology--4--
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other-54--
Category total1193312--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General1901551--
Business/Commerce, General-0---
Business/Managerial Economics1303--
Construction Management33----
Finance, General53----
Management Information Systems, General3211---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General126----
Real Estate19----
Category total6352194--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric136----
Category total136----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General15193--
Category total15193--
Education Colleges
Agricultural Teacher Education717---
Business Teacher Education26----
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--2--
Community College Education-129--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-471--
Curriculum and Instruction--1--
Education, General--130-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-16---
Elementary Education and Teaching171202--
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship--9--
Music Teacher Education12----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching17838---
Secondary Education and Teaching54251--
Special Education and Teaching, General1910---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other6510--
Technical Teacher Education-7---
Category total4731973630-
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering177---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering3450--
Chemical Engineering414---
Civil Engineering, General5916---
Computer Engineering, General1962--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering381310--
Engineering, General-626--
Engineering, Other913--
Industrial Engineering2610---
Mechanical Engineering767---
Category total3197541--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other26----
Industrial Technology/Technician22----
Category total48----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General2011---
Category total2011---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General39----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-205--
Category total39205--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General334---
Category total334---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4----
Veterinary Medicine----73
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-122--
Category total4122-73
History Colleges
History, General34122--
Category total34122--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies9----
Category total9----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General--0--
Mathematics, General86---
Statistics, General-6---
Category total8120--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences0----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other176----
Systems Science and Theory--1--
Category total176-1--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Forest Technology/Technician--18--
Forestry, General2213---
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management2712---
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology07---
Category total493218--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total8----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General615--
Geology/Earth Science, General72101---
Physics, General17---
Category total791095--
Psychology Colleges
Educational Psychology5331--
Psychology, General11013---
Category total163161--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-401--
Social Work33----
Category total33401--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General4----
Political Science and Government, General482---
Category total8482--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-0---
Music, General12----
Visual and Performing Arts, General58----
Category total700---
Grand total27598531393073