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 Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women - Columbus, MS

1100 College Street, Columbus, Mississippi 39701

General information:(662)329-4750
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Associate's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,661(2,478 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
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
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
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 $4,423 $4,644 $4,876 -5%
Out-of-state $12,051 $12,653 $13,286 -5%
Books and supplies $900 $900 $1,000 -10%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,164 $5,483 $5,668 -3%
Other $3,315 $3,315 $4,000 -17%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,325 $5,325 $5,600 -5%
Other $3,315 $3,315 $4,000 -21%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,315 $3,315 $4,000 -17%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $13,802 $14,342 $15,544 -7%
Off Campus $13,963 $14,184 $15,476 -7%
Off Campus with Family $8,638 $8,859 $9,876 -11%
Out-of-state
On Campus $21,430 $22,351 $23,954 -4%
Off Campus $21,591 $22,193 $23,886 -4%
Off Campus with Family $16,266 $16,868 $18,286 -11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,876
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $13,286
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,876
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $13,286
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 189 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 189 95% $1,603,368 $8,483
Federal grants 126 63% $780,333 $6,193
Pell grants 126 63% $703,333 $5,582
Other federal grants 81 41% $77,000 $951
State/local government grant or scholarships 50 25% $33,200 $664
Institutional grants or scholarships 156 78% $789,835 $5,063
Student loan aid 120 60% $650,816 $5,423
Federal student loans 120 60% $650,816 $5,423
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
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 2,052 86% $12,777,097 $6,227
Pell grants 1,331 56% $7,232,939 $5,434
Federal student loans 1,483 62% $10,803,337 $7,285

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $7,928 $7,040 $7,072
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 $7,456 $6,032 $5,558
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,529 $7,166 $6,552
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,918 $11,255 $9,958
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,194 $9,297 $10,600
$110,001 and more $11,862 $11,218 $10,093

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• 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 2,661
Undergraduate enrollment 2,478
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 469
Graduate enrollment 183
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,360 186 1,174
Percent admitted 44% 41% 45%
Percent admitted who enrolled 41% 15% 13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 13 7%
ACT 168 93%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 410 530
SAT Math 450 620
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 18 26
ACT Math 16 23
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, 28 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1921 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

06/01/1980 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/29/2005 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/29/2005 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

09/01/1986 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

09/01/1935 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

01/01/1964 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1973 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

12/01/1982 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1979 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations30 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 300
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate9%
Number in default58
Number in repayment641

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00242200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Associate's degree Post-master's certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General10---
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology2---
Category total12---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting13---
Business Administration and Management, General39---
Category total52---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10---
Category total10---
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education1---
Curriculum and Instruction-2--
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-6--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-8--
Elementary Education and Teaching50---
Health Teacher Education-15--
Reading Teacher Education-1--
Secondary Education and Teaching-9--
Category total5141--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General9---
Category total9---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family Systems4---
Category total4---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature3---
Category total3---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse14240545
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2012--
Category total16252545
History Colleges
History, General8---
Category total8---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal9---
Category total9---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies50---
Category total50---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General2---
Category total2---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General21---
Category total21---
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other18---
Category total18---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General5---
Physical Sciences0---
Category total5---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General24---
Category total24---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General1---
Social Sciences, General2---
Category total3---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Music, General3---
Visual and Performing Arts, General14---
Category total17---
Grand total46093545