Mississippi State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Mississippi State University is a large four-year, public school with 20,875 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1878 and is the only school located in Starkville, Mississippi.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
100
Good
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are offered at Mississippi State University.

Mississippi State University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 100 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Education, Business, Management, and Occupational Therapy. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
82%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Mississippi State University is high at 82% (well above Mississippi average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
19 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Mississippi State University is average: 64%.

Student to faculty ratio at Mississippi State University is reasonably decent -- 19:1. Read more information regarding instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$20,200
High
Average tuition charges are high - around $20,200 per academic year.

Read the details about Mississippi State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
65%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 12,446 applications were submitted and 8,120 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to become a student at this school.

This college will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score info at Mississippi State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,500
Medium
Mississippi State University offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Mississippi State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Mississippi State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 4,500 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable -- about $5,500 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Mississippi State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Mississippi State University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Mississippi State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Mississippi State University, Lee Boulevard, Starkville, Mississippi 39762, USA
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