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Mississippi State - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


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Mississippi State Description:

Since its doors first opened in 1880, Mississippi State University has become the largest university in Mississippi. The university's campus and grounds cover over 4,000 acres in the Starkville region of the state. High achieving students should check out the recently endowed Shackouls Honors College. The university gets high marks for the number of engineering degrees it awards, and for its low cost. In athletics, the Mississippi State Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC). The university made my list of the top Mississippi colleges.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 20,365 (16,390 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Scholarships for Mississippi State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,265 (in-state); $15,828 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,486
  • Other Expenses: $4,925
  • Total Cost: $20,902 (in-state); $30,466 (out-of-state)

Mississippi State Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,940
    • Loans: $6,100

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Education, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 30%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Mississippi State Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.msstate.edu/web/mission.html

"The mission of Mississippi State University is to educate the workforce and leaders of the future, produce robust research for our state and nation, and provide expert services to our citizens, communities and businesses."

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