Mississippi State University

country rank  144
world rank  347

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University Overview

Established in 1878, Mississippi State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Mississippi State (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Mississippi. This institution also has a branch campus in Meridian. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Mississippi State University (MSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Mississippi State University (MSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 142 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. MSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym MSU
Founded 1878
Motto Learning, Service, Research
Colours Maroon and white

University Location

Address Lee Boulevard
Mississippi State
39762 Mississippi
United States
Tel +1 (662) 325 2323
Fax +1
Other locations Meridian

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Box 6334
Mississippi State 39762
(662) 325 2224

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Mississippi State University's Library
Mississippi State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,899,012 physical volumes, 112,593 physical media, 16,095 digital/electronic medium and 149 licensed digital/electronic databases. Mississippi State University's library has 6 branches.
Housing Yes
Mississippi State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,181 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1926


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics (AAVLD)
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB International)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Accreditation and Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)
  • Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB)
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • International Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST)
  • The Wildlife Society (TWS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (MIHL)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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