Established in 1878, the Mississippi State University is a non-profit public 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-sized (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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 145-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this US higher education organization a moderately 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.
|Name||Mississippi State University|
|Motto||Learning, Service, Research
|Colours||Maroon and white|
|Mascot||Bully the Bulldog|
|Location Map and Satellite View|
|+1 (662) 325 2323|
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The following Mississippi State University's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Mississippi State University's academic range and degree level offering.
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uniRank publishes below some basic Mississippi State University's admission information.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has Mississippi State University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.
Mississippi State University's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.
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
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.Mississippi State University has more than 600 international students.
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Mississippi State University.
Mississippi State University has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).
Mississippi State University is a public higher education institution.
Mississippi State University is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Rural setting.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
This institution is a land-grant university and has a special focus on promoting education and research in agriculture, engineering and other related fields. Land-grant universities are also well known to have a high commitment to public service and outreach.
Mississippi State University does not have any religious affiliation.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States... learn more
The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.
uniRank provides below the official Mississippi State University's Carnegie classification.
|Basic Classification||Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity|
|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||Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school|
uniRank provides below an overview of Mississippi State University's main facilities:
Mississippi State University's library has 6 branches. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 1,973,248 physical volumes, 143,936 physical media, 16,864 digital/electronic media and 532 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 156 full-time employees, including 28 librarians. Mississippi State University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.
In particular, the Mississippi State University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,333 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.
This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
uniRank provides below an overview of Mississippi State University's main services:
This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.
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Mississippi State University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Year of first Recognition or Accreditation
uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Mississippi State University 's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.
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uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Mississippi State University 's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.
Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following... learn more
Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.
uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Mississippi State University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.
This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.
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