College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Mississippi State is ranked #186 out of 2,238 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Mississippi State held the #225 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Out of the 26 colleges in Mississippi, Mississippi State is ranked at #1.
The acceptance rate at Mississippi State University is 76%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Mississippi State is a good fit for you.
About 9% of students accepted to Mississippi State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 640. Math scores were between 510 and 640.
With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Mississippi State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Mississippi State University is 85%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
Mississippi State University has a freshmen retention rate of 81%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.
When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State have a four-year graduation rate of 35%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 18,803 undergraduates at Mississippi State with 17,089 being full-time and 1,714 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Mississippi State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Mississippi State, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,115 a year. That adds up to $28,460 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Mississippi State is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Contact details for Mississippi State are given below.
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Business Administration & Management||326||$35,222|
|Health & Physical Education||291||$27,480|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||240||$26,291|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||226||$34,126|
|Communication & Media Studies||163||$30,675|
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2020-2021, 9,823 students took at least one online class at Mississippi State University. This is a decrease from the 20,306 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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