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Mississippi State Housing Costs

$6,612 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$4,200 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,200 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$5,410 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

What are the Mississippi State University Living Expenses?

Realizing all the expenses related to attending college can allow you to make the right college choice. These extra costs of housing, food, and supplies may add up quickly!

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Mississippi State Room and Board Expenses Housing and dining plans are priced out separately at Mississippi State. The average student spent $6,612 for housing and $4,200 for dining in 2021.

The next table outlines average expected expenses at Mississippi State University for both on-campus and off-campus housing, meal plans and additional charges.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$10,630$10,630
— Housing      $6,612
— Meals      $4,200
Other Living Expenses$5,410$5,410
Books and Supplies$1,200$1,200

What's Room & Board Going to Cost Over 4 Years? The Forecasted Sum Comes to $72,389

For the past five years, Mississippi State room and board have changed 2.7% per year on average, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If existing tendencies in room, board, and other expenses carry on, we predict incoming first years in 2022 to pay about $17,574 in their first year of college. Those young people will likely wind up having to pay roughly $17,917 in their 2nd year, and $18,629 in their 4th year.

Total room and board costs over four years would be around $72,389; for two years it will be about $35,491.


* estimated

How to Finance Your Mississippi State Education?

More on Your Campus Home

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Mississippi State does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity5,333

Room & Board Costs Higher Than Average

With room, board, books, supplies, and additional expenses costing students living on campus $17,240, Mississippi State University is above the U.S. average of $15,282.


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