Home to about 18,803 undergraduates in 2020, Mississippi State is a very large, public university located in Mississippi State, Mississippi. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Mississippi State offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Mississippi State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Mississippi State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at Mississippi State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Mississippi State Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", Mississippi State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Mississippi State for Veterans Guide.
For students with young families, Mississippi State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Mississippi State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Mississippi State has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 18,803 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 17,089 (90.9%). Part-time attendance was 1,714 (9.1%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Mississippi State receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Mississippi State #313 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Mississippi State by looking closer at the ethnic, gender, age, and geographic diversity metrics from the Mississippi State Diversity Guide.
Mississippi State has a total of 471 student athletes, 269 men and 202 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Mississippi State University Athletics