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Mississippi State Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
How diverse is Mississippi State University? College Factual's <nil> diversity report reveals the truth about diversity at Mississippi State. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Mississippi State Student Population

22,986 Total Students
17,089 Undergraduates
1,989 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Mississippi State University?

Mississippi State total enrollment is approximately 22,986 students. 17,089 are undergraduates and 1,989 are graduate students.

Mississippi State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Mississippi State undergraduate population is made up of 50% women, and 50% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Mississippi State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 12,502
Black or African American 2,954
Hispanic 552
Multi-Ethnic 398
Asian 263
International 203
Unknown 105
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 14

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Mississippi State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 58% of full-time grad students are women, and 42% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Mississippi State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,200
International 443
Black or African American 214
Hispanic 65
Asian 33
Multi-Ethnic 22
Unknown 7
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
Medium Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

Mississippi State Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 16,336
Black or African American 3,955
Hispanic 785
International 741
Multi-Ethnic 489
Asian 361
Unknown 164
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 18

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Mississippi State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 3,657
Black or African American 777
Asian 154
Multi-Ethnic 35
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Mississippi State.

Mississippi State Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 11,669 female students and 11,317 male students at Mississippi State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Mississippi State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  93.25 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about Mississippi State faculty.

There are approximately 2,600 female teachers and 2,271 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

40.62% Out of State
0.86% Out of the Country

Mississippi State ranks 450 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

40.62% of Mississippi State students come from out of state, and 0.86% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  79 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 37 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Mississippi 2,133
Alabama 365
Tennessee 328
Georgia 196
Texas 111

International Students at Mississippi State

Students from 81 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, China, and Nepal.

Learn more about international students at Mississippi State.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
56.60% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  72.55 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Mississippi State, 56.60% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 7,052
18-19 5,333
22-24 5,199
25-29 2,065
35 and over 1,272
30-34 898
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*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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