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University of Mississippi Data & Information Overview

422 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
90% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Mississippi Ranked?

#361 Best Colleges in Nation
#2 Best Colleges in MS
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Mississippi was awarded 422 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

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Overall Quality

Ole Miss landed the #361 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Ole Miss held the #396 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Ole Miss also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Mississippi ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Ole Miss?

90% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of Mississippi has an acceptance rate of 90%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Ole Miss.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to Ole Miss submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 515 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 605.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 515 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 510 to 605 )
Ole Miss received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 21 to 29 )

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University of Mississippi Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
85% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Mississippi is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Mississippi is 85%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  85 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Mississippi

88% Freshmen Retention
46% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Mississippi has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. 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.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Ole Miss the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 46%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Mississippi.

University of Mississippi Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,839 Full-Time Undergraduates
21.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,179 undergraduates at Ole Miss with 14,839 being full-time and 1,340 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Mississippi Cost?

$12,161 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
$37,652 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Ole Miss is $12,161. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ole Miss

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,764 $9,489 $15,351 $18,184 $19,846

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 Ole Miss, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Ole Miss, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $9,413 a year. That adds up to $37,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ole Miss is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Ole Miss Graduates Make?

$48,255 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Ole Miss make around $48,255 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Ole Miss graduates since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Mississippi

Mississippi State
14,839 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
University of Mississippi is a public institution located in University, Mississippi. University is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for Ole Miss are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Oxford, Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: 662-915-7211

University of Mississippi Majors

95 Majors With Completions
4,468 Undergraduate Degrees
1,599 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 95 majors graduated from University of Mississippi. Of these students, 4,468 received undergraduate degrees and 1,599 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 368 $38,748
Accounting 335 $50,415
Nursing 292 $56,141
Finance & Financial Management 225 $48,765
General Psychology 199 $22,599
Marketing 198 $37,982
Health & Physical Education 182 $24,639
Interdisciplinary Studies 167 NA
General Biology 160 $22,078
Criminal Justice & Corrections 154 $28,413

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Mississippi along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ole Miss

55% Take At Least One Class Online
8% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 11,702 students took at least one online class at University of Mississippi. This is an increase from the 10,688 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 11,702 1,746
2019-2020 10,688 1,164
2018-2019 8,245 787
2017-2018 7,464 991
2016-2017 6,972 811

Learn more about online learning at University of Mississippi.

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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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