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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi

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Student Population
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Location Mississippi State, Mississippi
Online msstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Mississippi State, Mississippi, Mississippi State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 18,340 prospective students applied, and 9,878 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,500 enrolled in the school.  18,709 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,265 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $8,800 plus fees of $110. Mississippi State is ranked 372 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Mississippi State is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1070/1280
ACT 22/30
GPA 3.32
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Mississippi Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Mississippi State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $10,436
Budget for Other Expenses$5,358
Total One Year Cost$25,904
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Mississippi State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $10,436
Budget for Other Expenses$5,358
Total One Year Cost$40,944

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mississippi State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Education 17%
Engineering 12%
General Studies 6%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176080 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi State University.

Current students may use the Mississippi State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.