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ACCEPTANCE RATE

53.86%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

96%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

17:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

34

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$9,274

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Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Mississippi State University

51 Main Street, Perkinston, MS

MSU provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Mississippi State, Mississippi and publically funded. As a land grant institution this school is one of the larger public institutions in the state of Mississippi. MSU enrolls nearly 20,000 yearly, making it one of the largest schools in the state.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs MSU offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Students may take either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score between 970 - 1235 on the SAT, or 20 - 27 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. Approximately 60% of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 47% of those accepted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $6,400 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $16,000 annually. The price of on-campus housing is about $5,100 for the year. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

Athletic programs are available at MSU through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)

Students who would like to view more about MSU can check out their website at http://www.msstate.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Mississippi State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Mississippi State University is about 22,000, with undergraduate students making up about 84% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$16,700

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $8,800-$11,000
    • Out-of-State: $24,000-$28,610
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $370-$450 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,000-$1,200 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$10,265
Receiving Student Loans52%$7,297
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Mississippi State University may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Mississippi State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-FBS classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southeastern Conference)
  • Basketball (Southeastern Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southeastern Conference)
  • Football (Southeastern Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • English Language and Literature

  • Visual and Performing Arts

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