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Located in Mississippi State, Mississippi, Mississippi State University is a public institution. Mississippi State is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

$30,040 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
76% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Mississippi State University?


Contact details for Mississippi State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Lee Boulevard, Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: 662-325-2323

How Do I Get Into Mississippi State?

You can apply to Mississippi State online at:

Admission Requirements for Mississippi State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mississippi State?

76% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores
Mississippi State has an acceptance rate of 76%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to Mississippi State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 640. Math scores were between 510 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mississippi State University  ( 520 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Mississippi State University  ( 510 to 640 )
Mississippi State received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 31. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Mississippi State University  ( 21 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for Mississippi State University  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Mississippi State University  ( 21 to 30 )

Can I Afford Mississippi State University?

$30,040 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mississippi State is $30,040. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 Mississippi State, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,115 a year. That adds up to $28,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mississippi State is 2.0%. 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.

Mississippi State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,794 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,584 undergraduate students at Mississippi State, with 16,794 being full-time and 1,790 being part-time.


There are also 4,502 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,794 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi State, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mississippi State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 267
Black or African American 2,758
Hispanic or Latino 589
White 12,386
International Students 196
Other Races/Ethnicities 598

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Mississippi State University. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 81 countries are represented at Mississippi State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Mississippi State University

3,808 Took All Classes Online
9,823 Took At Least One Class Online
39.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 9,823 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mississippi State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 13th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Mississippi State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mississippi State University was 39.7%. This is the #544 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mississippi State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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