Mississippi State University: Narrative Description

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Mississippi State, MS 39762
Tel: (662)325-2323; Admissions: (662)325-2224; Fax: (662)325-3299; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.msstate.edu/

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Part of Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1878. Setting: 4,200-acre small town campus. Endowment: $154.4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $135.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4761 per student. Total enrollment: 16,173. Faculty: 979 (849 full-time, 130 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 4,646 applied, 75% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 66% from top half. 22 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 11,203 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 1,636 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 42 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 16% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 81% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Meridian Campus,. Vicksburg Graduate Center, Stennis Center (Hancock County). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3874 full-time, $161.50 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8780 full-time, $366 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to degree level and program. Part-time tuition varies according to degree level and program. College room and board: $5265. College room only: $2230. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 283 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 17% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Residence Hall Association, Fashion Board, Campus Activities Board. Major annual events: Bulldog Bash, Homecoming, athletic events. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, bicycle patrols, crime prevention program, RAD program, general law enforcement services. 4,000 college housing spaces available; 3,220 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Mitchell Memorial Library plus 2 others with 2 million books, 2.9 million microform titles, 17,722 serials, 18,679 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $7.3 million. 2,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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