Mississippi State University Review

Mississippi State University is located south of Tupelo in the town of Starkville and has a second campus in Meridian. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide variety of areas, including accounting, education psychology, art, aerospace engineering, horticulture and poultry science.

Mississippi State University Overview

A 4-year public school, Mississippi State University is a land-grant college that was established in 1878. Degrees offered include bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. Mississippi State has been named to Forbes Magazine's top 20 list of Best College Buys.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of all the academic divisions at the school. Mississippi State University achieved Doctoral/Extensive designation from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as well as national recognition for its art program. In addition to its on-campus programs, Mississippi State University also offers distance learning programs.

The school has almost 18,000 students, and about 14,000 of them are undergraduates. The majority of undergraduates study full time, and the student body is split evenly between males and females. Three quarter of students are state residents.

Admissions and Overview

Mississippi State University requires each applicant to fill out an online application. The school accepts more than 50% of its applicants; of those admitted, about three-quarters of them actually enroll in classes.

Students with inadequate academic performance may be admitted with the requirement that they partake in academic support activities. Mississippi State University participates in two-plus-two programs, welcoming students from select 2-year community colleges to complete the two or so additional years of schooling required to earn bachelor's degrees. About 89% of Mississippi State University students receive financial aid. Competitive, academic and leadership or service scholarships are available through the school.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

With a main library and four branches, the library system at Mississippi State University holds more than two million volumes, plus almost 60,000 serials and journals. The library also has special collections and manuscript holdings. Private study rooms, electronic classrooms and an auditorium are also available at the library.

Mississippi State University is home to diverse centers and research institutes like the Institute for Clean Energy Technology, the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, the T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, the Small Business Development Center, the Cobb Institute of Archaeology and the Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute.


  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Forest Resources
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Architecture, Art and Design
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Contact Information

  • Address: Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762
  • Phone number: (662) 325-2323