Mississippi College

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,900
3.85% growth from 2020
2021 Average Net Price
$18,667
After Financial Aid
2019 Student Loan
1.06%
Default Rate
2021 Acceptance Rate
49%
4,678 Applicants
2021 Enrolled Students
8,500
76.8% Full-Time
2021 Graduation Rate
62.7%
744 Graduates

About

Mississippi College is a higher education institution located in Hinds County, MS. In 2021, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Mississippi College were Registered Nursing (127 degrees awarded), Accounting (46 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (45 degrees).

In 2021, 1,455 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi College. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (923 degrees), 2.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi College is $18,900, which is $−4,284 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

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In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi College is $18,900, which is $−4,284 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,667.

In 2021, 92% of undergraduate students attending Mississippi College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$18,900
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at Mississippi College was $18,900. The cost of tuition at Mississippi College is $−4,284 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

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Average Net Price

$18,667
2021 Value
0.707%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 Mississippi College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,667. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of Mississippi College grew by 0.707%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,269
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi College was of $11,269 in 2021. The cost of room and board increased by 4.12% between 2020 and 2021.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Mississippi College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a decline of 1.08% with respect to 2020, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.06%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi College was 1.06%, which represents 15 out of the 1416 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Mississippi College received 4,678 undergraduate applications in 2021, which represents a 8.6% annual growth. Out of those 4,678 applicants, 2,292 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49% acceptance rate.

There were 8,500 students enrolled at Mississippi College in 2021. 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mississippi College has an overall enrollment yield of 38%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49%
Acceptance Rate in 2021
2,292
Accepted Out of 4,678

In 2021, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi College was 49% (2,292 admissions from 4,678 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2020, which was 28.8%. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of applicants grew by 8.6%, while admissions grew by 55.7%..

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage (2020)
88
Scores Submitted (2020)

10% of enrolled first-time students at Mississippi College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Mississippi College had a total enrollment of 8,500 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi College is 6,528 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,972. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at Mississippi College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mississippi College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 22.7% Black or African American, 3.18% Hispanic or Latino, 2.68% Asian, 1.55% Two or More Races, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0471% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mississippi College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.1%), followed by White Male (26.6%) and Black or African American Female (9.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Black or African American Female (18.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi College in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,500 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi College is 6,528 and the part-time enrollment is 1,972. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at Mississippi College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.3% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2021 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Mississippi College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Mississippi College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    5,434 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,928 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    270 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mississippi College is 63.9% White, 22.7% Black or African American, 3.18% Hispanic or Latino, 2.68% Asian, 1.55% Two or More Races, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0471% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 242 students (2.85%) did not report their race.

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In 2021, 489 more women than men received degrees from Mississippi College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mississippi College is white (923 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mississippi College is Registered Nursing (127 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (46 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (45 degrees).

In 2021,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mississippi College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (103 degrees awarded), Biology (209 degrees), and Education (350 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,662,170 people), Secondary school teachers (449,947 people), Physicians (402,339 people), Education administrators (270,564 people), and Postsecondary teachers (215,622 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi College in 2021 are Legal (103 degrees awarded), Biology (209 degrees), Education (350 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aerospace engineers, Computer and information research scientists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Legal (103 degrees awarded), Biology (209 degrees), Education (350 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,804,770 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (575,397 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (481,508 people), Offices of physicians (211,528 people), and Outpatient care centers (145,915 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Legal (103 degrees awarded), Biology (209 degrees), Education (350 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mississippi College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 127 degree-majors awarded
  2. 46 degree-majors awarded
  3. 45 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi College was Registered Nursing with 127 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

483
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
972
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 483 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi College, which is 0.497 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (972).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi College in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 0.763 times less than the 93 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi College in Registered Nursing, which is 6.06 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2021, 45% of students graduating from Mississippi College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (74.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Mississippi College is Female and White (74.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.9%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.269% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    923 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    333 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi College is white (923 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

1.58% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. White Female
    608 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    315 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    240 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mississippi College is white female (608 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (315 degrees).

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Mississippi College has an endowment valued at nearly $109M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 48.5M (44.3%) compared to the 13.1% average return (6.61M on 50.4M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2021, Mississippi College had a total salary expenditure of 78.8M. Mississippi College employs 120 Professors, 110 Assistant professors and 104 Associate professors. Most academics at Mississippi College are Male Professor (84), Female Assistant professor (64), and Male Associate professor (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 132 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 114 employees, and Management with 90 employees.

Endowment

$109M
2021 Endowment
22.8%
growth from 2020

Mississippi College has an endowment valued at about $109M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi College grew 22.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $59M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.4M
2021 Salaries
3.99%
decline from 2020

In 2021, Mississippi College paid a median of $32.4M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($78.8M) and a 3.99% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 35.1M (41.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.7M
Instructional Salaries
402
Number of Employees

In 2021, Mississippi College paid a total of $29.7M to 402 employees working as instructors, which represents 46% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $21.9M (62.5%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
120 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
132 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi College were Professor with 120 employees, Assistant professor with 110 employees, and Associate professor with 104 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi College were Office and Administrative Support with 132 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 114 employees, and Management with 90 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi College was Male Professor with 84 employees, Female Assistant professor with 64 employees, and Male Associate professor with 58 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mississippi College.

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