Mississippi University for Women

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,425
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,023
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.13%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
99%
516 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,704
74% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46.8%
104 Graduates

About

Mississippi University for Women is a higher education institution located in Lowndes County, MS. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mississippi University for Women were Registered Nursing (371 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (113 degrees), and Public Health Education & Promotion (38 degrees).

In 2020, 919 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi University for Women. 86.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 13.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (573 degrees), 1.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (298 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $7,425, which is $−15,105 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $7,425, which is $−15,105 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,023.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students attending Mississippi University for Women received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,425
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Mississippi University for Women was $7,425. The cost of tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $−15,105 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,023
2020 Value
11.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Mississippi University for Women had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,023. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Mississippi University for Women grew by 11.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,774
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi University for Women was of $7,774 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 2.13% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Mississippi University for Women received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.81% with respect to 2019, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.13%
2018 Default Rate
47
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi University for Women was 5.13%, which represents 47 out of the 916 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Mississippi University for Women received 516 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.55% annual decline. Out of those 516 applicants, 511 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99% acceptance rate.

There were 2,704 students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women in 2020, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mississippi University for Women has an overall enrollment yield of 37.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
511
Accepted Out of 516

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi University for Women was 99% (511 admissions from 516 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 96.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.55%, while admissions declined by −1.16%.

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage
4
Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Mississippi University for Women in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Mississippi University for Women has a total enrollment of 2,704 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is 2,000 students and the part-time enrollment is 704. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mississippi University for Women, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.4% White, 37.3% Black or African American, 2.4% Asian, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.296% Hispanic or Latino, 0.037% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.037% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (34.6%) and White Male (12.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (61.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (24.2%) and White Male (7.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi University for Women, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,704 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is 2,000 and the part-time enrollment is 704. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2020 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 University for Women was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Mississippi University for Women had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,553
  2. Black or African American
    1,008
  3. Asian
    65

The enrolled student population at Mississippi University for Women is 57.4% White, 37.3% Black or African American, 2.4% Asian, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.296% Hispanic or Latino, 0.037% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.037% Two or More Races. 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 675 more women than men received degrees from Mississippi University for Women. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mississippi University for Women is white (573 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (298 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mississippi University for Women is Registered Nursing (371 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (113 degrees) and Public Health Education & Promotion (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mississippi University for Women, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (547 degrees awarded), English (28 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Registered nurses (1,320,050 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (187,363 people), Medical & health services managers (156,105 people), Postsecondary teachers (136,147 people), and Pharmacists (134,924 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (547 degrees awarded), English (28 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Legal (16 degrees).

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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 University for Women are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (547 degrees awarded), English (28 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Legal (16 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,508,885 people), Elementary & secondary schools (483,602 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (293,486 people), Outpatient care centers (244,992 people), and Offices of physicians (203,536 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (547 degrees awarded), English (28 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Legal (16 degrees).

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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 University for Women.
Most Common
  1. 371 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 113 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 38 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi University for Women was Registered Nursing with 371 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

122
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
797
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi University for Women, which is 0.153 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (797).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi University for Women in Registered Nursing, which is 0.103 times less than the 379 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 379 degrees were awarded to women at Mississippi University for Women in Registered Nursing, which is 9.72 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% of students graduating from Mississippi University for Women completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 (53.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mississippi University for Women is Female and White (53.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    573 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    298 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi University for Women is white (573 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (298 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    491 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    272 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mississippi University for Women is white female (491 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (272 degrees).

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Mississippi University for Women has an endowment valued at nearly $54.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $273k (0.501%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Mississippi University for Women had a total salary expenditure of $53.4M. Mississippi University for Women employs 41 Professors, 41 Assistant professors, and 40 Instructors. Most academics at Mississippi University for Women are Female Instructors (32), Female Assistant professors(29), and Female Professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women are: Office and Administrative Support, with 67 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees.

Endowment

$54.6M
2020 Endowment
1.16%
decline from 2019

Mississippi University for Women has an endowment valued at about $54.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi University for Women declined 1.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Mississippi University for Women (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $417k - Federal
  2. $6.23M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Mississippi University for Women received $417k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.23M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.4M
2020 Salaries
3.22%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Mississippi University for Women paid a median of $21.4M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($53.4M) and a 3.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.358% decline from 2018 and a 1.12% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.45M
Instructional Salaries
143
Number of Employees

In 2020, Mississippi University for Women paid a total of $8.45M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women were Professor with 41 employees; Assistant professor with 41 employees; and Assistant professor with 40 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women were Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees; Management with 30 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women was Female Instructor with 32 employees, Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Female Professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mississippi University for Women.

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