Mississippi University for Women

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,766
1.44% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,691
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.33%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
99.1%
450 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,339
71.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
37.4%
104 Graduates

About

Mississippi University for Women is a higher education institution located in Lowndes County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Mississippi University for Women were Registered Nursing (379 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (111 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (36 degrees).

In 2022, 928 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi University for Women. 85.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 14.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (547 degrees), 1.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (346 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $7,766, which is $−16,230 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $7,766, which is $−16,230 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,691.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Mississippi University for Women received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,766
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mississippi University for Women was $7,766. The cost of tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $−16,230 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,691
2022 Value
3.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mississippi University for Women had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,691. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mississippi University for Women grew by 3.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,904
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi University for Women was of $7,904 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.67% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Mississippi University for Women received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.15% with respect to 2021, when 93% 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.
2.33%
2019 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi University for Women was 2.33%, which represents 20 out of the 859 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Mississippi University for Women received 450 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.64% annual growth. Out of those 450 applicants, 446 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,339 students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women in 2022. 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mississippi University for Women has an overall enrollment yield of 28%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
446
Accepted Out of 450

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi University for Women was 99.1% (446 admissions from 450 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 99.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.64%, while admissions grew by 6.44%..

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage (2022)
3
Scores Submitted (2022)

2% of enrolled first-time students at Mississippi University for Women in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mississippi University for Women had a total enrollment of 2,339 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is 1,667 students and the part-time enrollment is 672. This means that 71.3% 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 59.2% White, 35.1% Black or African American, 2.65% Asian, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.898% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.0855% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (35.1%) and White Male (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (73.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (14.4%) and White Male (6.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi University for Women in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,339 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is 1,667 and the part-time enrollment is 672. This means that 71.3% of students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2022 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Mississippi University for Women had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,385 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    821 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    62 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mississippi University for Women is 59.2% White, 35.1% Black or African American, 2.65% Asian, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.898% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.0855% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 658 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 (547 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (346 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mississippi University for Women is Registered Nursing (379 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (111 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (36 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (558 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and English (19 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 (1,434,096 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (261,094 people), Other managers (195,802 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (180,949 people), and Medical & health services managers (171,137 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women in 2022 are Health (558 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), English (19 degrees), Human Sciences (14 degrees), and History (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (558 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), English (19 degrees), Human Sciences (14 degrees), and History (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,618,783 people), Elementary & secondary schools (710,353 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (383,247 people), Outpatient care centers (303,207 people), and Offices of physicians (239,149 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (558 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), English (19 degrees), Human Sciences (14 degrees), and History (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 379 degrees awarded
  2. 111 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi University for Women was Registered Nursing with 379 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

135
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
793
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 135 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi University for Women, which is 0.17 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (793).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi University for Women in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.494 times less than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 373 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi University for Women in Registered Nursing, which is 9.1 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 36% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mississippi University for Women is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    547 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    346 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi University for Women is white (547 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (346 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    453 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    317 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mississippi University for Women is white female (453 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (317 degrees).

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Operations

Mississippi University for Women employs 46 Professors, 40 Instructors and 32 Assistant professors. Most academics at Mississippi University for Women are Female Instructor (31), Female Professor (29), and Female Assistant professor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women are: Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, Service, with 36 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$21.7M
2022 Salaries
3.76%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Mississippi University for Women paid a median of $21.7M in salaries, a 3.76% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.65M
Instructional Salaries
138
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mississippi University for Women paid a total of $8.65M to 138 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
46 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
62 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women were Professor with 46 employees, Instructor with 40 employees, and Assistant professor with 32 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women were Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees, Service with 36 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women was Female Instructor with 31 employees, Female Professor with 29 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 19 employees.

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

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