Mississippi University for Women

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,514

9.2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,783

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.43%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

98%

708 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,789

80% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

44.3%

77 Graduates

About

Mississippi University for Women is a higher education institution located in Lowndes County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mississippi University for Women were Registered Nursing (399 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees), and Public Health Education & Promotion (45 degrees).

In 2017, 887 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi University for Women. 86.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 13.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (588 degrees), 2.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (284 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $6,514, which is $-14,219 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $6,514, which is $-14,219 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,783.

In 2017, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,514

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mississippi University for Women was $6,514. The cost of tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $-14,219 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$10,783

2017 Value

7.64%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mississippi University for Women had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,783. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mississippi University for Women grew by 7.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,715

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi University for Women was of $6,715 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.17% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Mississippi University for Women received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.14% with respect to 2016, when 88% 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.

8.43%

2016 Default Rate

75

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi University for Women was 8.43%, which represents 75 out of the 890 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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Admissions

Mississippi University for Women received 708 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.6% annual decline. Out of those 708 applicants, 694 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98% acceptance rate.

There were 2,789 students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mississippi University for Women has an overall enrollment yield of 31.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

694

Accepted Out of 708

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi University for Women was 98% (694 admissions from 708 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 98.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -5.6%, while admissions declined by -6.34%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

3

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Mississippi University for Women in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mississippi University for Women has a total enrollment of 2,789 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is 2,230 students and the part-time enrollment is 559. This means that 80% 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 59.6% White, 34.4% Black or African American, 1.65% Asian, 0.789% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.43% Hispanic or Latino, 0.323% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (32.8%) and White Male (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (75.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (12.8%) and White Male (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi University for Women, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,789 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is 2,230 and the part-time enrollment is 559. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

2017 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 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Mississippi University for Women had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,662

  2. Black or African American

    960

  3. Asian

    46

The enrolled student population at Mississippi University for Women is 59.6% White, 34.4% Black or African American, 1.65% Asian, 0.789% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.43% Hispanic or Latino, 0.323% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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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Graduates

In 2017, 647 more women than men received degrees from Mississippi University for Women. The majority of degree recipients at Mississippi University for Women are white (588 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (284 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mississippi University for Women is Registered Nursing (399 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees) and Public Health Education & Promotion (45 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 (556 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees), and English (12 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,100,840 people), Registered nurses (1,373,720 people), Secondary school teachers (377,530 people), Education administrators (318,477 people), and Postsecondary teachers (268,594 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (556 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees), English (12 degrees), Education (61 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (28 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (556 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees), English (12 degrees), Education (61 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees).

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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 University for Women are Elementary & secondary schools (3,224,746 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,621,781 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (560,020 people), Outpatient care centers (279,448 people), and Offices of physicians (235,478 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (556 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees), English (12 degrees), Education (61 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees).

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Degrees

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. 399 degrees awarded

  2. 70 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi University for Women was Registered Nursing with 399 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 120

  2. 767

In 2017, 120 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi University for Women, which is 0.156 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (767).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi University for Women in Registered Nursing, which is 0.11 times less than the 428 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 428 degrees were awarded to women at Mississippi University for Women in Registered Nursing, which is 9.11 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 27% 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, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mississippi University for Women is Male and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

  1. White

    588 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    284 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi University for Women is white (588 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (284 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    496 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    259 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mississippi University for Women is white female (496 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (259 degrees).

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Operations

Mississippi University for Women has an endowment valued at nearly $3.85M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $147k (3.83%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Mississippi University for Women had a total salary expenditure of $54.1M. Mississippi University for Women employs 40 Instructors, 38 Assistant professors, and 35 Professors. Most academics at Mississippi University for Women are Female Instructors (33), Female Assistant professors(28), and Female Professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.85M

2017 Endowment

0.742%

decline from 2016

Mississippi University for Women has an endowment valued at about $3.85M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi University for Women declined 0.742% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.3M lower 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $29.9k - Federal

  2. $6.14M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mississippi University for Women received $29.9k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.14M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21M

2017 Salaries

1.17%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Mississippi University for Women paid a median of $21M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($54.1M) and a 1.17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.51% growth from 2015 and a 5.21% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.47M

Instructional Salaries

140

Number of Employees

In 2017, Mississippi University for Women paid a total of $8.47M to 140 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

40 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

57 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women were Instructor with 40 employees; Assistant professor with 38 employees; and Assistant professor with 35 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Management with 33 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women was Female Instructor with 33 employees, Female Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Female Professor with 19 employees.

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

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