Mississippi University for Women

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,425
8.55% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,725
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.23%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
96.6%
535 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,811
77.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
46.7%
85 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 (360 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (107 degrees), and Public Health Education & Promotion (47 degrees).

In 2019, 923 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi University for Women. 86% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 14% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (599 degrees), 2.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (283 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $7,425, which is $-14,601 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $7,425, which is $-14,601 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,725.

In 2019, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,425
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Mississippi University for Women was $7,425. The cost of tuition at Mississippi University for Women is $-14,601 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$11,725
2019 Value
5.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Mississippi University for Women had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,725. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Mississippi University for Women grew by 5.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,612
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi University for Women was of $7,612 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 4.76% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Mississippi University for Women received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.37% with respect to 2018, when 89% 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.
9.23%
2017 Default Rate
75
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi University for Women was 9.23%, which represents 75 out of the 813 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 535 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.55% annual decline. Out of those 535 applicants, 517 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,811 students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women in 2019, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mississippi University for Women has an overall enrollment yield of 33.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
517
Accepted Out of 535

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi University for Women was 96.6% (517 admissions from 535 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 97.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -8.55%, while admissions declined by -9.62%.

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage
3
Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Mississippi University for Women in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mississippi University for Women has a total enrollment of 2,811 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is 2,171 students and the part-time enrollment is 640. This means that 77.2% 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 57.9% White, 36.8% Black or African American, 1.92% Asian, 1.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.462% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0356% 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 most commonly White Female (43.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (35.2%) and White Male (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (71%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.2%) and White Male (6.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi University for Women, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,811 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is 2,171 and the part-time enrollment is 640. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    1,627
  2. Black or African American
    1,034
  3. Asian
    54

The enrolled student population at Mississippi University for Women is 57.9% White, 36.8% Black or African American, 1.92% Asian, 1.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.462% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0356% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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 2019, 665 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 (599 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (283 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mississippi University for Women is Registered Nursing (360 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (107 degrees) and Public Health Education & Promotion (47 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 (559 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), and English (23 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,404,597 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (195,197 people), Other managers (184,730 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (181,462 people), and Postsecondary teachers (159,208 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (559 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), English (23 degrees), Legal (21 degrees), and History (8 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (559 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), English (23 degrees), Legal (21 degrees), and History (8 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 (1,550,645 people), Elementary & secondary schools (591,891 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (356,999 people), Outpatient care centers (271,192 people), and Offices of physicians (247,679 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi University for Women are Health (559 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), English (23 degrees), Legal (21 degrees), and History (8 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. 360 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 47 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi University for Women was Registered Nursing with 360 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

129
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
794
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 129 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi University for Women, which is 0.162 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (794).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi University for Women in Registered Nursing, which is 0.116 times less than the 372 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 372 degrees were awarded to women at Mississippi University for Women in Registered Nursing, which is 8.65 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 25% 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, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mississippi University for Women is Female and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    599 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    283 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi University for Women is white (599 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (283 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
    511 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    253 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mississippi University for Women is white female (511 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (253 degrees).

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Operations

Mississippi University for Women has an endowment valued at nearly $55.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $498k (0.902%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Mississippi University for Women had a total salary expenditure of $51.7M. Mississippi University for Women employs 42 Professors, 38 Instructors, and 34 Assistant professors. Most academics at Mississippi University for Women are Female Instructors (30), Female Professors(27), and Female Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women are: Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, Management, with 31 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$55.2M
2019 Endowment
4.69%
growth from 2018

Mississippi University for Women has an endowment valued at about $55.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi University for Women grew 4.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.7M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $223k - Federal
  2. $5.65M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Mississippi University for Women received $223k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.65M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$20.7M
2019 Salaries
0.358%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Mississippi University for Women paid a median of $20.7M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($51.7M) and a 0.358% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.12% decline from 2017 and a 1.17% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.37M
Instructional Salaries
140
Number of Employees

In 2019, Mississippi University for Women paid a total of $8.37M to 140 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women were Professor with 42 employees; Instructor with 38 employees; and Instructor with 34 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women were Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees; Management with 31 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi University for Women was Female Instructor with 30 employees, Female Professor with 27 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 22 employees.

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

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