Mississippi Valley State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,402

5.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,419

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

23.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

86.3%

2,310 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,385

75.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

30%

90 Graduates

About

Mississippi Valley State University is a higher education institution located in Leflore County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mississippi Valley State University were Social Work (64 degrees awarded), Kindergarten & Preschool Education (37 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (33 degrees).

In 2017, 413 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi Valley State University. 73.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (386 degrees), 21.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $6,402, which is $-14,331 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $6,402, which is $-14,331 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 $13,419.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 80% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,402

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mississippi Valley State University was $6,402. The cost of tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $-14,331 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,419

2017 Value

15.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mississippi Valley State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,419. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mississippi Valley State University grew by 15.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,753

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi Valley State University was of $7,753 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0387% 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

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Mississippi Valley State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6.02% with respect to 2016, when 83% 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.

23.3%

2016 Default Rate

201

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi Valley State University was 23.3%, which represents 201 out of the 861 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 Valley State University received 2,310 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.3% annual decline. Out of those 2,310 applicants, 1,993 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,385 students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mississippi Valley State University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,993

Accepted Out of 2,310

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi Valley State University was 86.3% (1,993 admissions from 2,310 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -11.3%, while admissions declined by -9.41%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Mississippi Valley State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mississippi Valley State University has a total enrollment of 2,385 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University is 1,797 students and the part-time enrollment is 588. This means that 75.3% of students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mississippi Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.1% Black or African American, 2.1% White, 1.22% Hispanic or Latino, 0.629% Asian, 0.587% Two or More Races, 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0419% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (51.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (37%) and White Female (1.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (72.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.2%) and Asian Male (2.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,385 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University is 1,797 and the part-time enrollment is 588. This means that 75.3% of students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

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 Valley State University was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Mississippi Valley State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    2,172

  2. White

    50

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    29

The enrolled student population at Mississippi Valley State University is 91.1% Black or African American, 2.1% White, 1.22% Hispanic or Latino, 0.629% Asian, 0.587% Two or More Races, 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0419% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 191 more women than men received degrees from Mississippi Valley State University. The majority of degree recipients at Mississippi Valley State University are black or african american (386 degrees awarded). There were 21.4 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mississippi Valley State University is Social Work (64 degrees awarded), followed by Kindergarten & Preschool Education (37 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mississippi Valley State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), and Math & Statistics (11 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 Valley State University are Physicians (397,655 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (201,074 people), Social workers, all other (190,517 people), Other managers (188,548 people), and Postsecondary teachers (166,846 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), Protective Services (37 degrees), and Biology (31 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 Valley State University are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), Protective Services (37 degrees), and Biology (31 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 Valley State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (563,441 people), Elementary & secondary schools (412,006 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (382,081 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (352,739 people), and Offices of physicians (196,504 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), Protective Services (37 degrees), and Biology (31 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 Valley State University.

Most Common

  1. 64 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi Valley State University was Social Work with 64 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 111

  2. 302

In 2017, 111 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Valley State University, which is 0.368 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (302).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Valley State University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 1.75 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 58 degrees were awarded to women at Mississippi Valley State University in Social Work, which is 9.67 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

22%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% of students graduating from Mississippi Valley State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (38.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mississippi Valley State University is Female and Black or African American (38.9% 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, 5.56% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    386 degrees awarded

  2. White

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi Valley State University is black or african american (386 degrees awarded). There were 21.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (18 degrees).

1.21% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    284 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    102 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mississippi Valley State University is black or african american female (284 degrees awarded). There were 2.78 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (102 degrees).

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Operations

Mississippi Valley State University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.95M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $403k (20.7%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Mississippi Valley State University had a total salary expenditure of $54.4M. Mississippi Valley State University employs 41 Assistant professors, 29 Instructors, and 28 Associate professors. Most academics at Mississippi Valley State University are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Associate professors(17), and Male Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University are: Service, with 73 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 65 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 64 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.95M

2017 Endowment

14.8%

growth from 2016

Mississippi Valley State University has an endowment valued at about $1.95M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi Valley State University grew 14.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.2M 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. $6.7M - Federal

  2. $10.3k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mississippi Valley State University received $6.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.3k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.4M

2017 Salaries

2.7%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Mississippi Valley State University paid a median of $21.4M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($54.4M) and a 2.7% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.02% growth from 2015 and a 0.0756% 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

$6.02M

Instructional Salaries

114

Number of Employees

In 2017, Mississippi Valley State University paid a total of $6.02M to 114 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

41 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

73 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University were Assistant professor with 41 employees; Instructor with 29 employees; and Instructor with 28 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University were Service with 73 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 64 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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