Mississippi Valley State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,726
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,064
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
22.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.7%
3,351 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,032
65.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
27.4%
106 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 General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), Social Work (28 degrees), and General Studies (27 degrees).

In 2020, 327 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi Valley State University. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (296 degrees), 29.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $6,726, which is $−15,804 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $6,726, which is $−15,804 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 $11,064.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students attending Mississippi Valley State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,726
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Mississippi Valley State University was $6,726. The cost of tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $−15,804 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$11,064
2020 Value
7.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Mississippi Valley State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,064. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Mississippi Valley State University grew by 7.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,907
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi Valley State University was of $7,907 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.12% between 2019 and 2020. 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%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Mississippi Valley State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 12.7% with respect to 2019, when 79% 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.
22.4%
2018 Default Rate
200
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi Valley State University was 22.4%, which represents 200 out of the 894 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 3,351 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 18.1% annual growth. Out of those 3,351 applicants, 2,772 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,032 students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mississippi Valley State University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.87%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,772
Accepted Out of 3,351

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi Valley State University was 82.7% (2,772 admissions from 3,351 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 65.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 18.1%, while admissions grew by 50.2%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Mississippi Valley State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mississippi Valley State University has a total enrollment of 2,032 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University is 1,334 students and the part-time enrollment is 698. This means that 65.6% 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 95.1% Black or African American, 1.57% Hispanic or Latino, 1.43% White, 0.689% Two or More Races, 0.344% Asian, 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0984% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (55.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (38.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (67%), followed by Black or African American Male (28.2%) and White Female (2.91%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,032 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University is 1,334 and the part-time enrollment is 698. This means that 65.6% of students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 Valley State University was 62%. 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
    1,932
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    32
  3. White
    29

The enrolled student population at Mississippi Valley State University is 95.1% Black or African American, 1.57% Hispanic or Latino, 1.43% White, 0.689% Two or More Races, 0.344% Asian, 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0984% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 93 more women than men received degrees from Mississippi Valley State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mississippi Valley State University is black or african american (296 degrees awarded). There were 29.6 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mississippi Valley State University is General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (28 degrees) and General Studies (27 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), and English (10 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 (391,327 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (212,719 people), Other managers (199,810 people), Postsecondary teachers (183,372 people), and Social workers, all other (152,368 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), English (10 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (12 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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), English (10 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (12 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 (552,148 people), Elementary & secondary schools (475,254 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (420,542 people), Offices of physicians (197,824 people), and Outpatient care centers (158,414 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), English (10 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (12 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. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi Valley State University was General Business Administration & Management with 29 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

117
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
210
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Valley State University, which is 0.557 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (210).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Valley State University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 1.5 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 36 degrees were awarded to women at Mississippi Valley State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.4 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% 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, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mississippi Valley State University is Female and White (57.1% 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.

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, 0.943% of graduates (1 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
    296 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    10 degrees awarded
  3. White
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi Valley State University is black or african american (296 degrees awarded). There were 29.6 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

3.06% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    194 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    102 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mississippi Valley State University is black or african american female (194 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 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 $2.85M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $550k (19.3%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Mississippi Valley State University had a total salary expenditure of $51.2M. Mississippi Valley State University employs 37 Assistant professors, 27 Instructors, and 21 Professors. Most academics at Mississippi Valley State University are Female Assistant professors (24), Female Instructors(14), and Male Instructors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University are: Service, with 72 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 67 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.85M
2020 Endowment
6.02%
growth from 2019

Mississippi Valley State University has an endowment valued at about $2.85M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi Valley State University grew 6.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.8M 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. $6.57M - Federal
  2. $440k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Mississippi Valley State University received $6.57M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $440k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$20.5M
2020 Salaries
2.94%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Mississippi Valley State University paid a median of $20.5M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($51.2M) and a 2.94% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.473% decline from 2018 and a 1.18% 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

$5.73M
Instructional Salaries
105
Number of Employees

In 2020, Mississippi Valley State University paid a total of $5.73M to 105 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

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

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
72 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University were Assistant professor with 37 employees; Instructor with 27 employees; and Instructor with 21 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University were Service with 72 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 67 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Female Instructor with 14 employees, and Male Instructor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mississippi Valley State University.

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