Mississippi Valley State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,096

3.04% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,591

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

19%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

84.5%

2,605 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,455

77.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

31.2%

119 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 Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (41 degrees awarded), Social Work (37 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (36 degrees).

In 2016, 413 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi Valley State University. 63.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (388 degrees), 25.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $6,096, which is $-14,064 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $6,096, which is $-14,064 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,591.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 82% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,096

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Mississippi Valley State University was $6,096. The cost of tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $-14,064 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$11,591

2016 Value

147%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Mississippi Valley State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,591. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Mississippi Valley State University grew by 147%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,756

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi Valley State University was of $7,756 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 8.22% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 42.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Mississippi Valley State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.35% with respect to 2015, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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19%

2015 Default Rate

179

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi Valley State University was 19%, which represents 179 out of the 943 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Mississippi Valley State University received 2,605 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.8% annual growth. Out of those 2,605 applicants, 2,200 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,455 students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mississippi Valley State University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,200

Accepted Out of 2,605

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi Valley State University was 84.5% (2,200 admissions from 2,605 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 75.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.8%, while admissions grew by 25.9%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Mississippi Valley State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mississippi Valley State University has a total enrollment of 2,455 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University is 1,896 students and the part-time enrollment is 559. This means that 77.2% 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 91.9% Black or African American, 2.77% White, 0.896% Hispanic or Latino, 0.448% Two or More Races, 0.367% Asian, 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0407% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (52.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (37.6%) and White Male (1.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (74.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.1%) and Asian Male (1.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,455 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University is 1,896 and the part-time enrollment is 559. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2016 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 60%. 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

    2,256

  2. White

    68

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    22

The enrolled student population at Mississippi Valley State University is 91.9% Black or African American, 2.77% White, 0.896% Hispanic or Latino, 0.448% Two or More Races, 0.367% Asian, 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0407% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 84 students (3.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 113 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 (388 degrees awarded). There were 25.9 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mississippi Valley State University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (41 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (37 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (36 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 (83 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and Protective Services (54 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 & surgeons (406,547 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (252,554 people), Miscellaneous managers (247,593 people), Social workers (230,837 people), and Postsecondary teachers (194,750 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (83 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Protective Services (54 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and English (11 degrees).

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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 Valley State University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (83 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Protective Services (54 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and English (11 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 Valley State University are Hospitals (593,735 people), Elementary & secondary schools (499,645 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (410,235 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (377,096 people), and Offices of physicians (177,458 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (83 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Protective Services (54 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and English (11 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. 41 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi Valley State University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 150

  2. 263

In 2016, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Valley State University, which is 0.57 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (263).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Valley State University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 3.5 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 45 degrees were awarded to women at Mississippi Valley State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.37 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

30%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 13% 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, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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 (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mississippi Valley State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 4.2% 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

    388 degrees awarded

  2. White

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi Valley State University is black or african american (388 degrees awarded). There were 25.9 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

0.242% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    250 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    138 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mississippi Valley State University is black or african american female (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (138 degrees).

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Operations

Mississippi Valley State University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.58M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $158k (10%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Mississippi Valley State University had a total expenditure of $53.5M. Of that $53.5M, they spent $21.2M on salaries and $53.5M on benefits.

Mississippi Valley State University employs 47 Assistant professors, 30 Instructors, and 26 Associate professors. Most academics at Mississippi Valley State University are Female Assistant professors (26), Male Assistant professors(21), and Female Instructors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University are: Service, with 79 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 75 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.58M

2015 Endowment

8.98%

growth from 2014

Mississippi Valley State University has an endowment valued at about $1.58M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi Valley State University grew 8.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.3M 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. $6.14M - Federal

  2. $16.7k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Mississippi Valley State University received $6.14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16.7k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$21.2M

Salary Expenditure

$53.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Mississippi Valley State University had a total expenditure of $53.5M. Of that $53.5M, they spent $21.2M on salaries and $53.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Mississippi Valley State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.2M

2015 Salaries

0.0756%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Mississippi Valley State University paid a median of $21.2M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($53.5M) and a 0.0756% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.96% decline from 2013 and a 2.83% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.31M

Instructional Salaries

118

Number of Employees

In 2015, Mississippi Valley State University paid a total of $6.31M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

47 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

79 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University were Assistant professor with 47 employees; Instructor with 30 employees; and Instructor with 26 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University were Service with 79 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Female Instructor with 17 employees.

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

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