University of Mississippi

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,190

7.14% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,259

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.51%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

83.9%

17,416 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

23,136

89.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

60.1%

2,123 Graduates

About

University of Mississippi is a higher education institution located in Lafayette County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Mississippi were Registered Nursing (312 degrees awarded), General Studies (253 degrees), and Accounting (228 degrees).

In 2017, 5,716 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Mississippi. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,451 degrees), 6.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (726 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mississippi is $8,190, which is $-18,310 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mississippi is $8,190, which is $-18,310 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,259.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,190

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Mississippi was $8,190. The cost of tuition at University of Mississippi is $-18,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,259

2017 Value

2.85%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Mississippi had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,259. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Mississippi grew by 2.85%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,002

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Mississippi was of $10,002 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.24% 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

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at University of Mississippi received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 70% 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.

7.51%

2016 Default Rate

307

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Mississippi was 7.51%, which represents 307 out of the 4086 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

University of Mississippi received 17,416 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.8% annual decline. Out of those 17,416 applicants, 14,614 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.9% acceptance rate.

There were 23,136 students enrolled at University of Mississippi in 2017, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Mississippi has an overall enrollment yield of 25.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

14,614

Accepted Out of 17,416

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Mississippi was 83.9% (14,614 admissions from 17,416 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 78.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.8%, while admissions grew by 4.17%.

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SAT Scores

21%

Submission Percentage

773

Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at University of Mississippi in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Mississippi has a total enrollment of 23,136 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mississippi is 20,738 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,398. This means that 89.6% of students enrolled at University of Mississippi are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Mississippi, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76% White, 12.6% Black or African American, 3.15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% Asian, 2.07% Two or More Races, 0.255% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0864% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Mississippi in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.6%), followed by White Male (34.9%) and Black or African American Female (8.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (33%) and Black or African American Female (6.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Mississippi, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,136 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mississippi is 20,738 and the part-time enrollment is 2,398. This means that 89.6% of students enrolled at University of Mississippi are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 University of Mississippi was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Mississippi had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    17,585

  2. Black or African American

    2,905

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    729

The enrolled student population at University of Mississippi is 76% White, 12.6% Black or African American, 3.15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% Asian, 2.07% Two or More Races, 0.255% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0864% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 26 students (0.112%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1164 more women than men received degrees from University of Mississippi. The majority of degree recipients at University of Mississippi are white (4,451 degrees awarded). There were 6.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (726 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Mississippi is Registered Nursing (312 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (253 degrees) and Accounting (228 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Mississippi, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (315 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (173 degrees), and Legal (138 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 University of Mississippi are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,976,308 people), Physicians (395,077 people), Secondary school teachers (333,743 people), Education administrators (296,002 people), and Other managers (263,029 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are Communications (315 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (173 degrees), Legal (138 degrees), Biology (263 degrees), and Education (496 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 University of Mississippi are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are Communications (315 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (173 degrees), Legal (138 degrees), Biology (263 degrees), and Education (496 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 University of Mississippi are Elementary & secondary schools (2,922,836 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (607,851 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (549,073 people), Offices of physicians (213,324 people), and Computer Systems Design (153,325 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are Communications (315 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (173 degrees), Legal (138 degrees), Biology (263 degrees), and Education (496 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 University of Mississippi.

Most Common

  1. 312 degrees awarded

  2. 253 degrees awarded

  3. 228 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Mississippi was Registered Nursing with 312 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,276

  2. 3,440

In 2017, 2,276 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mississippi, which is 0.662 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,440).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 187 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mississippi in Accounting, which is 1.42 times more than the 132 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 263 degrees were awarded to women at University of Mississippi in Registered Nursing, which is 5.37 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from University of Mississippi completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (86.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Mississippi is Female and Asian (86.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.141% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,451 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    726 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Mississippi is white (4,451 degrees awarded). There were 6.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (726 degrees).

0.245% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,624 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,827 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    523 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Mississippi is white female (2,624 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,827 degrees).

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Operations

University of Mississippi has an endowment valued at nearly $671M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $24M (3.57%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Mississippi had a total salary expenditure of $2.06B. University of Mississippi employs 324 Assistant professors, 284 Associate professors, and 231 Professors. Most academics at University of Mississippi are Male Assistant professors (164), Male Associate professors(161), and Female Assistant professors (160).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mississippi are: Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 3573 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1106 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 820 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$671M

2017 Endowment

11.2%

growth from 2016

University of Mississippi has an endowment valued at about $671M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Mississippi grew 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $384M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $86.9M - Federal

  2. $25.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Mississippi received $86.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $25.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$912M

2017 Salaries

2.38%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Mississippi paid a median of $912M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($2.06B) and a 2.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.68% growth from 2015 and a 5.83% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$95.8M

Instructional Salaries

1,064

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Mississippi paid a total of $95.8M to 1,064 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

324 Employees

Healthcare Practioners and Technical

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

3573 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Mississippi were Assistant professor with 324 employees; Associate professor with 284 employees; and Associate professor with 231 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mississippi were Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 3,573 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,106 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 820 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Mississippi was Male Assistant professor with 164 employees, Male Associate professor with 161 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 160 employees.

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

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