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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

According to its mission statement, "Mississippi State University is a public research, land-grant university with a mission to provide access and opportunity to all sectors of Mississippi's diverse population, as well as other states and countries, and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research, and service." [Source]

Website: http://www.msstate.edu/

B

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18,584
Undergraduate
Enrollment
36%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$9,220
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$24,900
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

17:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
6.4%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

YES

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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General Education Assessment

Mississippi State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP).

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Curriculum last evaluated: 9/27/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.