Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University is an open research university that is officially known as the Mississippi State University for Agriculture and Applied Science. The Morrill Act (1862) established the land-grant institution, which was officially recognised as Mississippi Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1878 and welcomed its first student class in 1880. Mississippi State University now offers more than 160 degrees, including 14 master's degrees in 69 areas, an educational specialist degree in eight programmes, and doctoral degrees in 44.

Cost of attendance

Tuition prices at Mississippi State University vary depending on location and degree, but the annual tuition ranges from USD 8,000 to USD 10,000 (6.08 to 7.60 lakhs).


The institution has 17 residence halls, providing community-style and apartment-style housing for students. Cresswell Hall, Critz Hall, Herbert Hall, and Hull Hall are traditional-style residential halls that house both male and female students. The rent for them ranges from roughly $2,957 USD to $4,500 USD per semester. Off-campus accommodation costs roughly 1000 to 1500 USD per month on average.

Acceptance rate

MSU has over 23,000 students and is recognised as a home away from home by our international population of over 1000 students, scholars, and dependents from over 80 countries. Admission to Mississippi State University is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 80%.


The Mississippi State University campus has 160 buildings as well as farmland and woods. MSU also maintains a 'Meridian facility' off campus where programmes are run in partnership with the United States Army. At the University, there is the MAFES Plant Science Farm, which is used for agricultural research. It covers 560 acres and features ten greenhouses and 40 structures. The MAFES Animal Sciences Farm, which spans 1,650 acres and houses 52 buildings, is also part of the campus. There are 85 administrative/academic structures, three libraries, 25 research centres, 19 housing structures, 20 athletic and recreational structures, and 16 museums and galleries.


Mississippi State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Jobs and Placement

The career centre offers job shadowing, casual interviews, a career fair, and other relevant events. Students receive several interview techniques, engage in on-campus interviews, learn about job search strategies, and receive assistance in drafting resumes, cover letters, and curriculum vitae. The average beginning income for MSU grads is $46,400.

QS Ranking

#1001 QS World University Rankings 2022

The Ranking

#1001 THE World University Rankings 2022 

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