Mississippi State Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 4.0% of the student population at Mississippi State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Mississippi State Disability Services.
Mississippi State for the Military
While not a "service academy", Mississippi State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Mississippi State for Veterans Guide.
Mississippi State offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, Mississippi State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Mississippi State University
Mississippi State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Mississippi State University
Mississippi State has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 18,312 undergraduates in 2018. Full-time attendance was 16,803 (91.8%). Part-time attendance was 1,509 (8.2%).
Mississippi State University is Ranked #331 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Mississippi State receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Mississippi State #331 out of 2,179.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Mississippi State by looking closer at the ethnic, gender, age, and geographic diversity metrics from the Mississippi State Diversity Guide.
Mississippi State University Competes in the NCAA
Mississippi State has a total of 471 student athletes, 269 men and 202 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Mississippi State University Athletics