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Mississippi University for Women Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Mississippi University for Women? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors MUW offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Mississippi University for Women Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Mississippi University for Women was awarded 10 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, MUW is ranked #1,209 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when MUW held the #1,280 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

MUW also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Mississippi ranking.

See all of the rankings for Mississippi University for Women.

Is It Hard to Get Into MUW?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 98%, MUW has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to MUW submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 590. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 540 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 530 to 610 )
MUW received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 18 to 23 )

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Mississippi University for Women Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Mississippi University for Women is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mississippi University for Women is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mississippi University for Women

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Mississippi University for Women this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 27% for first-time, full-time students at MUW, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Mississippi University for Women.

Mississippi University for Women Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,577 undergraduates at MUW with 2,113 being full-time and 464 being part-time.

MUW Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 19.95 out of 100, MUW is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  19.95 out of 100
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How Much Does Mississippi University for Women Cost?

The overall average net price of MUW is $11,152. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MUW

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,575 $9,660 $14,511 $16,268 $16,380

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of MUW, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MUW, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,026 a year. That adds up to $24,104 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MUW is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do MUW Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from MUW make about $34,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 14% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Mississippi University for Women make the most money.

Location of Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women is a public institution situated in Columbus, Mississippi. Columbus is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Mississippi University for Women

Contact details for MUW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1100 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662-329-4750

Mississippi University for Women Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 33 majors graduated from Mississippi University for Women. Of these students, 820 received undergraduate degrees and 100 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 360 $57,900
Business Administration & Management 107 $30,900
Public Health 47 $22,100
Communication Sciences 29 NA
Health & Physical Education 29 NA
Legal Support Services 21 NA
Culinary Arts 20 $23,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 18 $19,500
Accounting 16 NA
General Visual & Performing Arts 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Mississippi University for Women along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MUW

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,872 students took at least one online class at Mississippi University for Women. This is an increase from the 1,800 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,872 813
2016-2017 1,800 837
2015-2016 1,783 853
2014-2015 1,685 771
2013-2014 1,661 886

Learn more about online learning at Mississippi University for Women.

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