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Mississippi Valley State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Mississippi Valley State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Mississippi Valley State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Mississippi Valley State University was awarded 81 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Mississippi Valley State University landed the #2,416 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 30 colleges in Mississippi, Mississippi Valley State University is ranked at #29.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Mississippi Valley State University?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Mississippi Valley State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 83%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

Mississippi Valley State University received ACT scores from 100% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 13 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Mississippi Valley State University  ( 13 to 22 )

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Mississippi Valley State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Mississippi Valley State University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mississippi Valley State University is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mississippi Valley State University

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 Valley State University this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Mississippi Valley State University is 17%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100

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Mississippi Valley State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,694 undergraduates at Mississippi Valley State University with 1,231 being full-time and 463 being part-time.

How Much Does Mississippi Valley State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Mississippi Valley State University is $16,394. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 Mississippi Valley State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Mississippi Valley State University, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $7,665 a year. That adds up to $30,660 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mississippi Valley State University is 25.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Mississippi Valley State University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Mississippi Valley State University make about $23,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 42% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University is a public institution located in Itta Bena, Mississippi. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Itta Bena draws many to the area.

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Contact details for Mississippi Valley State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 14000 Highway 82 West, Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400
Phone: 662-254-9041

Mississippi Valley State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 27 majors graduated from Mississippi Valley State University. Of these students, 253 received undergraduate degrees and 81 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
Business Administration & Management 29 NA
Social Work 28 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 27 NA
General Biology 25 NA
Health & Physical Education 21 $31,527
Teacher Education Grade Specific 20 $17,624
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14 NA
Industrial Production Technology 12 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 11 NA
General English Literature 9 NA

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

Online Learning at Mississippi Valley State University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 1,604 students took at least one online class at Mississippi Valley State University. This is an increase from the 1,069 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,604 459
2018-2019 1,069 310
2017-2018 829 235
2016-2017 2,385 260
2015-2016 836 155

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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