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Mississippi Valley State University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Mississippi Valley State University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. 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?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Mississippi Valley State University was awarded 10 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Mississippi Valley State University as #1,610 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Mississippi Valley State University held the #1,621 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Mississippi Valley State University is also ranked #15 out of 15 schools in Mississippi.

See all of the rankings for Mississippi Valley State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Mississippi Valley State University?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 86%, some consider Mississippi Valley State University to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

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 16 and 19.

ACT Composite Scores for Mississippi Valley State University  ( 16 to 19 )
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Mississippi Valley State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Mississippi Valley State University 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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mississippi Valley State University is 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100
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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 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100
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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 10%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  10 out of 100
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Below Average Overall Diversity at Mississippi Valley State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,977 undergraduates at Mississippi Valley State University with 1,667 being full-time and 310 being part-time.

Mississippi Valley State University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Mississippi Valley State University is 34.48 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  34.48 out of 100
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How Much Does Mississippi Valley State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Mississippi Valley State University is $13,412. 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 89% of students took out student loans averaging $8,063 a year. That adds up to $32,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mississippi Valley State University is 18.9%. 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 43% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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See which majors at Mississippi Valley State University make the most money.

Location of Mississippi Valley State University

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

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Location of Mississippi Valley State University

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
Website: www.mvsu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mississippivalley

Mississippi Valley State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from Mississippi Valley State University. Of these students, 302 received undergraduate degrees and 109 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 43 $24,600
Social Work 34 $11,600
Health & Physical Education 31 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 29 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 29 NA
General Biology 28 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 26 $22,200
Industrial Production Technology 14 NA
Mathematics 12 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 10 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 2017-2018, 829 students took at least one online class at Mississippi Valley State University. This is a decrease from the 2,385 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 829 235
2016-2017 2,385 260
2015-2016 836 155
2014-2015 820 211
2013-2014 88 39

Learn more about online learning at Mississippi Valley State University.

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