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University of Mississippi Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Mississippi? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Ole Miss offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much 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 University of Mississippi Ranked?

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2021 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.

University of Mississippi was awarded 67 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Ole Miss is ranked #403 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Ole Miss is also ranked #2 out of 15 schools in Mississippi.

See all of the rankings for University of Mississippi.

Is It Hard to Get Into Ole Miss?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Mississippi is 84%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Ole Miss is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 21% of students accepted to Ole Miss submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 520 to 650 )
Ole Miss received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 22 to 29 )

Learn more about University of Mississippi admissions.

University of Mississippi Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Mississippi is about average at 18 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

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 University of Mississippi is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Mississippi

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Mississippi has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Ole Miss for first-time, full-time students is 39%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  39 out of 100

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

Excellent Overall Diversity at Ole Miss

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,150 undergraduates at Ole Miss with 15,902 being full-time and 1,248 being part-time.

Ole Miss 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 88.19 out of 100, Ole Miss is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.19 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Mississippi Cost?

The overall average net price of Ole Miss is $13,857. 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 Ole Miss

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,848 $12,233 $17,665 $19,006 $20,028

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 Ole Miss, 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 Ole Miss, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $8,672 a year. That adds up to $34,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ole Miss is 7.5%. 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 Ole Miss Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Ole Miss with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,700 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at University of Mississippi make the most money.

Location of University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi is a public institution located in University, Mississippi. University is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of University of Mississippi

Contact details for Ole Miss are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Oxford, Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: 662-915-7211

University of Mississippi Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 92 majors graduated from University of Mississippi. Of these students, 4,610 received undergraduate degrees and 1,579 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
Liberal Arts General Studies 429 $26,100
Accounting 293 $44,800
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 281 $35,100
Marketing 260 $39,800
Nursing 259 $56,400
Finance & Financial Management 246 $41,500
General Psychology 235 $22,400
Health & Physical Education 184 $22,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 159 $32,800
Business Administration & Management 144 $36,600

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

Online Learning at Ole Miss

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, 7,464 students took at least one online class at University of Mississippi. This is an increase from the 6,972 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 7,464 991
2016-2017 6,972 811
2015-2016 5,591 825
2014-2015 4,505 1,146
2013-2014 3,416 1,021

Learn more about online learning at University of Mississippi.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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