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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. 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 University of Mississippi 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.

University of Mississippi was awarded 70 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Ole Miss as #378 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

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 )

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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 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Mississippi

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Mississippi enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Ole Miss the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 39%. That is great when compared to 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.

Good Overall Diversity at Ole Miss

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 18,737 undergraduates at Ole Miss with 17,511 being full-time and 1,226 being part-time.

Ole Miss 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 Ole Miss is 82.23 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.23 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Mississippi Cost?

The overall average net price of Ole Miss is $13,929. 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 +
$10,433 $12,162 $16,133 $17,791 $19,101

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 43% of students took out student loans averaging $8,407 a year. That adds up to $33,628 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ole Miss is 8.1%. 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 right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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 85 majors graduated from University of Mississippi. Of these students, 4,214 received undergraduate degrees and 1,491 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 300 $56,400
Accounting 283 $44,800
Marketing 255 $39,800
Liberal Arts General Studies 248 $26,100
Finance & Financial Management 244 $41,500
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 226 $35,100
General Psychology 211 $22,400
Health & Physical Education 171 $22,600
Business Administration & Management 148 $36,600
Criminal Justice & Corrections 146 $26,900

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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