Mississippi College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,656
4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,874
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
40%
2,413 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,946
77.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62.3%
355 Graduates

About

Mississippi College is a higher education institution located in Hinds County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Mississippi College were Registered Nursing (123 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (60 degrees), and General Biomedical Sciences (44 degrees).

In 2022, 1,436 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi College. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (914 degrees), 2.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (340 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi College is $19,656, which is $−4,340 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi College is $19,656, which is $−4,340 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,874.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Mississippi College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$19,656
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mississippi College was $19,656. The cost of tuition at Mississippi College is $−4,340 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$20,874
2022 Value
11.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mississippi College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,874. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mississippi College grew by 11.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,924
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi College was of $11,924 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.81% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Mississippi College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.17% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Mississippi College received 2,413 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.16% annual growth. Out of those 2,413 applicants, 965 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40% acceptance rate.

There were 3,946 students enrolled at Mississippi College in 2022.

Mississippi College has an overall enrollment yield of 39.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
965
Accepted Out of 2,413

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi College was 40% (965 admissions from 2,413 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 49%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.16%, while admissions declined by −15.8%..

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Enrollment

Mississippi College had a total enrollment of 3,946 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi College is 3,045 students and the part-time enrollment is 901. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at Mississippi College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mississippi College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.7% White, 20.6% Black or African American, 2.91% Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% Asian, 1.7% Two or More Races, 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0253% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mississippi College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Black or African American Female (8.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.1%) and White Male (17.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,946 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi College is 3,045 and the part-time enrollment is 901. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at Mississippi College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Mississippi College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Mississippi College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,514 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    813 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    115 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mississippi College is 63.7% White, 20.6% Black or African American, 2.91% Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% Asian, 1.7% Two or More Races, 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0253% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 202 students (5.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 496 more women than men received degrees from Mississippi College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mississippi College is white (914 degrees awarded). There were 2.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (340 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mississippi College is Registered Nursing (123 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (60 degrees) and General Biomedical Sciences (44 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mississippi College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (111 degrees awarded), Education (456 degrees), and Biology (186 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,596,055 people), Secondary school teachers (493,292 people), Physicians (411,131 people), Education administrators (272,691 people), and Postsecondary teachers (214,974 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi College in 2022 are Legal (111 degrees awarded), Education (456 degrees), Biology (186 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Legal (111 degrees awarded), Education (456 degrees), Biology (186 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,819,017 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (584,920 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (493,525 people), Offices of physicians (222,227 people), and Outpatient care centers (158,459 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Legal (111 degrees awarded), Education (456 degrees), Biology (186 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mississippi College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 123 degrees awarded
  2. 60 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi College was Registered Nursing with 123 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

470
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
966
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 470 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi College, which is 0.487 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (966).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi College in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 0.675 times less than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 103 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi College in Registered Nursing, which is 5.15 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 52% of students graduating from Mississippi College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mississippi College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (81.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.282% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    914 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    340 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi College is white (914 degrees awarded). There were 2.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (340 degrees).

1.53% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    623 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    291 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    238 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mississippi College is white female (623 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (291 degrees).

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Operations

Mississippi College has an endowment valued at nearly $103M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.15%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Mississippi College had a total salary expenditure of 79.6M. Mississippi College employs 62 Professors, 49 Assistant professors and 45 Associate professors. Most academics at Mississippi College are Male Professor (41), Female Assistant professor (30), and Female Instructor (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 69 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 59 employees, and Management with 45 employees.

Endowment

$103M
2022 Endowment
6.33%
decline from 2021

Mississippi College has an endowment valued at about $103M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi College declined 6.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $56M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.4M
2022 Salaries
0.0341%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Mississippi College paid a median of $32.4M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($79.6M) and a 0.0341% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.4M
Instructional Salaries
192
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mississippi College paid a total of $14.4M to 192 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
62 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi College were Professor with 62 employees, Assistant professor with 49 employees, and Associate professor with 45 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi College were Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees, and Management with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi College was Male Professor with 41 employees, Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Female Instructor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mississippi College.

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