University of Mississippi

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,644

4.08% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,678

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.17%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

78.3%

17,918 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

23,610

89.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

59.8%

1,833 Graduates

About

University of Mississippi is a higher education institution located in Lafayette County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Mississippi were Registered Nursing (293 degrees awarded), General Studies (239 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (204 degrees).

In 2016, 5,352 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Mississippi. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,189 degrees), 6.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (684 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mississippi is $7,644, which is $-18,212 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mississippi is $7,644, which is $-18,212 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,678.

In 2016, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,644

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Mississippi was $7,644. The cost of tuition at University of Mississippi is $-18,212 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$14,678

2016 Value

1.61%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Mississippi had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,678. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Mississippi grew by 1.61%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,128

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Mississippi was of $10,128 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.22% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at University of Mississippi received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.94% with respect to 2015, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

8.17%

2015 Default Rate

326

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Mississippi was 8.17%, which represents 326 out of the 3989 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Mississippi received 17,918 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.781% annual decline. Out of those 17,918 applicants, 14,029 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.3% acceptance rate.

There were 23,610 students enrolled at University of Mississippi in 2016, and 23% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Mississippi has an overall enrollment yield of 28.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

14,029

Accepted Out of 17,918

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Mississippi was 78.3% (14,029 admissions from 17,918 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 78.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -0.781%, while admissions declined by -1.32%.

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SAT Scores

23%

Submission Percentage

925

Scores Submitted

23% of enrolled first-time students at University of Mississippi in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Mississippi has a total enrollment of 23,610 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mississippi is 21,159 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,451. This means that 89.6% of students enrolled at University of Mississippi are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Mississippi, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76% White, 12.9% Black or African American, 3.08% Hispanic or Latino, 2.07% Two or More Races, 2% Asian, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0678% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Mississippi in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.6%), followed by White Male (34.6%) and Black or African American Female (8.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Black or African American Female (6.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Mississippi, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,610 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mississippi is 21,159 and the part-time enrollment is 2,451. This means that 89.6% of students enrolled at University of Mississippi are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2016 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 University of Mississippi was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Mississippi had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    17,948

  2. Black or African American

    3,055

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    727

The enrolled student population at University of Mississippi is 76% White, 12.9% Black or African American, 3.08% Hispanic or Latino, 2.07% Two or More Races, 2% Asian, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0678% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 30 students (0.127%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1092 more women than men received degrees from University of Mississippi. The majority of degree recipients at University of Mississippi are white (4,189 degrees awarded). There were 6.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (684 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Mississippi is Registered Nursing (293 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (239 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (204 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Mississippi, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (191 degrees awarded), Communications (276 degrees), and Legal (133 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are Social workers (190,244 people), Miscellaneous managers (185,062 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (160,801 people), Marketing & sales managers (98,727 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (71,308 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (191 degrees awarded), Communications (276 degrees), Legal (133 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (171 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (58 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are Public relations specialists, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Financial analysts, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (191 degrees awarded), Communications (276 degrees), Legal (133 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (171 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (58 degrees).

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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 University of Mississippi are Elementary & secondary schools (334,123 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (200,666 people), Hospitals (176,183 people), Individual & family services (117,908 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (105,915 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (191 degrees awarded), Communications (276 degrees), Legal (133 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (171 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (58 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Mississippi.

Most Common

  1. 293 degrees awarded

  2. 239 degrees awarded

  3. 204 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Mississippi was Registered Nursing with 293 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,130

  2. 3,222

In 2016, 2,130 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mississippi, which is 0.661 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,222).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 165 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mississippi in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.14 times more than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 254 degrees were awarded to women at University of Mississippi in Registered Nursing, which is 6.51 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 37% of students graduating from University of Mississippi completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (69.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Mississippi is Female and White (69.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.0546% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,189 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    684 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    137 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Mississippi is white (4,189 degrees awarded). There were 6.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (684 degrees).

0.262% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,482 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,707 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    492 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Mississippi is white female (2,482 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,707 degrees).

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Operations

University of Mississippi has an endowment valued at nearly $606M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.59M (1.42%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Mississippi had a total expenditure of $1.79B. Of that $1.79B, they spent $843M on salaries and $1.79B on benefits.

University of Mississippi employs 311 Assistant professors, 277 Associate professors, and 234 Professors. Most academics at University of Mississippi are Female Assistant professors (159), Male Associate professors(156), and Male Professors (153).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mississippi are: Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 2838 employees, Service, with 1342 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1178 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$606M

2015 Endowment

9.04%

decline from 2014

University of Mississippi has an endowment valued at about $606M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Mississippi declined 9.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $335M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $79.1M - Federal

  2. $25.9M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Mississippi received $79.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $25.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$843M

Salary Expenditure

$1.79B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Mississippi had a total expenditure of $1.79B. Of that $1.79B, they spent $843M on salaries and $1.79B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Mississippi as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$843M

2015 Salaries

5.83%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Mississippi paid a median of $843M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($1.79B) and a 5.83% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 354% growth from 2013 and a 4.05% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$90.8M

Instructional Salaries

1,007

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Mississippi paid a total of $90.8M to 1,007 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

311 Employees

Healthcare Practioners and Technical

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

2838 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Mississippi were Assistant professor with 311 employees; Associate professor with 277 employees; and Associate professor with 234 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mississippi were Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 2,838 employees; Service with 1,342 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,178 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Mississippi was Female Assistant professor with 159 employees, Male Associate professor with 156 employees, and Male Professor with 153 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Mississippi.

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