University of Mississippi

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,072
1.54% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,289
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.28%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
97.4%
22,311 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
22,300
88.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
67.8%
2,633 Graduates

About

University of Mississippi is a higher education institution located in Lafayette County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Mississippi were Registered Nursing (327 degrees awarded), Accounting (262 degrees), and General Psychology (186 degrees).

In 2022, 5,849 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Mississippi. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,376 degrees), 5.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (815 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mississippi is $9,072, which is $−21,078 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Mississippi is $9,072, which is $−21,078 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,289.

In 2022, 75% of undergraduate students attending University of Mississippi received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,072
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Mississippi was $9,072. The cost of tuition at University of Mississippi is $−21,078 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$14,289
2022 Value
5.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Mississippi had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,289. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Mississippi grew by 5.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,142
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Mississippi was of $11,142 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.8% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at University of Mississippi received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.74% with respect to 2021, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.28%
2019 Default Rate
94
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Mississippi was 2.28%, which represents 94 out of the 4131 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Mississippi received 22,311 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14.2% annual growth. Out of those 22,311 applicants, 21,727 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.4% acceptance rate.

There were 22,300 students enrolled at University of Mississippi in 2022. 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Mississippi has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
21,727
Accepted Out of 22,311

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Mississippi was 97.4% (21,727 admissions from 22,311 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14.2%, while admissions grew by 24.1%..

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage (2022)
849
Scores Submitted (2022)

19% of enrolled first-time students at University of Mississippi in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Mississippi had a total enrollment of 22,300 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Mississippi is 19,742 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,558. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at University of Mississippi are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Mississippi, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.9% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 4.55% Hispanic or Latino, 2.45% Asian, 2.35% Two or More Races, 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0673% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Mississippi in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.9%), followed by White Male (33.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.9%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Black or African American Female (7.82%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Mississippi in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,300 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mississippi is 19,742 and the part-time enrollment is 2,558. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at University of Mississippi are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 University of Mississippi was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Mississippi had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    16,706 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,621 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,015 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Mississippi is 74.9% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 4.55% Hispanic or Latino, 2.45% Asian, 2.35% Two or More Races, 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0673% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 51 students (0.229%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,447 more women than men received degrees from University of Mississippi. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Mississippi is white (4,376 degrees awarded). There were 5.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (815 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Mississippi is Registered Nursing (327 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (262 degrees) and General Psychology (186 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Legal (184 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (199 degrees), and Biology (312 degrees).

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 Physicians (459,846 people), Other managers (202,513 people), Postsecondary teachers (191,153 people), Other Physical Scientists (162,516 people), and Social workers, all other (161,693 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mississippi in 2022 are Legal (184 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (199 degrees), Biology (312 degrees), Physical Sciences (84 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (157 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 University of Mississippi are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are Legal (184 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (199 degrees), Biology (312 degrees), Physical Sciences (84 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (157 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (601,164 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (440,616 people), Elementary & secondary schools (342,042 people), Offices of physicians (234,039 people), and Scientific research & development services (198,013 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mississippi are Legal (184 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (199 degrees), Biology (312 degrees), Physical Sciences (84 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (157 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 University of Mississippi.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 327 degrees awarded
  2. 262 degrees awarded
  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Mississippi was Registered Nursing with 327 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,201
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,648
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,201 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mississippi, which is 0.603 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,648).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 168 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mississippi in Accounting, which is 1.02 times more than the 164 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 278 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mississippi in Registered Nursing, which is 5.67 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 48% of students graduating from University of Mississippi completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Mississippi is Female and Asian (80.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.038% 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
    4,376 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    815 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Mississippi is white (4,376 degrees awarded). There were 5.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (815 degrees).

0.171% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,691 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,685 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    605 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Mississippi is white female (2,691 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1685 degrees).

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Operations

University of Mississippi has an endowment valued at nearly $781M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.94%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Mississippi had a total salary expenditure of 2.27B. University of Mississippi employs 322 Associate professors, 295 Assistant professors and 253 Professors. Most academics at University of Mississippi are Male Associate professor (169), Male Professor (162), and Female Assistant professor (159).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mississippi are: Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 3,287 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1,090 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 844 employees.

Endowment

$781M
2022 Endowment
9.15%
decline from 2021

University of Mississippi has an endowment valued at about $781M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Mississippi declined 9.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $408M 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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Salary Expenditure

$1.01B
2022 Salaries
2.48%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Mississippi paid a median of $1.01B in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($2.27B) and a 2.48% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$106M
Instructional Salaries
1,086
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Mississippi paid a total of $106M to 1,086 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
322 Employees
Healthcare Practioners and Technical
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3,287 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Mississippi were Associate professor with 322 employees, Assistant professor with 295 employees, and Professor with 253 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mississippi were Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 3,287 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 1,090 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 844 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Mississippi was Male Associate professor with 169 employees, Male Professor with 162 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 159 employees.

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

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