Mississippi University for Women

1100 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701

About Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women is classified as a college or university with a small master’s program. Colleges and universities with a small master’s program typically award between 50 and 99 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 50% of undergrads are enrolled full time, and between 25% and 49% of students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in fields other than education or business. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,272
Student Age% Under 2564%
 % 25 and Over36%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time75%
 % Part-time25%
Race/Ethnicity% White58.9%
 % Black36.8%
 % Asian1.9%
 % Latino0.9%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown0.0%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted42%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled35%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT4%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800550 / 800
 SAT Math520 / 800630 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$4,644
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,653
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid89%
 % Undergraduates with Loans66%
 % Undergraduates with Grants88%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$900
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,483
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,325
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,315
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,315
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,315

Neighborhood Data for the Columbus Area

Median Age37.1
Median Household Income$31,014
Total Population23,688
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total44.9% 55.1%
 Age 0-948.0%52.0%
 Age 10-1745.8%54.2%
 Age 18-2443.7%56.3%
 Age 25-2954.8%45.2%
 Age 30-3947.7%52.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White38.3%
 % Black60.4%
 % Asian0.3%
 % Latino1.2%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,483
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,325
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$449
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50062.6%36.1%25.7%
 $500 to $74915.8%48.0%0.0%
 $750 to $99921.6%11.9%24.7%
 Over $10000.0%4.0%5.5%
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