University of Mississippi

Overview


Acceptance Rate
84%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
1000 - 1230
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
22 - 29
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$23,564
Average Salary in 10 Years
$56,600

Note: 10 years after enrolling at University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi is located in University, Mississippi. It is a large public school part of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 18,737 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective as the acceptance rate is 83.9%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Health Professions and Related Programs, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, and Education. 60% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $41,300.

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About


🗺 Oxford, Mississippi
University, Mississippi 38677
State Mississippi
🌐www.olemiss.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into University of Mississippi?
SAT Score Range
1000 - 1230
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
22 - 29
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1115
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
26
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
21%
Students Submitting ACTs
89%

A lot more students take the ACTs than the SATs.

Admissions


University of Mississippi has around 17,416 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 25% decide to enroll at University of Mississippi. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 17,416 applicants 41% are men and 59% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 143 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 70 men.

University of Mississippi's acceptance rate is 83.9%. The acceptance rate for men is 82.4% and the acceptance rate for women is 84.9%.

Applicants


Who applies to University of Mississippi?
Number of Applicants
17,416
Number of Applicants per Spot
5
per spot
Male Applicants
41%
Female Applicants
59%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into University of Mississippi
University of Mississippi Acceptance Rate
83.9%
Getting in
Less Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
82.4%
Female Acceptance Rate
84.9%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to University of Mississippi?
University of Mississippi Admissions Yield
25%
of accepted students choose to go to University of Mississippi
Male Admissions Yield
27%
Female Admissions Yield
24%

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
60%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
54%
Women Graduation Rate
65%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend University of Mississippi?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$14,494
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$23,564
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$34,066
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$18,802
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$19,500

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$207
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of University of Mississippi would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
62%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

University of Mississippi Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
43%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at University of Mississippi you can visit finaid.olemiss.edu.

University of Mississippi Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $34,066
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $18,802
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from University of Mississippi?

University of Mississippi students, on average, make $56,600 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 8% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from University of Mississippi
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at University of Mississippi. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
8.2%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at University of Mississippi.
Median Earnings of Students from University of Mississippi
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Mississippi.
Male Students: Average Earnings from University of Mississippi
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Mississippi.
Female Students: Average Earnings from University of Mississippi
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Mississippi.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at University of Mississippi
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Mississippi.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend University of Mississippi? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.7x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Mississippi. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Mississippi. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.3x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Mississippi. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Mississippi. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
18
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$113,671
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at University of Mississippi?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
81%
Undergrads
18,737
Total Students
23,136
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
7%
Students over 25
8%
Student Median Household Income
$53,374
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
56%
of undergraduates
Men
44%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

University of Mississippi has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 79 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 127 women.

International Students
2%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at University of Mississippi
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at University of Mississippi study?
University of Mississippi Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at University of Mississippi are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Health Professions and Related Programs
  3. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  4. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  5. Education
Approximately 63% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at University of Mississippi?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
85%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
66%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

University of Mississippi has a retention rate of 85% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
1,377
7% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

University of Mississippi has around 1,377 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 7% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see University of Mississippi as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Mississippi


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Mississippi tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 40% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 58% voted for the Republican party, and 1% voted for neither.

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SAT Score Range
ACT Score Range
Acceptance Rate
Male Acceptance Rate
Female Acceptance Rate
Admissions Yield
Tuition Cost
Tuition, Fees & Housing
Average Earnings in 10 Years
Return on Education
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