Mississippi College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,400
3.8% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$17,098
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
7.38%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
39%
2,918 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
5,036
77.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
59.2%
293 Graduates

About

Mississippi College is a higher education institution located in Hinds County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mississippi College were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (66 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (66 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (57 degrees).

In 2017, 1,395 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi College. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (775 degrees), 2.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (307 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi College is $16,400, which is $-4,333 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi College is $16,400, which is $-4,333 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,098.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,400
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mississippi College was $16,400. The cost of tuition at Mississippi College is $-4,333 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$17,098
2017 Value
1.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mississippi College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,098. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mississippi College grew by 1.75%.

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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

$9,501
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi College was of $9,501 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Mississippi College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 91% 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.
7.38%
2016 Default Rate
108
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi College was 7.38%, which represents 108 out of the 1464 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

Mississippi College received 2,918 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 34.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,918 applicants, 1,139 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39% acceptance rate.

There were 5,036 students enrolled at Mississippi College in 2017, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mississippi College has an overall enrollment yield of 50%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

39%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,139
Accepted Out of 2,918

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi College was 39% (1,139 admissions from 2,918 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 49.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 34.2%, while admissions grew by 5.86%.

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage
69
Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at Mississippi College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mississippi College has a total enrollment of 5,036 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi College is 3,894 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,142. This means that 77.3% of students enrolled at Mississippi College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mississippi College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.7% White, 23.5% Black or African American, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, 2.68% Asian, 0.655% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.477% Two or More Races, and 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mississippi College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.2%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Black or African American Female (10.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25.7%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (21.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,036 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi College is 3,894 and the part-time enrollment is 1,142. This means that 77.3% of students enrolled at Mississippi College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2017 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 (75%), Mississippi College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,160
  2. Black or African American
    1,185
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    157

The enrolled student population at Mississippi College is 62.7% White, 23.5% Black or African American, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, 2.68% Asian, 0.655% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.477% Two or More Races, and 0.139% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 68 students (1.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 285 more women than men received degrees from Mississippi College. The majority of degree recipients at Mississippi College are white (775 degrees awarded). There were 2.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (307 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mississippi College is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (66 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (66 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (57 degrees).

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 (139 degrees awarded), Biology (229 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (100 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,912,835 people), Physicians (398,561 people), Secondary school teachers (323,364 people), Education administrators (273,302 people), and Postsecondary teachers (213,342 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Legal (139 degrees awarded), Biology (229 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (100 degrees), Education (253 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees).

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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, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Legal (139 degrees awarded), Biology (229 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (100 degrees), Education (253 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 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 Mississippi College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,800,883 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (568,033 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (475,819 people), Offices of physicians (203,116 people), and Outpatient care centers (133,278 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi College are Legal (139 degrees awarded), Biology (229 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (100 degrees), Education (253 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 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 Mississippi College.
Most Common
  1. 66 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 66 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 57 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi College was Registered Nursing with 66 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 555
  2. 840

In 2017, 555 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi College, which is 0.661 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (840).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi College in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 0.977 times less than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to women at Mississippi College in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 1.02 times more than the 84 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 40% of students graduating from Mississippi College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mississippi College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.05% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    775 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    307 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi College is white (775 degrees awarded). There were 2.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (307 degrees).

3.73% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    459 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    316 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    225 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mississippi College is white female (459 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (316 degrees).

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Operations

Mississippi College has an endowment valued at nearly $80.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.87M (8.49%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Mississippi College had a total salary expenditure of $80M. Mississippi College employs 74 Assistant professors, 61 Professors, and 48 Associate professors. Most academics at Mississippi College are Male Professors (46), Female Assistant professors(39), and Male Assistant professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 83 employees, Management, with 63 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$80.9M
2017 Endowment
9.76%
growth from 2016

Mississippi College has an endowment valued at about $80.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi College grew 9.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $47.8M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $153k - Federal
  2. $56.7k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mississippi College received $153k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $56.7k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$37M
2017 Salaries
0.757%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Mississippi College paid a median of $37M in salaries, which represents 46.2% of their overall expenditure ($80M) and a 0.757% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.43% growth from 2015 and a 4.23% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.7M
Instructional Salaries
227
Number of Employees

In 2017, Mississippi College paid a total of $15.7M to 227 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
83 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi College were Assistant professor with 74 employees; Professor with 61 employees; and Professor with 48 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi College were Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees; Management with 63 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi College was Male Professor with 46 employees, Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 35 employees.

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

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