Mississippi State Student Population

Total 21,974 students are enrolled in Mississippi State University (18,490 undergraduate and 3,484 graduate). Among them, 1,785 students are enrolled in online degree/certificate programs. 1,123 faculties are working for Mississippi State University and student to faculty ratio is 19.57 to 1.

  • Total Student Population: 21,974
  • Undergraduate: 18,490
  • Graduate: 3,484
  • Online Students: 1,785

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Population By Gender/Attending Status

For academic year 2019-2020, total 21,974 students enrolled into Mississippi State University. 18,490 enrolled in undergraduate programs and 3,484 students enrolled in graduate programs. By attending status. there are 18,709 full-time and 3,265 part-time students. By gender, 10,999 male and 10,975 female students are attending at Mississippi State University. Next table summarizes the student population by gender and attending status for Mississippi State University.
Student Population By Gender
Mississippi State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total21,97410,99910,975
Undergraduate18,4909,3019,189
Graduate3,4841,6981,786
Student Population By Attending Status
Mississippi State University
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total21,97418,7093,265
Undergraduate18,49016,8391,651
Graduate3,4841,8701,614

Population by Race/Ethnicity

Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at Mississippi State University.
There are 15,591 White (70.95%), 3,963 Black/African American (18.03%), 667 Hispanic (3.04%), 329 Asian (1.50%), and 1,424 students with other races.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Mississippi State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total21,97410,99910,975
American Indian/Native American1204476
Asian329211118
Black/African American3,9631,6992,264
Hispanic667348319
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander17710
White15,5917,9587,633
Two More392181211
Un-Known1116348
Undergraduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Mississippi State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total18,4909,3019,189
American Indian/Native American1063967
Asian27418292
Black/African American3,5881,5612,027
Hispanic546284262
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1569
White13,2836,8646,419
Two More358164194
Un-Known784632
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Mississippi State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,4841,6981,786
American Indian/Native American1459
Asian552926
Black/African American375138237
Hispanic1216457
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander211
White2,3081,0941,214
Two More341717
Un-Known331716

Online Student Population

Mississippi State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. 1,785 students (8.12% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,874 students (8.53% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for Mississippi State University.
Distance Learning Student Population at Mississippi State University
TotalEnrolled ExclusivelyEnrolled Some CoursesNot In Online Courses
Total21,9741,7851,87418,315
Undergraduate18,4908121,70015,978
Graduate3,4849731742,337

Population by Student Age

The following table summarizes the students population by age at Mississippi State University. 12,386 students are aged 20 to 24 (56.37% of total students), 5,457 students are aged below 20 (24.83%), 254 students are aged above 50 (1.16%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Mississippi State University.
Student Population By Age at Mississippi State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total21,97410,99910,975
Under 18542232
Age 18-195,4032,4562,947
Age 20-217,2363,5443,692
Age 22-245,1502,8502,300
Age 25-291,9471,010937
Age 30-34857448409
Age 35-39528280248
Age 40-49545258287
Age 50-64229115114
Over 6425169
Undergraduate Student Population By Age at Mississippi State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total18,4909,3019,189
Under 18542232
Age 18-195,4012,4562,945
Age 20-217,2133,5393,674
Age 22-244,2242,5011,723
Age 25-29779426353
Age 30-34309140169
Age 35-3919885113
Age 40-4921286126
Age 50-64884048
Over 641266
Graduate Student Population By Age at Mississippi State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,4841,6981,786
Age 18-19202
Age 20-2123518
Age 22-24926349577
Age 25-291,168584584
Age 30-34548308240
Age 35-39330195135
Age 40-49333172161
Age 50-641417566
Over 6413103

Largest Schools in Mississippi

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University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is a Public, 4 years school located in University, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,828 for Mississippi residents and $25,100 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 22,456 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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Mississippi State University (Mississippi State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Mississippi State, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,910 for Mississippi residents and $23,950 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 21,974 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Mississippi) is a Public, 4 years school located in Hattiesburg, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,896 for Mississippi residents and $10,896 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 14,509 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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Jackson State University (Jackson State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Jackson, MS. Jackson State University is a historically black school.The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,445 for Mississippi residents and $9,445 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 7,250 and student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1 (6.67%).
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Mississippi College (MC) is a Private, 4 years school located in Clinton, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $19,308. The school has a total enrollment of 5,103 and student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1 (6.67%).
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Largest Graduate Schools in Mississippi

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University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is a Public, 4 years school located in University, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,828 for Mississippi residents and $25,100 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 22,456 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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Mississippi State University (Mississippi State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Mississippi State, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,910 for Mississippi residents and $23,950 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 21,974 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Mississippi) is a Public, 4 years school located in Hattiesburg, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,896 for Mississippi residents and $10,896 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 14,509 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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Jackson State University (Jackson State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Jackson, MS. Jackson State University is a historically black school.The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,445 for Mississippi residents and $9,445 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 7,250 and student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1 (6.67%).
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Belhaven University (Belhaven) is a Private, 4 years school located in Jackson, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $27,025. The school has a total enrollment of 4,205 and student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1 (10.00%).
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The University of Alabama (The University of Alabama) is a Public, 4 years school located in Tuscaloosa, AL. The 2020 tuition & fees is $11,620 for Alabama residents and $31,090 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 38,390 and student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1 (4.55%).
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Auburn University (Auburn) is a Public, 4 years school located in Auburn, AL. The 2020 tuition & fees is $11,796 for Alabama residents and $31,956 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 30,440 and student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1 (5.26%).
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University of Arkansas (Arkansas) is a Public, 4 years school located in Fayetteville, AR. The 2020 tuition & fees is $9,384 for Arkansas residents and $25,872 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 27,778 and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1 (5.56%).
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University of Florida (UF) is a Public, 4 years school located in Gainesville, FL. The 2020 tuition & fees is $6,381 for Florida residents and $28,659 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 52,218 and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1 (5.56%).
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University of Georgia (UGA) is a Public, 4 years school located in Athens, GA. The 2020 tuition & fees is $12,080 for Georgia residents and $31,120 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 38,652 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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University of Kentucky (Kentucky) is a Public, 4 years school located in Lexington, KY. The 2020 tuition & fees is $12,484 for Kentucky residents and $31,294 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 29,182 and student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1 (6.25%).
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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (LSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Baton Rouge, LA. The 2020 tuition & fees is $11,962 for Louisiana residents and $28,639 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 30,983 and student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1 (5.00%).
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University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is a Public, 4 years school located in University, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,828 for Mississippi residents and $25,100 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 22,456 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) is a Public, 4 years school located in Columbia, MO. The 2020 tuition & fees is $10,723 for Missouri residents and $29,005 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 29,843 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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Texas A & M University-College Station (TAMU) is a Public, 4 years school located in College Station, TX. The 2020 tuition & fees is $12,783 for Texas residents and $39,340 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 68,679 and student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1 (5.00%).
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University of South Carolina-Columbia (South Carolina) is a Public, 4 years school located in Columbia, SC. The 2020 tuition & fees is $12,688 for South Carolina residents and $33,928 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 34,795 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) is a Public, 4 years school located in Knoxville, TN. The 2020 tuition & fees is $13,264 for Tennessee residents and $31,664 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 28,894 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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The University of Alabama (The University of Alabama) is a Public, 4 years school located in Tuscaloosa, AL. The 2020 tuition & fees is $11,620 for Alabama residents and $31,090 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 38,390 and student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1 (4.55%).
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Auburn University (Auburn) is a Public, 4 years school located in Auburn, AL. The 2020 tuition & fees is $11,796 for Alabama residents and $31,956 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 30,440 and student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1 (5.26%).
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University of Arkansas (Arkansas) is a Public, 4 years school located in Fayetteville, AR. The 2020 tuition & fees is $9,384 for Arkansas residents and $25,872 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 27,778 and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1 (5.56%).
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University of Florida (UF) is a Public, 4 years school located in Gainesville, FL. The 2020 tuition & fees is $6,381 for Florida residents and $28,659 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 52,218 and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1 (5.56%).
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University of Georgia (UGA) is a Public, 4 years school located in Athens, GA. The 2020 tuition & fees is $12,080 for Georgia residents and $31,120 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 38,652 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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University of Kentucky (Kentucky) is a Public, 4 years school located in Lexington, KY. The 2020 tuition & fees is $12,484 for Kentucky residents and $31,294 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 29,182 and student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1 (6.25%).
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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (LSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Baton Rouge, LA. The 2020 tuition & fees is $11,962 for Louisiana residents and $28,639 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 30,983 and student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1 (5.00%).
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University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is a Public, 4 years school located in University, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,828 for Mississippi residents and $25,100 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 22,456 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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Mississippi State University (Mississippi State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Mississippi State, MS. The 2020 tuition & fees is $8,910 for Mississippi residents and $23,950 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 21,974 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) is a Public, 4 years school located in Columbia, MO. The 2020 tuition & fees is $10,723 for Missouri residents and $29,005 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 29,843 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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University of South Carolina-Columbia (South Carolina) is a Public, 4 years school located in Columbia, SC. The 2020 tuition & fees is $12,688 for South Carolina residents and $33,928 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 34,795 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) is a Public, 4 years school located in Knoxville, TN. The 2020 tuition & fees is $13,264 for Tennessee residents and $31,664 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 28,894 and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 (5.88%).
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Vanderbilt University (Vanderbilt) is a Private, 4 years school located in Nashville, TN. The 2020 tuition & fees is $54,158. The school has a total enrollment of 12,824 and student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1 (14.29%).
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Texas A & M University-College Station (TAMU) is a Public, 4 years school located in College Station, TX. The 2020 tuition & fees is $12,783 for Texas residents and $39,340 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 68,679 and student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1 (5.00%).
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