Mississippi Valley State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,394
4.91% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$11,598
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
9.93%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
64.8%
2,436 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,879
61.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
25.8%
100 Graduates

About

Mississippi Valley State University is a higher education institution located in Leflore County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Mississippi Valley State University were General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees awarded), Teacher Education (19 degrees), and General Human Services (15 degrees).

In 2022, 311 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi Valley State University. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (303 degrees), 75.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $7,394, which is $−16,602 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $7,394, which is $−16,602 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,598.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending Mississippi Valley State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,394
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mississippi Valley State University was $7,394. The cost of tuition at Mississippi Valley State University is $−16,602 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$11,598
2022 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mississippi Valley State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,598. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mississippi Valley State University grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,657
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi Valley State University was of $7,657 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.16% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Mississippi Valley State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 32.3% with respect to 2021, when 93% 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.
9.93%
2019 Default Rate
84
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi Valley State University was 9.93%, which represents 84 out of the 846 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Mississippi Valley State University received 2,436 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 22.8% annual growth. Out of those 2,436 applicants, 1,578 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,879 students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University in 2022.

Mississippi Valley State University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,578
Accepted Out of 2,436

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mississippi Valley State University was 64.8% (1,578 admissions from 2,436 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 22.8%, while admissions declined by −36.4%..

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Enrollment

Mississippi Valley State University had a total enrollment of 1,879 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University is 1,148 students and the part-time enrollment is 731. This means that 61.1% of students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mississippi Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.4% Black or African American, 7.4% White, 2.18% Hispanic or Latino, 0.798% Two or More Races, 0.479% Asian, 0.319% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (50.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (40.8%) and White Female (1.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (61.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (30.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,879 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University is 1,148 and the part-time enrollment is 731. This means that 61.1% of students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 Mississippi Valley State University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Mississippi Valley State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,586 enrolled students
  2. White
    139 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    41 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mississippi Valley State University is 84.4% Black or African American, 7.4% White, 2.18% Hispanic or Latino, 0.798% Two or More Races, 0.479% Asian, 0.319% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 107 more women than men received degrees from Mississippi Valley State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mississippi Valley State University is black or african american (303 degrees awarded). There were 75.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Mississippi Valley State University is General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees awarded), followed by Teacher Education (19 degrees) and General Human Services (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mississippi Valley State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), and Education (54 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,625,178 people), Secondary school teachers (501,133 people), Physicians (408,863 people), Education administrators (287,898 people), and Other managers (251,878 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), Education (54 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and Protective Services (22 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 Mississippi Valley State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), Education (54 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and Protective Services (22 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Valley State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,922,417 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (648,232 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (514,823 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (408,605 people), and Offices of physicians (230,402 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), Education (54 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and Protective Services (22 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 Mississippi Valley State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 26 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi Valley State University was General Studies with 26 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

102
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
209
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Valley State University, which is 0.488 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (209).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Valley State University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 2.63 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Valley State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.88 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Mississippi Valley State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mississippi Valley State University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    303 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded
  3. White
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi Valley State University is black or african american (303 degrees awarded). There were 75.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

0.322% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    205 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    98 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mississippi Valley State University is black or african american female (205 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (98 degrees).

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Operations

Mississippi Valley State University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.26M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−11.8%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Mississippi Valley State University had a total salary expenditure of 56.3M. Mississippi Valley State University employs 40 Assistant professors, 20 Instructors and 19 Professors. Most academics at Mississippi Valley State University are Female Assistant professor (25), Male Assistant professor (15), and Male Professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University are: Service, with 61 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 49 employees, and Management with 40 employees.

Endowment

$3.26M
2022 Endowment
10.6%
decline from 2021

Mississippi Valley State University has an endowment valued at about $3.26M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi Valley State University declined 10.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.6M
2022 Salaries
1.55%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Mississippi Valley State University paid a median of $18.6M in salaries, which represents 33.1% of their overall expenditure ($56.3M) and a 1.55% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.57M
Instructional Salaries
94
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mississippi Valley State University paid a total of $5.57M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University were Assistant professor with 40 employees, Instructor with 20 employees, and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University were Service with 61 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees, and Management with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi Valley State University was Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Male Professor with 12 employees.

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