World League
Mississippi State University

USA

Mississippi State University, Mississipi State, MS 39762, United States

515 World
rank
131 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1878
Short name:
MSU
Type:
Public
Students:
17830
Faculty:
1000
Faculty/Students Ratio:
18
:
1
Web-site:
www.msstate.edu
Region:
North America
Location:
Starkville, MS
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 515 39.545
Teaching 547 34.0
Research 370 48.115
International Diversity 670 14.099
Financial Sustainability 517 44.468
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 555 20.681
Research Perfomance Rankings 595 27.570
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TEACHING
World Rank: 547
Country rank: 128
Score: 34.0
League: World League
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 370
Country rank: 118
Score: 48.115
League: Bronze League
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 670
Country rank: 141
Score: 14.099
League: World League
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 517
Country rank: 139
Score: 44.468
League: World League
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10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Mississippi State University enrolls more than 20,000 students from all 50 states and some 88 countries. The state?s flagship research university, the institution is one of only 108 nationwide carrying the ?very high research activity? classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Carnegie Foundation also has designated MSU as a top ?Community Engagement? university for its efforts in service learning. With the state?s only College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Architecture, MSU is home to the prestigious Bagley College of Engineering, known regionally and nationally as a leader in this field. Mississippi State is the most diverse university in the Southeastern Conference, with an African American population of 20 percent and with recognition as a top 20 ?military friendly? institution. The university offers more than 165 programs leading to baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral degrees. In addition to Veterinary Medicine and Architecture, MSU?s other academic colleges are Agriculture and Life Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; and Forest Resources. Most recently, the MSU?s Mitchell Memorial Library became the host of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, one of only five presidential libraries in the nation housed at a U.S. higher education institution.

Mission Statement

Mississippi State University is a public, land-grant university whose mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state's diverse population, as well as from other states and countries, and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research, and service. Enhancing its historic strengths in agriculture, natural resources, engineering, mathematics, and natural and physical sciences, Mississippi State offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs; these include architecture, the fine arts, business, education, the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and veterinary medicine. The university embraces its role as a major contributor to the economic development of the state through targeted research and the transfer of ideas and technology to the public, supported by faculty and staff relationships with industry, community organizations, and government entities. Building on its land-grant tradition, Mississippi State strategically extends its resources and expertise throughout the entire state for the benefit of Mississippi's citizens, offering access for working and place-bound adult learners through its Meridian Campus, Extension, and distance learning programs. Mississippi State is committed to its tradition of instilling among its students and alumni ideals of diversity, citizenship, leadership, and service.