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OPE ID: 00244000
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University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848
General information:  (662) 915-7211
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  22,503 (18,101 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
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Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,683380
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1,235
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,390$9,200$9,566$9,9083.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,390$9,200$9,566$9,9083.6%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$19,852$21,526$22,444$22,7041.2%
Off Campus$19,852$21,526$22,444$22,7041.2%
Off Campus with Family$11,462$12,326$12,878$12,796-0.6%
On Campus$28,858$31,510$33,412$34,7524.0%
Off Campus$28,858$31,510$33,412$34,7524.0%
Off Campus with Family$20,468$22,310$23,846$24,8444.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$7,002
In-state fees$100
Out-of-state tuition$19,050
Out-of-state fees$100
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
  • The Prepaid Tuition Plan is available at the UM Medical Center only.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,03485%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,74477%$20,716,682$7,550
Federal grants88125%$4,032,248$4,577
Pell grants88125%$3,922,498$4,452
Other federal grants2126%$109,750$518
State/local government grant or scholarships99028%$1,700,594$1,718
Institutional grants or scholarships2,15761%$14,983,840$6,947
Student loan aid1,56144%$11,826,969$7,577
Federal student loans1,53643%$9,049,894$5,892
Other student loans2006%$2,777,075$13,885
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,76868%$89,104,934$7,572
Pell grants4,93228%$21,592,272$4,378
Federal student loans7,89745%$56,934,204$7,210
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$12,640$14,409$14,803
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$9,512$10,647$13,678
$30,001 – $48,000$12,126$13,614$13,727
$48,001 – $75,000$15,147$17,369$16,934
$75,001 – $110,000$15,934$18,011$18,546
$110,001 and more$16,439$18,063$20,093
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment22,503
Undergraduate enrollment18,101
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,486
Graduate enrollment4,402
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 44%
Out-of-state: 55%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 74%
Part-time: 26%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 16%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants16,1016,8229,279
Percent admitted81%79%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled29%31%28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480590
SAT Math490590
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2130
ACT Math2027
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 85%
Part-time students: 39%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 60%
8-year: 62%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 56%
Female: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 45%
Asian: 70%
Black or African American: 49%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 42%
Non-resident alien: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies4---
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)711--
Category total1111--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other33d44d9d-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General10571-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology--0-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--2-
Category total162d51d15d-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General138d826-
Business/Managerial Economics4---
Finance, General141---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General63---
Management Information Systems, General28---
Marketing, Other27---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General167---
Real Estate20---
Category total789d1868-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia44---
Radio and Television1---
Category total15511--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General16---
Category total16---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-47d5-
Curriculum and Instruction-88d--
Education, General--8-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-41--
Elementary Education and Teaching190---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education25---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-21d7-
Mathematics Teacher Education12---
Reading Teacher Education-16--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education2---
Social Studies Teacher Education27---
Special Education and Teaching, General5---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---1d
Category total261213d201d
Chemical Engineering19---
Civil Engineering, General29---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering15---
Engineering Science-2812-
Engineering, General6---
Geological/Geophysical Engineering27---
Materials Engineering-02-
Mechanical Engineering42---
Category total1382814-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-7--
English Language and Literature, General9654-
Category total96124-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-10--
Category total-10--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature2---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General9---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-21--
French Language and Literature3---
German Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature11---
Category total3621--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-22--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist25d---
Clinical/Medical Social Work-24--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General93---
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist26d---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator2d2d--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-31d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-1d--
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist---3
Nursing Science--1-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-38--
Pharmaceutical Sciences108616-
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design--1-
Physical Therapy/Therapist--58d-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer59d---
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-61d6d12d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse254---
Category total603d185d298d15d
History, General6653-
Category total6653-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration12422--
Category total12422--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal19---
Category total19-179-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies144---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies34---
Category total178---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1683-
Category total1683-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-0--
Category total-0--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other-6--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science126103-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General235--
Category total149213-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies2---
Category total72--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1015-
Forensic Chemistry17---
Geology/Earth Science, General2---
Physics, General433-
Category total3348-
Psychology, General170108-
Category total170108-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General32---
Social Work122---
Category total154---
Social Sciences
Economics, General1003-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---0d
International Relations and Affairs34---
Political Science and Government, General66114-
Category total1322170d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General16---
Fine/Studio Arts, General423--
Music, General17163-
Category total80193-
Grand total3,39584057316
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • These services and programs are available at the main campus.
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 260
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 40
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 87
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 7
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $5,883
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,085
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $4,382
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,821
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined107114
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1900 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics4/1/1977 -  Pre-Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics2/26/2010 -  Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs7/24/1939 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1930 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/6/1973 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs4/1/1980 - 4/30/2003Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs4/1/1980 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1952 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)3/1/2005 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession121
Drug law violations827290
Liquor law violations191627
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations554450
Liquor law violations1469
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible415
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault122
Motor vehicle theft010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible405
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault011
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate8.0%7.5%8.8%
Number in default296242269
Number in repayment3,6773,2013,030
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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