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Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University Overview

Mississippi Valley State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Itta Bena, MS. Mississippi Valley State University was founded in 1946 and enrolls around 2,064 students a year, including 1,714 undergraduates. Mississippi Valley State University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,509 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. On the weekends, about 15% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Involvement at Mississippi Valley State University

Love music or performing? At Mississippi Valley State University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Mississippi Valley State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Mississippi Valley State University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Mississippi Valley State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Mississippi Valley State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Mississippi Valley State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.9
In-State Tuition $6,726
Out-of-State $6,726

Is Mississippi Valley State University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer look at what Mississippi Valley State University offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Mississippi Valley State University

It is not difficult to get into Mississippi Valley State University. Mississippi Valley State University admitted 79% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,155 students applied to Mississippi Valley State University and 2,480 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mississippi Valley State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 59% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Mississippi Valley State Universityare still enrolled the next year. Around 27% of students who started at Mississippi Valley State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Mississippi Valley State University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Mississippi Valley State University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 40% of graduates from Mississippi Valley State University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent Mississippi Valley State University grads is $30,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Mississippi Valley State University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Mississippi Valley State University's endowment was $3.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Mississippi Valley State University spends about $5,032 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Mississippi Valley State University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Mississippi Valley State University's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Mississippi Valley State University.

Based on this information, does Mississippi Valley State University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Mississippi Valley State University a good school for you?

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Where is Mississippi Valley State University Located?

Mississippi Valley State University is located in the small town setting of Itta Bena, MS.

If you would like to see Mississippi Valley State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 82 to Itta Bena, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Jackson-Evers International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Mississippi Valley State University and Itta Bena are like without leaving home.

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College Info

14000 Highway 82 West Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400

Campus Setting: Small Town

Mississippi Valley State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mississippi Valley State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mississippi Valley State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Mississippi Valley State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

14 - 18

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

18 and Above

Good

14 to 18

Avg

14 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mississippi Valley State University is 17. Students with an ACT score of 18 and above have a good chance of getting into Mississippi Valley State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 14 and 18 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 14 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Mississippi Valley State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Mississippi Valley State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$14,744

In State

$14,744

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,726
$6,726
Fees
$20
$20
Housing
$7,998
$7,998
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Mississippi Valley State University is like? There are approximately 2,064 students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University, including 1,714 undergraduate students and 350 graduate students. 66% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from MS and 24% percent of students are from other states.

66%

Full Time

34%

Part Time

76%

In State

24%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,064

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,746

Out-of-State

$6,746

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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