University of Mississippi

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School Overview

The University of Mississippi, often referred to as “Ole Miss”, is a publicly funded and operated, co-ed, research university located in the college town of Oxford, Mississippi. In addition to its main campus in Oxford, the University has satellite campuses (four in total) located in the cities of Southhaven, Booneville, Tupelo, and Grenada. Ole Miss is also home to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), the health sciences campus located in Jackson and the only academic health science center in Mississippi.

Ole Miss is one of only a handful of space-grant and sea-grant higher education institutions in the United States. About two-thirds of students who attend Ole Miss are from the state of Mississippi. The remaining one-third come from across the United States and over 74 foreign countries. With a total annual enrollment of roughly 22,000 students, Ole Miss is the largest university in the state. 17,000 of the school’s students attend its main campus in Oxford, and roughly 4,000 attend one of its other four branch campuses. The University has a pretty diverse student population.


Between the university’s five campuses, Ole Miss employs nearly 3,300 full-time employees. Ole Miss is the largest employer in the region and contributes quite a bit to the local economy. Eight of ten faculty at Ole Miss have either a doctoral degree or terminal degree in their academic field of expertise. The student-to-faculty ratio at Ole Miss is about 18:1–not bad for such a large school–and most classes have 20 students or less.

Ole Miss offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in many academic fields and disciplines. Some of the more popular fields of study at Ole Miss include Elementary Education and Teaching; Finance; Marketing/Marketing Management; Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Business Administration and Management. Over 80% of freshmen return to Ole Miss after their first year at the University.

Academic Schools and Colleges

Academic schools and colleges at Ole Miss, located at the university’s main campus in Oxford, and responsible for granting undergraduate and graduate degrees.

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Graduate School
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Education
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Law
  • School of Journalism and New Media

Ole Miss also has several academic colleges that operate through the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson. These include the following:

  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing (with a division also at the Oxford campus)
  • School of Health Related Professions
  • School of Medicine

UMMC is the only medical education center in Mississippi. It is also a world-renowned research institution. It is where the world’s first human lung transplant surgery was performed. In 1964, researchers at UMMC also performed the first heart transplant from an animal (chimpanzee) to a human. Other research projects addressed at the center include freshwater ecosystems and medical marijuana. In fact, the center runs the only legal medical marijuana farm in the nation.

General Information

Admission Office

145 Martindale

PO BOX 1848

University, MS 38677-1848

(662) 915-7226

(800) 653-6477

Fax: (662) 915-5869

Contact: Charlotte Fant

Director of Admissions and Registrar
Main Address

PO Box 1848

University, MS 38677-1848

(662) 915-7226

Total undergrads: 12,762

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,377

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,609

Graduate enrollment: 1,865


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Out-of-state application fee: $50

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 83%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Southern Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Geological Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistant B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Forensic Technologies B
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Mississippi Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(662) 915-7211
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:Oxford, Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:23,610
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:18,019 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,744
Out-of-state Tuition:$22,012
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,721

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Mississippi Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Mississippi.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2210
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1032
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters121
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics72
Health Professions and Related Programs31075
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies231
Philosophy and Religious Studies21
Physical Sciences422
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences2542
Visual and Performing Arts421
Grand total6744432

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Mississippi.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Health Professions and Related Programs1532
Grand total1682

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Mississippi and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,35786%
Grant or scholarship aid3,06278%$8,721
Student loan aid1,59441%$8,385

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid13,10070%$8,624
Federal student loans8,09143%$6,887

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Mississippi. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Mississippi students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants17,9187,40410,514
Percent admitted100%77%79%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%23%21%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Mississippi Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment23,610
Undergraduate enrollment19,213
Graduate enrollment4,397

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Mississippi Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (School of Health Related Professions)
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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