Mississippi Valley State University

14000 U.S. 82, Mississippi Valley, United States
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Overview of Mississippi Valley State University

About this school

Mississippi Valley State, founded in 1950, is a public university. Its 450-acre campus is located in Itta Bena, 100 miles north of Jackson.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,011
    • Men:804 (40.0%)
    • Women:1,207 (60.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Mississippi Valley State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
1
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
14000 Highway 82 West
City, State, Zip
Itta Bena, MS  38941-1400
Phone
(662) 254-3347
Fax
(662) 254-7900
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not available

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
2.5 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 2,605 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 1,525 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 1,080 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
587 (27%) of 2,200 admitted students enrolled
Women
334 (25%) of 1,348 admitted students enrolled
Men
253 (30%) of 852 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.86
375 And Above
4%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
34%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18 average |15-19 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
7%
• Score 18 - 23
33%
• Score 12 - 17
59%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $6,442 (39.75070961372331%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,764 (47.9081821547575%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (9.255831173639393%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $500 (3.0852770578797974%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Mississippi Valley State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On or about July 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002424
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


120

Part-Time Faculty


52

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


43%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
180,961

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
285
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Mississippi Valley State University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


60.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


27%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


31.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (26)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Public Administration
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Bioinformatics
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


2,049

Nearest Metropolitan Area


450 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
112 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
150 mile(s) from campus in Memphis
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Greenwood
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Greenwood

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


46% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


46%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Delta Devils
School Colors
Green and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, softball, tennis, track and field

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Mississippi Valley State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, baptist student union, black student fellowship, national education association

Sororities


4% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,744

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,011
Women
1,207
Men
804

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.2% Asian
  • 86.7% Black/African-American
  • 0.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 3.0% White
  • 3.6% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


444

Student Resources

Study resources