Mississippi State University

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MSU was founded in 1878 and is one of the largest public universities in the Southeastern United States. MSU, or the "People’s University", promotes learning, service, and research. We are famous for research in engineering, forest resources, veterinary medicine, agriculture, business, and architecture, with strong programs in the humanities fields. MSU is a guns-free campus and hosts its own Police Department.

Our university:

  • enrolls approximately 21,000 students.
  • ranks among the nation’s Top 100 research institutions according to The National Science Foundation.
  • ranks among the top 50 best colleges in the south in Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” 2017 listing.
  • three of MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering disciplines are rated in the National Science Foundation’s top 50 for research and development expenditures, including mechanical at 24th, aeronautical and astronautical at 37th, and electrical at 49th.
  • ranks 64th nationally for total research and development expenditures and 59th among non-medical institutions.
  • is recognized as one of the most influential institutions in entrepreneurship research, Mississippi State is ranked by the Journal of Small Business as 6th in the world for the impact of its entrepreneurship research.
  • touts recipients of some of the world’s most prestigious and celebrated scholarships, including Rhodes, Truman, Goldwater and Gates Cambridge.
  • places sixth nationally for R&D expenditures in agricultural sciences among public and private institutions by The National Science Foundation. MSU has ranked among the Top 10 in this category for two decades.

Please visit About MSU for more information.