Student Population at Mississippi State
A total of 23,086 students have enrolled at Mississippi State University - 18,584 undergraduate and 4,502 graduate.
By gender, 11,264 male and 11,822 female students are attending Mississippi State University. By attendance status, there are 18,862 full-time students and 4,224 part-time students.
The number of students at Mississippi State University is very large compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in Mississippi. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, its population is relatively small (average population is 28,172).
Mississippi State University offers online degree/certificate programs and 3,808 students enrolled in online programs.
Enrollment Comparison Chart
The below chart compares the student population between Mississippi State University and similar colleges.
Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status
By gender, there are 11,264 male and 11,822 female students attending Mississippi State. The male-to-female student ratio is 0.95 to 1 and the ratio is than national average (the national average is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status at Mississippi State.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
By race/ethnicity, there are 16,435 White students (71.19%) and 3,772 Black or African American students (16.34%) at Mississippi State University(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Mississippi State University.
|American Indian or Alaska Native||102||42||60|
|Black or African American||3,085||1,387||1,698|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||16||10||6|
|Two or More Races||447||218||229|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||22||7||15|
|Black or African American||687||192||495|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2||1||1|
|Two or More Races||69||24||45|
Enrollment by Student Age
By age, there are 18,309 students whose age under twenty five and 2,808 students whose age is over thirty years old at Mississippi State University.
Especially, 93 students are younger than eighteen and 27 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Mississippi State University.
|65 and over||8||5||3|
|65 and over||19||14||5|
Online Student Population
At Mississippi State University, 9,823 students (42.55% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 3,808 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 2,431 students live in Mississippi where Mississippi State University is located in and 1,344 students have enrolled from other states.
|Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes||3,808||1,730||2,078|
|Enrolled Some in Online Classes||6,015||5,681||334|
|Not Enrolled in Online Classes||13,263||11,173||2,090|
|Total (Enrolled Excl.)||3,808||1,730||2,078|
|Other State in U.S.||1,344||424||920|
|Outside of U.S.||33||4||29|