Best Colleges in America 2022
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Overall Score: 59.59

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS http://www.msstate.edu/

Costs

Est. full price 2022-2023
$26,600
% of students who get any grants
86%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$17,300
Average price for low-income students
$13,030

Admissions

Acceptance rate
80%
Median SAT/ACT score
1180/21
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Undergraduate enrollment
18,390

Financial Aid

% of students with need who get grants
95%
% of need met
55%
% of students who get merit grants
13%
Average merit grant
$4,940

Student Success

Graduation rate
60%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Median student debt
$22,500
Early career earnings
$46,140
% earning more than a high school grad
64%

Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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