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Mississippi University for Women
Mississippi University for Women 1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701 Phone: (662) 329-4750
  • General Information
    About Mississippi University for Women

    A Carnegie Master’s II public institution, Mississippi University for Women provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate education for women and men in a variety of liberal arts and professional programs, while maintaining its historic commitment to academic and leadership development for women. MUW provides education in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Sciences, College of Nursing and Speech Language Pathology, and School of Professional Studies, utilizing small classes and emphasizing a personalized learning environment. The graduates of MUW are prepared for competitive careers and excellent graduate and professional schools. MUW provides educational opportunities throughout Mississippi and the United States while addressing the unique educational and public service needs of northeast Mississippi and adjoining counties in northwest Alabama.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,376
    Percent Admitted 42%
    Men Admitted 41%
    Women Admitted 42%
    Full Time Retention Rate 68%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 420 570
      Math 500 590
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 24
      English 19 25
      Math 16 21
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,967
    Native American 13.0
    Asian 65.0
    African American 1,032.0
    Hispanic 25.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,881
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 83

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