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Mississippi Valley State University 14000 Highway 82 West Itta Bena, MS 14000 Phone: (662) 254-9041
  • General Information
    About Mississippi Valley State University

    Mississippi Valley State University, located in Leflore County, is a Carnegie Master's I institution, which provides accessible, relevant and quality academic and public service programs. While the University has historically drawn the majority of its students from throughout the Delta, the institution recognizes the need to provide greater services to the south and east Delta areas. MVSU, which recognizes the need to be efficient, effective and productive in all of its operations, offers concentrated study in the arts, business, education, humanities, public services, pre-professional services, social sciences, sciences, social work, and technology. Master's level programs are offered in criminal justice, business administration, teaching, elementary education, special education, environmental health and rural public policy. The University also endeavors to provide additional programs that are vital and unique to the needs of the population it serves. MVSU emphasizes the study and applications of technology, basic and applied research, service learning, health and wellness, and economic and cultural affairs. The University expands its emphasis to incorporate an international focus on governmental, economic and cultural affairs. Out of this concept, the Delta Research and Cultural Institute provides the avenue for faculty and students to engage in theoretical and applied research on subject matter related to the cultural, social, economic and political concerns of the Delta.


    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)
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • 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
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 6,086
      Percent Admitted 30%
      Men Admitted 30%
      Women Admitted 29%
      Full Time Retention Rate 61%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 16 19
        English 15 20
        Math 15 17
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 3,520
      Native American 2
      Asian 7
      African American 3,337
      Hispanic 14
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,971
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 130

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