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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Mississippi Valley State is a public university located in Mississippi Valley State University, Mississippi. As a historically black college, Mississippi Valley State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,667 undergraduate students. The Mississippi Valley State acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Social Work and Youth Services, Kindergarten and Preschool Education, and Sport and Fitness Management. Graduating 30% of students, Mississippi Valley State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,800.
About Mississippi Valley State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941
Website

Mississippi Valley State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
16-19
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$13,419/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,667/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,953/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,302/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,004/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,667Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Interesting/different individuals
    57%
  • Ok
    26%
  • Ratchet
    13%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.36 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Calm
    33%
  • Successful
    29%
  • Peacful
    19%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Horrendous
    5%
  • Neutral
    5%
  • Wild
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$22,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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Mississippi Valley State University Reviews

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The school is amazing, I love the professors and unlike many schools tutoring can be provided by your professors also. Everyone is treated like family here and from the first day I stepped on campus I haven't been disappointed. I would recommend any eager to learn students to think about attending here, they will not regret it!
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As an Alumni, Mississippi Valley provided me opportunity to be in a diverse yet close net social and educational environment that is conducive to exceptional teaching. My overall experience was great. I earned my degree in psychology and went on to pursue a masters in Educational psychology. I was encouraged by the professors to continue my education. They were willing to work with the students whatever the task may be,that gave me confidence. After graduating , I was able to obtain a job in my chosen field in less than 3 months. The campus is located in the delta, therefore it is a lot of space to roam and enjoy. Mississippi Valley has great band that are known for classical and showmanship. It is one of the youngest historically black
colleges in Mississippi.
At Valley its pretty much basic for campus life but the academics part is good. It could more diverse and have better food but they do what they can. The party scene is pretty much always be the same, predicable. But my friends and I try to make the best of it. I like the store around the campus because they do not close until 12 which is super awesome for us as students. As well as the Walmart that comes and take the students to Walmart, which is a God send because alot of students do not have cars or have gas money. But overall it would be better for the school to get the students more hyped about being in college and do something special for the good kids that never get in trouble.