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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  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 1,517 undergraduate students. The Mississippi Valley State acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Business, Social Work and Youth Services, and Sport and Fitness Management. Graduating 29% of students, Mississippi Valley State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,900.
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941
About Mississippi Valley State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

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.

Mississippi Valley State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,768/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,305/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,517Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
413
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
87%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Interesting/different individuals
    59%
  • Ok
    27%
  • Ratchet
    14%

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
$23,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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The one thing I truly enjoy the most about Mississippi Valley State University is the community within the university! Everyone is so welcoming and joyful, moreover in the STEM department. I haven't met anyone different.
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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!
Mississippi Valley State University popularly known as “the valley ” is a great place to be. I call it “a black school with a difference” Students of different diversities come to the school. Everyone gets to know each other’s way of life and culture and also learn new things like braiding hair, cooking, playing football.
The valley is also a very good place for upcoming athletes. The security in the school is all good. Getting good grades is also very easy in the valley. Well trained professors are employed by the school.
The valley is a good place for learning and enjoyment