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Study at Mississippi University For Women

Mississippi University for Women, also known as MUW, was established in 1884. It was initially known as the Industrial Institute and College, and was given its present name in the year 1974. MUW is a public coeducational university located in Columbus, Mississippi. The campus of the university comprises more than 23 buildings. The institution provides various graduate, undergraduate, and professional degrees. In addition, distance education and continuing education programs are also offered. The college also provides opportunities for studying abroad. The Student Enrolment consists of an impressive number of international students as well. MUW is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Sciences
  • College of Nursing and Speech Language Pathology
  • Culinary Arts Institute
Mississippi University for Women's athletics department aims at maintaining an active sports life and fields several intramural sports teams. The university is also home to a number of clubs and organizations. These include the Greek societies of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Beta Kappa Tau, and Xi Delta Omega.

Profile of Mississippi University For Women

Mississippi Valley State is in a self-contained town, in Columbus, MS. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Mississippi Valley State earn degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include art studies and nursing and emergency medicine.

Mississippi Valley State Selectivity

Mississippi Valley State does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to the school in 2007, 46% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 380 to 560 for students at Mississippi Valley State. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 480 and 570. The school attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Mississippi Valley State does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Mississippi Valley State, in 2007, had 2, 379 students (1, 991 full-time equivalent). The Student Enrolment at the school is essentially female.

Student Life

Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans.

Mississippi Valley State Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find Mississippi Valley State to be more affordable than many of its peers.

Mississippi Valley State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine162registered nursing
Education and Teaching100elementary school teaching, health teaching, reading teaching, secondary teaching, gifted and talended education, art education, music teaching, curriculum and instruction
Business and Management39business management, accounting
Liberal Arts38English, social services, history, Spanish language, political science
Family and Social Work25family systems
Medical Support and Technology23speech pathology
Therapy and Counselling20psychology, music therapy
Cooking and Culinary Arts16culinary arts services
Law14legal assistant
Media14communication studies
Art Studies14visual and performing arts
Science12biology, bacteriology, physical sciences, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8health and physical Education

Contact: Mississippi Valley State

Mississippi University For Women

1100 College Street

Columbus, MS 39701

General Phone: (662) 329-4750


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