Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS 39701
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Mississippi University for Women is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Mississippi. The campus is located in Columbus town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,789 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 217 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 128 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 59%). Every year 44% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Mississippi University for Women's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,514, and fees were $100. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $18,055 and $100 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students2,789
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 37
Bachelor's degree 38 361
Master's degree 5 28
Post-master's certificate 0 2
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 5

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1973 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
12/01/1982 - 06/30/2006
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1979 - 06/30/2006
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1070 to 1200
ACT18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$276/credit
In State Students$276/credit
Out of State Students$756/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$367/credit
In State Students$367/credit
Out of State Students$1,009/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,420 $12,420 $34,020
ADN 70 $19,320 $19,320 $52,920
BSN 125 $34,500 $34,500 $94,500
FNP 50 $18,350 $18,350 $50,450
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Mississippi University for Women's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 42% $5,232
Other Federal Grant 10% $565
State Grant & Scholarships 20% $2,352
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 84% $9,472
Federal Student Loans 44% $5,966
Private Loans 1% $3,750


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,747
$30,001 to $48,000$10,363
$48,001 to $75,000$11,432
$75,001 to $110,000$14,379
Over $110,000$15,838

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Mississippi state board of nursing.
Mississippi University for Women
1100 College Street
Columbus, MS 39701

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