Academics

Location
Jackson, MS
Undergrads
5,506
Tuition (in-state)
$14,576 ($5,888)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Academics: Everyone see it as a great way to stay healthy

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm a Earth Science major the workload is fair most of the time, but some of the professors are hard to understand.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There is a variety of courses

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It can be better in the classroom

4 College Freshman

Academics: They have good study areas. The curriculum is fine. It can be challenging at times but it is fair. I would like to be challenged more so I am going to get in the Honors College.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 521st
    Best Online Course Options
  • 627th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 766th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 854th
    Most Available Classes
  • 910th
    Most Manageable Workloads

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Academics are an important factor in the college experience for the students, community, and university. Academics reflect on how well the professors are doing their jobs and the amount the students are maintaining. Professors are demanding and believe their classes are the only important classes on campus. Your lectures and workloads only support this theory. At least 70 percent of the professors have an advanced degree. a low student-teacher ratio allows the student to maintain close relationships with their professors.

The University offers online classes to assist the campus community. Online classes are helpful for students who may not be able to commute back and forth to campus, nontraditional students who have outside careers and family, or students who have a heavy load. All classes are not offered online, though, so be sure to check course offerings.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
18:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
378
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
139
Total FT Faculty
378
Faculty with Terminal Degree
70%
Average Faculty Salary
$59,572
Full-Time Retention Rate
73%
Part-Time Retention Rate
77%
Transfer-Out Rate
32%
Graduation Rate
45%
Programs/Majors Offered
58
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Public Service
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Other
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 3%
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other: 4%
  • Social Work: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Online Courses
Yes, but not all courses are available.
Best Places to Study
  • Dorm study rooms
  • Library
  • Student center
  • Student lounge
Tips to Succeed
  • Always have a back up plan with everything.
  • Become independent.
  • Get to know your professors, deans, and advisers.
  • Join campus organizations.
  • Learn the true meaning of friendship.
  • Network.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Spend a little, save a lot.
  • Stay focused.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 28 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 31 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 71% Walter Peyton
  • 29% Vivian Brown

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