University Of Mississippi Main Campus

University Of Mississippi Main Campus

The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational, research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. It was founded in 1848. The main campus of Ole Miss is situated in Oxford. The university's main campus offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Graduate School
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy

The athletics teams of the university are nicknamed the Ole Miss Rebels. Their official mascot is Colonel Reb. The Rebels compete in the competitive twelve-member Southeastern Conference (West Division) of the NCAA's Division I.

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Contacting University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi Main Campus
Oxford , MS 38677-1848
General Phone: (662) 915-7211

University of Mississippi Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management823business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, MIS, marketing, taxation, ...
Education and Teaching509education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, English teaching, ...
Liberal Arts418area studies, African-American studies, linguistics, Chinese language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, ...
Law191law, legal assistant, court reporting
Family and Social Work174family and consumer science, social work
Media167journalism, communication and journalism
Science152biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling125psychology
Engineering119engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, mechanical engineering, geological engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy110parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, exercise science, health and fitness, dietitian
Security and Law Enforcement104criminal justice and administration, forensic science
Medical Administration101pharmacy courses
Medical Support and Technology77audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Medicine74pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry
Art Studies53visual and performing arts
Real Estate and Construction Management36real estate
Drama and Performing Arts21drama
Computer Science and Engineering17computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy
Fine Arts8art history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for University of Mississippi in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,45068
Master's degree55937
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship8719
Post-master's certificate185
Doctor's degree - professional practice2452

University of Mississippi Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Mississippi had a total enrollment of 15,129 students (14,112 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 14%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 29%
22-24 22%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina2%
(International Students)1%
South Carolina1%

University of Mississippi Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 40 %

University of Mississippi Room and Board (2007)

University of Mississippi offers campus housing for 3,573 of its 14,112 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Oxford, Mississippi for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Mississippi Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Mississippi Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450560
SAT Math460570
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT14%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT85%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Mississippi Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,106
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,468
Room and board $ 7,778
Room charge $ 3,460
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,398
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 4,354

Financial Aid:
University of Mississippi participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 244000)

University of Mississippi Faculty

University of Mississippi has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track11170
Non-tenured and not on tenure track109121

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year47$126,9555$117,945
Associate professorcalendar year21$99,69314$105,090
Assistant professorcalendar year21$76,08616$82,815
Instructorcalendar year5$57,7988$60,219
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year95$105,38544$89,063

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year88$107,16717$91,577
Associate professoracademic year90$78,27767$72,536
Assistant professoracademic year123$62,69674$58,321
Instructoracademic year27$32,75369$35,474
Lectureracademic year4$48,4544$41,400
All faculty totalacademic year332$76,100231$57,774

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Mississippi Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southeastern Conference
Basketball Southeastern Conference
Baseball Southeastern Conference
Track Southeastern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports207494

University of Mississippi Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Area Studies, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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