MVSU Description

Located in Itta Benna, Mississippi, Mississippi Valley State University is a historically black four-year college that offers an equal number of academic and professional programs.

Academics in MVSU’s arts and sciences department feature such subject areas as social sciences, fine and performing arts, math, natural sciences and literature and languages.

Equally balanced with professional studies, MVSU also offers teacher education as well as degrees in social work, business, criminal justice and ROTC.

Graduate programs are also offered in business administration, environmental health, public policy and several other fields.

Campus life provides a sufficient number of extracurricular and cultural activities, with religious, professional, music and theatre organizations as well as a student government association and school newspaper.

Admissions requirements include submission of transcripts and ACT or SAT scores.

Tuition is substantially lower for Mississippi state residents and need and merit-based financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Quick Facts about Mississippi Valley State University

Region

Southeast

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascots

Delta Devils (men), Devilettes (women)

Nickname

MVSU

Website

www.mvsu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$5,232

Out-of-State Tuition

$13,080

Retention Rate

53%

Enrollment

2,939

Year Established

1950

MVSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
2,513
Freshman Class
387
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
2,939

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
86%
Graduate
14%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
77%
Part-Time
23%

Gender of Students

Women
53%
Men
47%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
93%
Caucasian
3%
Other
4%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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