Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU)

Itta Bena, MS

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Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University Student Essentials

Mississippi Valley State University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Delta Devils/Devilettes
Nickname: MVSU
Website: www.mvsu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $5,703
Out-of-State Tuition: $5,703
Retention Rate: 61%
Enrollment: 2,947
Year Established: 1950

About MVSU

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.

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MVSU Map & Location

Mississippi Valley State University
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941


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Getting Around MVSU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Itta Bena, MS

Winter
Dec
54
37
Jan
52
34
Feb
56
38
Spring
Mar
65
45
Apr
74
54
May
82
63
Summer
Jun
88
70
Jul
91
73
Aug
92
72
Fall
Sep
86
65
Oct
76
55
Nov
65
44

MVSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,536
Freshman Class 387
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,947

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 91%
  • Caucasian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 1%
African American 91%
Caucasian 3%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 53%
Men 47%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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Mississippi Valley State University

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