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Acceptance Rate 69.93%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 22.51%
Applicants 79,027
Admitted 55,263
Enrolled 12,440

Applying To Mississippi Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 69.93% at Mississippi colleges and universities where total 79,027 students have applied and 55,263 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $52.00 and the graduate application fees is $39.17. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Mississippi colleges.
General Admission Information of Mississippi Colleges
Open Admission Policy39 out of 60 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 52.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 39.17
Average Acceptance Rate69.93%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.51%
Average Test Scores1,067 SAT / 65 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 79,027 students (30,387 men and 48,640 women) applied to and 55,263 (20,471 men and 34,792 women) students were accepted to admit Mississippi Colleges. Among them, 5,211 men and 7,229 women were enrolled into Mississippi schools. The average acceptance rate is 69.93% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 22.51%. The table below shows the Mississippi colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Mississippi Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants79,02730,38748,640
Admitted55,26320,47134,792
Enrolled12,4405,2117,229
Acceptance Rate 69.93% 67.37% 71.53%
Enrollment Ratio 22.51% 25.46% 20.78%
[Chart]Mississippi Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Mississippi college, 1,472 students (12.82% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 10,861 students (91.54%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,172 and 25th percentile score is 962. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 75 and 25th percentile score is 54. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Mississippi colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Mississippi Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480.91587.27
SAT Math481.18584.55
ACT Composite18.6925.23
ACT Math17.6223.62
ACT English18.1526.31
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Mississippi Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Mississippi Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Mississippi Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Mississippi State, 32 schools use semester calendar systems and 1 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester32 out of 60 schools
Quarter1 out of 60 schools
Trimester2 out of 60 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 60 schools
Other academic year0 out of 60 schools
Differs by program5 out of 60 schools
Continuous18 out of 60 schools
Un-Known/Other2 out of 60 schools
Next table describes credits that Mississippi colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits32 out of 60 schools
Credits for Life Experiences12 out of 60 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits32 out of 60 schools
Credit for Military Training31 out of 60 schools

Application Requirements

14 Mississippi schools require High School GPA and 16 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 13 Mississippi colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Mississippi colleges.
Admission Checklist for Mississippi Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA141
High School Rank27
High School Record (or Transcript)160
Completion of College Preparatory Program65
Recommendations24
Formal Demonstration of Competencies00
Admission Test Scores132
TOEFL150
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)11