Acceptance Rate 76.8%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 19.64%
Applicants 75,975
Admitted 58,352
Enrolled 11,463

Applying To Mississippi Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 76.8% at Mississippi colleges and universities where total 75,975 students have applied and 58,352 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $52.00 and the graduate application fees is $39.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Mississippi colleges.
General Admission Information of Mississippi Colleges
Open Admission Policy39 out of 60 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 52.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 39.00
Average Acceptance Rate76.8%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.64%
Average Test Scores1,067 SAT / 21 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 75,975 students (27,167 men and 48,808 women) applied to and 58,352 (20,893 men and 37,459 women) students were accepted to admit Mississippi Colleges. Among them, 4,615 men and 6,848 women were enrolled into Mississippi schools. The average acceptance rate is 76.80% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 19.64%. The table below shows the Mississippi colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Mississippi Colleges (2021-2022)
Acceptance Rate 76.80% 76.91% 76.75%
Enrollment Ratio 19.64% 22.09% 18.28%
[Chart]Mississippi Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Mississippi college, 1,299 students (10.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 9,831 students (91.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,164 and 25th percentile score is 970. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 72 and 25th percentile score is 52. 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 Writing492.00578.00
SAT Math478.00586.00
ACT Composite18.0024.00
ACT Math17.0023.00
ACT English17.0025.00
[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

15 Mississippi schools require High School GPA and 17 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
High School GPA151
High School Rank27
High School Record (or Transcript)170
Completion of College Preparatory Program65
Formal Demonstration of Competencies00
Admission Test Scores131
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)11