Mississippi State University Top Rankings

Mississippi State University is a leading land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, USA.

Mississippi State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctoral degrees. In addition, specific programs are accredited by the following organizations: Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology; Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education; American Animal Hospital Association; The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; American Chemical Society; American Psychological Association; American Society of Landscape Architects; American Veterinary Medical Association; etc.

University Rankings:

- Mississippi State University is placed among the top tier national universities (ranked 151st) by US News 2011.

- Ranked #18 in Forbes magazine's "America's Best College Buys" in 2009.

- Mississippi State is placed among the top 100 universities in a national magazine ranking based on "what colleges are doing for the country". It is rated 82nd among some 240 major public and private institutions in the Washington Monthly's third annual survey (2007).

- According to the National Science Foundation, Mississippi State is rated 58th among public universities in total research and development expenditures, which include all funds used in the operation of a research project. It continues to hold the eighth spot in agricultural expenditures at all universities and colleges with $57.9 million reported in 1999, ahead of Texas A&M, Louisiana State and Cornell universities, among others. In engineering expenditures, the university is placed 37th among all universities. With $30.7 million in expenditures, Mississippi State ranked ahead of Clemson, Rutgers and the universities of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.

- The University is placed among the top 15 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees in both engineering and education to African-Americans, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

- Mississippi State University is placed among the nation's 100 "Baccalaureate Bargains" for 2002, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine (2003).

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