Facts & Statistics
The University of Mississippi is alive with a history of leadership and excellence that chronicles the development of the state and its people. Known affectionately as Ole Miss, Mississippi's flagship university has helped improve life for all Mississippians through its missions of education, research and service for more than 160 years, achieving many firsts and noteworthy accomplishments along the way.View Mini Fact Book (PDF) Institutional Research, Effectiveness & Planning
Total enrollment on all University of Mississippi campuses, including the UM Medical Center, was 24,248 for the 2016-2017 academic year. Nearly 56% of incoming students are from Mississippi, and 31% of students are minorities.
- Enrollment for Fall 2016 is at an all-time high, with a total of 24,248 students—an increase of 410 students or 1.7% over last fall.
- 2,990 students are enrolled at the UM Medical Center in Jackson.
- Enrollment has grown by an astounding 40.5% over the past decade, and by 13.1% in the past five years alone.
- For this year's freshmen class, the average ACT score is 25.2 and overall high school GPA is 3.57 both of which are the highest in UM history.
- Demand remains strong at UM's regional campuses: Tupelo (678 students), DeSoto (648 students), Booneville (76 students), and Grenada (101 students).
- UM's first year retention rate has increased drastically from 80.8% for the 2011 cohort to 85.3% for the 2015 cohort.
- Four-year graduation rate for new freshman is at an all-time time high of 43.8%
- View the Quick Facts about UM or the Fast Facts about all the schools in the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning (PDF).
|Operating Budget||$2.448 billion
|Total Endowment||$606 million
|Externally Funded Research & Sponsored Projects||$114.4 million
|Financial Aid||$272 million