175+ programs leading to a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree
22 pre-professional programs
Average entering freshman GPA for Fall 2019: 3.78
Average entering ACT score for Fall 2019: 26.1
Average entering SAT score for Fall 2019: 1230
#1 in the SEC in social science research expenditures (for seven consecutive years) according to the National Science Foundation
Top 15 in the nation in agricultural science Research according to the National Science Foundation
#6 worldwide for entrepreneurship research – Journal of Small Business Management
1 of 13 land-, sea- and space-grant institutions nationwide
1,700 Shackouls Honors College students in Fall 2018
Pathfinders Program to help students successfully transition to college
At MSU’s Career Day events, hundreds of potential employers recruit for co-op, internship and full-time positions.
Our Academic and Career Planning Class, the Strong Interest Inventory and our Career Center can help students discover exciting career paths.
The Career Center’s Resume Writing & Review service and Mock Interviews help students prepare for the next step.
The E-Center works with students to form more than 100 new startups annually. In the last two years, several of these companies have together raised more than $1.5 million to help these students step off the graduation stage into a job they created.
Community and Student Life
22,000+ students, from every state and 80 countries
4,200-acre campus, founded in 1878
Numerous Living-Learning Communities within 15+ furnished residence halls – 7 of which have private baths constructed since 2005
20+ dining options on campus, including Chick-fil-A, The Fresh Food Company, The Marketplace at Perry, and Provisions on Demand (PODs)
Hundreds of student organizations – from Fraternity and Sorority life and intramural to improv comedy and eSports
Starkville named in the “Top 25 Best College Towns and Cities in America 2019” – WalletHub
Southeastern Conference Sports
8 varsity women’s teams
6 varsity men’s teams
In 2019, State’s baseball team made it to the College World Series for the 11th time in MSU history.
An MSU Record, 13 teams made the post-season during the 2019-2019 season: football, softball, baseball, soccer, men’s tennis, and men’s and women’s teams for basketball, golf, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field.
MSU claimed 2 SEC championships in 2019 – in women’s basketball and men’s tennis.
The Bulldogs placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Javelin at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
In the 2019 season, our football team scored its tenth straight bowl game.