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
Enrollment for Fall 2015 is at an all-time high, with a total of 23,838 students -- an increase of 742 students or 3.2% over last fall.
- Enrollment has grown by an astounding 38% over the past decade, and by 14% in the past five years alone.
- UM's First Year retention rate has increased drastically from 80.8% in for the 2011 cohort to 86.5% for the latest cohort.
- A record 3,011 students are enrolled at the UM Medical Center in Jackson, up by 27 students over last fall.
- For this year's freshmen class, the average ACT score is 24.7 and Overall High School GPA is 3.54 both of which are the highest in UM history.
- Demand remains strong at UM's Regional Campuses: Tupelo (662 students), DeSoto (653 students), Booneville (61 students), and Grenada (109 students).
- 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