Strong Education. Strong Outcomes.
Strong Education. Strong Outcomes.
Strong Education. Strong Outcomes.
Record number of degrees awarded in Academic Year 2017-17: 882

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The W is providing various pathways for students to achieve their career goals. Through their higher education experiences at The W, students go on to be problem-solvers of tomorrow.

Highest Degree Completion ratio in state's public university system: 32.5 per full-time student (system average is 20.6)

Highest Degree Completion Ratio

The W continues to develop approaches that enhance retention, the potential for completion and student success. Completion ensures that both the state’s and the student’s investment in higher education is productive, with greater likelihood of reducing student debt and improving career potential.

Average Student Age: 25

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Find your passion at The W. Whether you are looking for flexibility, additional educational opportunities or want to breathe life into a new career, let The W put you on the right path.

84 percent of W students are Mississippians

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The W is a win for the state of Mississippi. The W gives students the skills they need to become the kind of Mississippians who make a difference in their communities and in our state.

35 percent of W students are African-American

A Diverse Student Body

The W’s student body reflects the racial make-up of the state, making it one of the most diverse public universities in the state, providing educational opportunities to all under-represented groups.