We were chartered as Industrial Institute & College by the State of Mississippi. First state-supported college for women in the United States. It was constructed on the site of Columbus Female Institute, a private college that predates the Civil War.
University accepts first male student.
Today, 17% of our students are men, and that number is growing every year.
Our average class size is about 14 students. That means you'll get the individual attention you need. And ALL of our classes are taught by qualified instructors, not graduate students.
We have students from 10 countries.
Last year, we awarded approximately
And provided over
to the economy of Mississippi.
There's more to The W than you might think. We call it "The Wow Factor."
The 'Wow' Factor has been a part of The W since its 1884 beginning, when it was founded on the radical idea that women should have the opportunity for a higher education. Today, The W continues its historic focus on academic leadership development for women, as well as its long tradition of excellence in liberal arts and professional education for both women and men. The W prepares our students for a wide variety of roles, both professionally and personally.
What can you expect from The W? You can expect the best! Find out more about academics, campus life, as well as tuition and aid. Learn More
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The W has a beautiful, historic campus, home to 23 Mississippi landmarks. Visit the campus in Columbus and see for yourself! Schedule a Visit
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Since 1929, MUW has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees. Find Out More
Every 10 years, The W must apply for reaffirmation of accreditation. That reaffirmation process is going on now and will end in 2014. Learn More
The Quality Enhancement Plan is a SACSCOC core requirement that aims to transform student learning on campus. Learn More
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1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439