Current Honors

U.S. News & World Report

USNWR

Top Public Southern Regional Universities

2022 – #18
Previous years: 2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014

Best Regional Universities in the South

2022 – #26 overall, #10 public universities
Previous years: 2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014

Best Value Schools in the South

2022 – #4 overall, #1 public universities
Previous years: 2021; 2020; 2019; 2018

Best Colleges for Veterans in Regional Universities (South)

2022 – #9 overall; #6 public universities
Previous years: 2021; 2020; 2015

Least Debt in Regional Universities (South)

2022 – #1
Previous years: 2021

Top Performers on Social Mobility in Regional Universities (South)

2022 – #9 overall; #2 public universities
Previous years: 2021; 2020

Economic Diversity in Regional Universities (South)

2022 – #37 overall; #19 public universities
Previous years: 2021; 2020

Campus Ethnic Diversity in Regional Universities (South)

2022 – #30 overall; #14 public universities
Previous years: 2021; 2020

Best Undergraduate Teaching
Previous years: 2021

According to U.S. News & World Report, its overall rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality. They allow individuals to compare at a glance the relative quality of U.S. institutions based on widely accepted indicators of excellence such as first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the faculty.

U.S. News & World Report Honors


Washington Monthly

Washington Monthly

Best Public Master’s Universities (National)

2022 – #280 overall; #132 public universities
Previous years: 2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2010

Best Public Master’s Universities (South)

2022 – #44 overall; #21 public universities
Previous years: 2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2010

Best Bang for the Buck Universities (South)

2022 – #58 overall; #33 public universities
Previous years: 2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015

Washington Monthly ranks four-year schools (national universities, liberal arts colleges, baccalaureate colleges and master’s universities) based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories. Those categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs) and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

Washington Monthly Honors


Intelligent.com

Best Master’s in Creative Writing

2023 – #4 in the nation; Best Student-Faculty Ratio
Previous years: 2022

Best Online Master’s in Creative Writing

2023 – #9 in the nation, Best Scholarships
Previous years: 2022; 2021; 2020

Best RN to BSN Programs

2023 – #17 in the Nation; Best in the South
Previous years: 2022

Top Online Bachelor’s in Public Health Programs

2023 – #23

Best Online RN to BSN Programs
Previous years: 2022; 2021; 2020

For the fourth year in a row, The W’s MFA in Creative Writing and RN-to-BSN program received a top rankings in Intelligent.com’s Best Programs list.

The Creative Writing program ranked number four in the nation in master’s in creative writing degrees and number nine in the nation in in online MFA programs. The program was also recognized for Best Scholarships and Best Student-Faculty Ratio. The RN-to-BSN ranked No. 17 in the nation, and was awarded the Best in the South recognition. The Bachelor’s in Public Health Education ranked No. 23 in online programs. The list is produced by Intelligent.com. The website assessed 1,604 accredited colleges and university and selected Mississippi University for Women based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Great Colleges to Work For

Best Colleges to Work For

2022* – Honor Roll
Previous years: 2022*; 2021; 2020; 2019*; 2018*; 2017*; 2016*; 2015*; 2014*; 2013*
(*Honor Roll)

For nine consecutive years, Mississippi University for Women has been one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by the Great Colleges to Work For® program.

The results, released today in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 196 colleges and universities. In all, 70 of the 196 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies with The W included among the small universities.

Best College to Work For Honors


Military Friendly® Schools

Military Friendly® Schools 21-22

Mississippi University for Women has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 750 earning the designation.


Additional Honors

#1 Most Affordable Online MFA in Creative Writing Degree (National) – CollegeChoice.net, 2022
#1 Best Affordable Online Master’s in Creative Writing (National) – BestMastersDegrees.com, 2022
#1 Best RN Programs in Mississippi – RegisteredNursing.org, 2023
#9 Top Online RN-to-BSN Programs (National) – Learn.org, 2022
#2 Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Public Health (National) – Learn.org, 2022
#3 Best Online Secondary Education Degree Programs (National) – Learn.org, 2022
#4 Best Online Master’s Degree in Public Health Programs (National) – Learn.org 2022
#14 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree in Business (National) – Learn.org 2022
#28 Best MBA Programs Online (National) – Learn.org 2022

Previous Honors

Phi Theta Kappa

Transfer Honor Roll (2018)

Community Service Honor Roll

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

4 Consecutive Awards