Mississippi University for Women continues to lead the state’s public university system with the highest degree completion.
The W reported a 32.8% degree completion ratio per 100 undergraduate full-time equivalent students, compared to the IHL System’s overall average of 21.2.
“The ultimate measure of our success is our graduates. We are proud of the part we play in raising the educational attainment level of our state. Strong relationships with community colleges whose students transfer to complete their education at The W are key to our success,” said President Nora Miller.
Seventy-five percent of full-time students completed 24 credit hours within one academic year at The W, which is the third highest among universities in the state’s public university system.
“Today’s students are focused on their goals and their future careers. Our advisers, navigators and Student Success Center are key to helping students find their way,” Miller added.
From 2009-2018, The W increased the number of undergraduate degrees awarded by 83%. Since 2014, The W increased the number of undergraduate degrees by 22%.
In the 2016-2017 EAC Report Card, The W was the leader of the state’s universities with a 31.8% degree completion ratio per 100 full-time students.
The W has consistently received national recognition for the quality of its education and workplace environment, including accolades from U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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July 22, 2019
Contact: Tyler Wheat