Graduates at Commencement Ceremony

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women awarded approximately 882 degrees in 2016-17, the largest number in its history. This number is up from 864 degrees awarded the previous year.

The W has the highest degree completion ratio in the state’s public university system, graduating students at the rate of 32.5 per full-time student. The system average is 20.6.

MUW President Jim Borsig said, “Each degree earned forever changes that graduate’s future, strengthens their family and improves the resilience of Mississippi’s economy. I want to thank our outstanding faculty and staff for their commitment to helping our students succeed academically and in life.”         

The university’s current faculty-to-student ratio is 14:1. 

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 Magazine and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Aug. 22, 2017

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