Mississippi University for Women was recently named to Money.com’s “America’s Best Colleges” list.

Using a star system, The W received 4 stars out of a possible 5 stars.

To establish the ranking, Money.com reviewed more than 2,400 four-year public and private nonprofit colleges across to country. A total of 736 colleges across the U.S. were named to Money’s list. The site offers a practical analysis of more than 700 four-year colleges, focusing on affordability and student outcomes. Money.com ranked the university and colleges on 26 factors in the three categories of quality education, affordability and outcomes.

“We are pleased to receive this recognition from Money.com.  Today’s students look at many factors when deciding if and where to attend college.  Money.com’s rating encompasses these key factors.  Quality and affordability matter,” said President Nora Miller.

Money.com stated, “While the underlying methodology is similar to previous years, the new rating system can help families with their college search by highlighting the variety (and diversity) of high-value colleges in the U.S. We hope the ratings show that, depending on your individual characteristics, priorities and goals, there may be multiple top colleges to consider.

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The W ranks among the best in the region for best value and social mobility according to U.S. News & World Report. The 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranked the university No. 1 for Best Value Schools among public southern regional universities and No. 4 among Regional Universities (South). The university also was ranked No. 2 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among public southern regional universities. Social Mobility measures the extent universities and colleges enrolled and graduated students who received Pell Grant. The W was ranked in the top 10 for Top Regional Universities (South).

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

Be Bold. Tower with Blue.