Mississippi University for Women is again ranked among the top regional public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best College rankings. The W is ranked No. 2 for Best Value Schools among public southern regional universities and No. 5 among Regional Universities (South).

“I’m proud that The W has once again been recognized as a best value. The excellent and affordable educational experience we provide, combined with the dedication and support of our faculty and staff empowers our students’ social mobility,” said W President Nora Miller.

Announced by U.S. News & World Report today [Sept. 18], the university additionally tied for No. 5 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 also ranked in the top 10 among public Top Regional Universities (South).

Additional rankings by U.S. News & World Report:

  • No. 1 Least Debt- Regional Universities (South)
  • Tied No. 8 Best Colleges for Veterans- Regional Universities (South)
  • Tied for No. 27 Overall Rank- Regional Universities (South)
  • Tied for No. 28 in Campus Ethnic Diversity- Regional Universities (South)
  • Tied for No. 154 Undergraduate Nursing Programs

U.S. News evaluated nearly 1,500 U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on as many as 19 measures for its 39th rankings edition. U.S. News publishes the Best Colleges rankings each year to provide prospective students and their families with helpful data and information to help students narrow their college search.

To view the entire 2024 rankings, please visit: www.usnews.com/colleges.

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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.

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