Mississippi University for Women ranks among the best in the region for best value and social mobility announced by U.S. News & World Report today [Sept. 15].

“While our graduates are the best measure of our success, national recognition of our value helps to spread the word.  I am particularly pleased that our students graduate with the least amount of debt among southern regional universities,” said W President Nora Miller.

The 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranked The W at No. 1 for Best Value Schools among public southern regional universities and No. 4 among Regional Universities (South). The university additionally 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 also ranked in the top 10 for Top Regional Universities (South).

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

  • Tied for No. 15 Campus Ethnic Diversity- public regional universities (South)
  • Tied for No. 8 Best Colleges for Veterans – public regional universities (South)
  • Lowest Median Amount of Debt at Graduation-regional universities (South)

U.S. News publishes the Best Colleges rankings each year to provide prospective students and their families with helpful data and information on factors such as graduation rates, social mobility and graduate indebtedness.

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, The W was founded in 1884 as the first public college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 3,453 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. Please visit: www.muw.edu.

About U.S. News & World Report

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To view the entire 2022-2023 rankings, please visit: www.usnews.com/colleges.