Mississippi University for Women

Chartered in 1884, Mississippi University for Women became the first public womens college in America. MUW is dedicated to the liberal arts and to professional education for all students, with an emphasis on academic and leadership preparation for women. In spring 2013, MUW began offering its first doctoral program, a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP).

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1884 N/A Semester $3.9 million 1100 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 329-4750
overall score total score state city online paying global
53 100.0 Mississippi Columbus 75


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The The student-faculty ratio at Mississippi University for Women is 14:1, and the school has 65.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mississippi University for Women include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Public Health Education and Promotion; and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71 percent.

Faculty & Classes

Title Value
Classes with fewer than 20 students 65.5%
20-49 30.9%
50 or more 3.6%


  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, 59%
  • Business Administration and Management, General, 4%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, 3%
  • Public Health Education and Promotion, 3%
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, 3%

Academic Programs & Offerings

  • First-year experiences - N/A
  • Senior capstone or culminating academic experience - N/A
  • Undergraduate research/creative projects - N/A
  • Learning communities - N/A