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

Tuition & Expenses

Title Value
Room and board $7,032 (2017-18)


Title Value
Average need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $5,444
Students who received need-based scholarship or grant aid (freshmen) 42%
Average non-need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $10,003
Average non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $0

Financial Aid

Title Value
Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees 0%
Average total indebtedness of 2016 graduating class $27,976
Graduating students who have borrowed (any loan type, 2016) 77%


Title Value
Average need-based self-help aid award (freshmen) $3,810
Students who received need-based self-help aid (freshmen) 39%