Mississippi State University Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


Mississippi Residents

  • Tuition: $7,502
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200
  • Other Fees: $0
  • Room and Board: $9,068

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $20,142
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200
  • Other Fees: $0
  • Room and Board: $9,068

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2015/2016 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of Mississippi pay an annual total price of $22,924 to attend Mississippi State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,502 for tuition, $9,068 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $35,564 which is 55.1% higher than Mississippi residents. The tuition charge is $20,142 while room and board is $9,068, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $0.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for Mississippi State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,297 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $8,808 91%
Average Pell Grant $4,442 33%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $6,035 52%

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Mississippi State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $53,080. The loan balance of $53,080 is a four year multiple of the $13,270 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $554 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $53,080
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $554.22
Total Interest Paid $13,425.89
Sum of All Loan Payments $66,505.89

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Mississippi State University to be $91,696 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 7.3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Mississippi Residents $22,924 $24,599 $26,397 $28,326
Non Residents $35,564 $38,163 $40,952 $43,945

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at Mississippi State University as follows based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Mississippi State University versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Mississippi Residents $313 $939 $1,252
Out of State Residents $839 $2,517 $3,356

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for Mississippi State University and what it has cost to attend in past years.

Mississippi Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $5,151 $13,021 0%
2009 $5,151 $12,503 3.5%
2008 $4,978 $11,469 8.3%
2007 $4,596 $10,552 6.6%
2006 $4,312 $9,772 5%
2005 $4,106 $9,306 6%
2004 $3,874 $8,780 0%
2003 $3,874 $8,780 8%
2002 $3,586 $8,125 15%
2001 $3,117 $7,065 3.3%
2000 $3,017 $6,119 0%
1999 $3,017 $6,119 10.5%
1998 $2,731 $5,551 3.8%
1997 $2,631 $5,451 1.5%
1996 $2,591 $5,411 1.2%
1995 $2,561 $5,021 3.5%
1994 $2,474 $4,933 0%
1993 $2,474 $4,432 11.3%
1992 $2,223 $3,685 7.9%
1991 $2,061 $3,243 3.7%
1990 $1,987 $3,169 10.8%
1989 $1,794 $2,976 1%
1988 $1,777 $2,944 4.5%
1987 $1,700 $2,882 0%

Tuition Payments

Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176080 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi State University.

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