• Control: Public
  • Carnegie Classification: Research
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: > 10,000

2019 Recognition Categories

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Facilities, Workspace & Security
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Teaching Environment (Faculty Only)
  • Tenure Clarity & Process (Faculty Only)
  • Work/Life Balance

What makes your college a great place to work?

Presidential Statement

The people of Mississippi State know that they are making a positive difference in the lives of students and in the diverse communities the university serves across the state. According to President Mark E. Keenum, that sense of purpose, a warm and welcoming culture, and a beautiful campus, add up to a workplace experience that is inclusive, supportive, and meaningful to faculty, staff, and administrators.

Employee Comment

I like that, in my unit, I can speak openly and frankly with my co-workers and supervisor. This helps us tackle problems effectively and as efficiently as possible, and it also gives me more room to test out new ideas. The same can be said about our overarching director, who openly encourages us all to be as innovative, creative, and effective as we can be.

Vital Statistics


  • Combined Administration and Exempt Staff: 1923
  • Fulltime Faculty: 1227
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 1281
  • Adjunct Count: 200

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $86,477
  • Administration: $158,678
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $61,257
  • Non-exempt Staff: $31,860

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 6
  • Full-time Staff (excluding Faculty): 11
  • 5 Years Recognized
  • 4 Years of Honor Roll

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