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

2021 Recognition Categories

  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Faculty Experience
  • Job Satisfaction & Support
  • Mission & Pride
  • Professional Development
  • Shared Governance
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness

What makes your college a great place to work?

Employee Comment

I appreciate the amazing work/life balance that I am able to have while working here. This university has high expectations for its faculty and staff but also places importance on family and personal life as well.

President's Statement

The people of Mississippi State University know that they are making a positive difference in the lives of their students and in the many diverse communities they serve by enhancing economic opportunities and quality of life. According to President Mark E. Keenum, that sense of purpose, a warm and welcoming culture, and a beautiful campus, adds up to a workplace experience that is inclusive, supportive, and meaningful to faculty, staff, and administrators.

Vital Statistics


  • Fulltime Admin: 135
  • Fulltime Eps: 1902
  • Fulltime Faculty: 1271
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 1425
  • Adjunct Count: 216

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $70,872
  • Administration: $120,207
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $50,933
  • Non-exempt Staff: $26,267

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 5%
  • Adjunct/Part-time Faculty: 8%
  • 7 Years Recognized
  • 6 Years of Honor Roll

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