• Control: Public
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctorate/Research Universities [RU/VH, RU/H, DRU]
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: > 10,000

2023 Recognition Categories

  • Job Satisfaction & Support
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Mission & Pride
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Shared Governance
  • Faculty Experience

What makes your college a great place to work?

President's Statement

The people of Mississippi State University recognize and understand that they are making a truly positive difference in the lives of our students and in the many diverse communities we serve. This profound sense of purpose, as well as our welcoming culture and beautiful campus, add up to a workplace experience that is inclusive, supportive, and fulfilling to faculty, staff, and administrators.

Employee Comment

I appreciate the organizational culture the most about Mississippi State University. It is amazing to work for an organization that allows for faculty to make a difference not only to students but to all 82 counties in Mississippi and communities throughout the state.

Vital Statistics

    Employee Counts

  • Full-time Administrators: 658
  • Full-time Exempt Professional Staff: 1,562
  • Full-time Faculty: 1,249
  • Full-time Non-exempt Staff: 1,216
  • Adjunct Faculty: 232

    Average Annual Salary

  • Full-time Administrators: $178,593
  • Full-time Faculty: $94,469
  • Full-time Exempt Professional Staff: $68,123
  • Full-time Non-exempt Staff: $35,337

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 6%
  • Full-time Staff: 15%
  • 9 Years Recognized
  • 8 Years Honor Roll

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