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

2020 Recognition Categories

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

What makes your college a great place to work?

Presidential Statement

The people of Mississippi State University know that they are making a positive difference in the lives of students and in the many diverse communities they serve. 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

The campus is a special place to be. Everyone is welcomed with a culture on campus that celebrates our connections as part of a great organization.

Vital Statistics


  • Fulltime Admin: 131
  • Fulltime Eps: 1849
  • Fulltime Faculty: 1245
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 1370
  • Adjunct Count: 212

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $72,152
  • Administration: $123,744
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $50,337
  • Non-exempt Staff: $26,238

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 5%
  • Full-time Staff (excluding Faculty): 10%
  • 6 Years Recognized
  • 5 Years of Honor Roll

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