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Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, Mississippi

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Mississippi University for Women

Public 4 Year

About Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women, also known as MUW or simply the "W" is a four-year coeducational public university located in Columbus, Mississippi. It was formerly known as Industrial Institute and College (II&C) and later Mississippi State College for Women (MSCW). Men have been offered admission to MUW since 1982 but make up less than 25% of the student body today.


Located in Columbus, Mississippi.

1100 College Street, Columbus, MS, 39701, Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#1124 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Mississippi

#11 of 59

2022 Best Public Colleges in Mississippi

#6 of 25

Most Popular Majors

Out of 21 majors categories at Mississippi University for Women, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Mississippi University for Women within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni