Mississippi State University (MSU) is classified as a Doctoral/Extensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

MSU has the following colleges and schools:
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Architecture Art and Design
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Forest Resources
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Education
  • Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering
  • James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
  • Richard Adkerson School of Accountancy
  • Shackouls Honors College
The College of Business at Mississippi State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

It offers the following distance learning degrees:
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Distance Learning Program
  • Bachelor of Science in Geosciences, Emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geosciences, Emphasis in Operational Meteorology
  • Master of Science in General Biology - Teachers in Biology
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Community College Instruction
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Project Management
  • National Guard - Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Food Science, Nutrition, & Health Promotion
  • Master of Public Policy Administration
  • Master of Science in Geosciences - Teachers in Geosciences
  • Master of Science in Workforce Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Community College Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering - Industrial Engineering Concentration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Rankings and Ratings:

- ranked 58th among public universities in total research and development expenditures, which include all funds used in the operation of a research project (National Science Foundation).

- placed in the top 15 nationally in awarding bachelor's degrees in both engineering and education to African-Americans, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

- Landscape Architecture program was ranked second best in the nation by the journal DesignIntelligence in 2009.

- placed among the nation's 100 "Baccalaureate Bargains" for 2002, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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