Mississippi State University (MSU) is a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting university in Mississippi, United States. It is designated as a Doctoral/Extensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is a member of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

Ranking Profile:

- Mississippi State University is ranked 157th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2012).

- Mississippi State University was ranked 18th nationally in Forbes magazine's "America's Best College Buys" (2009). Forbes also ranked the University (nationally ranked #46) as the top overall public university in Mississippi.

- MSU's School of Landscape Architecture was ranked the second best program in the nation by the journal DesignIntelligence in its annual "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools" rankings (2009).

- According to the 2007 NSF report on academic research and development, Mississippi State's engineering program is ranked 34th and agricultural sciences program 5th among all U.S. colleges and universities in R&D expenditures.

- Mississippi State University is the 12th best value in the nation among public universities for students attending college outside their home state, according to Consumer's Digest magazine (2004).

- For the sixth year, Mississippi State's student chapter of the Society of American Foresters is ranked among the top in the nation. The 41-member university organization earned a first place as the 2003-04 overall outstanding student chapter.

- According to a report in Black Issues in Higher Education magazine, the University is listed by discipline as being 7th in education and 25th in engineering among all institutions awarding African-American baccalaureate degrees. MSU awarded 392 degrees to African-Americans in 2002-03, representing 14.5 percent of the university's total.

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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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