When telling the world about Mississippi State, the experience isn’t complete without including traditions such as the university’s “Bully” mascot, an English Bulldog that represents the tough, tenacious play of student-athletes wearing the Maroon and White.
A National Center of Excellence for the Federal Aviation Administration, Mississippi State is leading a research team of 20 research universities and more than 100 government and industry partners that are writing the rulebook for unmanned aircraft.
Mississippi State holds the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, with the university connecting nearly 5,000 students, faculty and staff volunteers to 60 neighborhood partners and performing more than 14,700 community-service hours each year.
Design Intelligence ranks MSU’s School of Architecture as the nation’s 25th best from a list of approximately 120 architectural programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
Mississippi State University is a community that nurtures and supports students to achieve career and life success. MSU President Mark E. Keenum, a university alumnus, reminds students regularly that “a Mississippi State education will prepare you to go anywhere and do anything.”
Points of Pride
Mississippi State serves as the national lead university for the FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, putting MSU on the cutting edge of this new era of research, development and integration into the nation’s airspace.
Solutions to world hunger and poverty are within reach at Mississippi State, where globally diversified teams are combining forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to eliminate starvation in developing countries.
Among the nation’s top three cyber security degree programs, Mississippi State is preparing students to halt malicious attacks on the internet.
Mississippi State’s meteorology program is among the nation’s best with more than one third of today’s TV broadcast meteorologists having trained at MSU.
Mississippi State is home to the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and is one of only five universities in the U.S. to house a presidential library.