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.
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.
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.”
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.
Points of Pride
Mississippi State is the national lead university for the FAA’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and is home to the FAA’s official UAS Safety Research Facility.
For more than two decades, Mississippi State has been ranked in the top 5 percent for agricultural sciences research by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
As one of only six universities in the U.S. to house a presidential library, Mississippi State is home to the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.
One in three of today’s on-air broadcast meteorologists is a graduate of Mississippi State’s nationally recognized meteorology program.
Mississippi State ranks No. 6 in the world for the impact of its entrepreneurship research by the Journal of Small Business.