The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • South Carolina has more expensive tuition & fees ($33,928) than Mississippi State ($24,900).
  • It is harder to admit to Mississippi State than South Carolina.
  • South Carolina has a higher submitted SAT score (1,255) than Mississippi State (1,155).
  • South Carolina has higher submitted ACT score (29) than Mississippi State (26).
  • South Carolina has more students with 35,470 students while Mississippi State has 22,986 students.
  • South Carolina has more full-time faculties with 1,693 faculties while Mississippi State has 970 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of South Carolina-Columbia and Mississippi State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
South CarolinaMississippi State
South Carolinavs.Mississippi State
Columbia, South CarolinaLocationMississippi State, Mississippi
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$12,688
Out-Of-State$33,928
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,220
Out-Of-State$24,900
82% ($6,405)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)86% ($10,301)
$6,405Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,301
72.31 %Acceptance Rates62.40 %
31.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)39.40 %
1,255SAT Score1,155
29ACT Score26
78 %Graduation Rate64 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate-
90 %Retention Rate85 %
35,470Student Population22,986
1,693Number of Faculties970
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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