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Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s most veteran-friendly institutions, Mississippi State also stands as one of 14 inaugural universities across the country designated as a partner by the Pat Tillman Foundation for educational support of veterans and their families. 


Take a closer look at the evening news. Chances are those cars rolling off the assembly line, those efforts to eliminate starvation in developing countries, and even NASA’s latest space exploration are powered by ideas and research from Mississippi State. 

As a global, diversified research institution, the university is providing limitless possibilities for students to put new technologies to work, find new ways to feed the world, plan better ways to boost the nation’s economy, and prepare for the energy needs of tomorrow.

Since Mississippi State’s beginning in 1878, every accomplishment, every breakthrough, every idea – great or small – has been fueled by an unwavering determination to make a difference. From a comprehensive set of educational options and groundbreaking research to award-winning service initiatives and an environment that embraces intellectual and creative freedom, the Mississippi State experience is transforming and empowering communities throughout the world.

At the heart of this success is a forward-thinking mission that integrates three defining components of student life and personal development: learning, research, service.

Consider these 100-plus reasons that make Mississippi State one of the nation’s leading universities – where We Ring True!


  • Mississippi State serves as the national lead university for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, putting MSU on the cutting edge of this new era of research, development and integration into the nation’s airspace.
  • Donald M. “Field” Brown, a 2014 Mississippi State graduate with degrees in English and philosophy, is a Rhodes Scholar.
  • Mississippi State is one of only a few schools to earn both research and community engagement rankings from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU’s research expenditures totaled $210 million in 2014.
  • 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.
  • MSU’s Space Cowboys Rocket Team is the world’s best, outperforming more than 70 university teams from seven countries to win the 2015 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition and the Jim Furfaro award for overall technical excellence in addition to being awarded the Shining Star Award for Technical Excellence by the National Space Club.
  • Through extensive research, MSU scientists are pioneering medical solutions to help us predict when new flu viruses will arise, and more importantly, to develop vaccines before an epidemic or pandemic hits.
  • Mississippi State’s student-led teams are developing the car of the future – a lighter, greener, more cost-effective hybrid built on technologies that will lead to energy independence and environmental stewardship.
  • Fixed on preparing students to halt malicious attacks on the internet, Mississippi State’s cybersecurity courses and degree programs are among the nation’s top three for academic excellence and practical relevance.
  • Mississippi State’s Geosciences Department's meteorology program is among the nation’s best with more than half of today’s TV broadcast meteorologists having been trained at MSU. 
  • Consistent winners in the Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions for their impressively engineered automobiles, Mississippi State’s student-led teams specialize in advanced modeling of some of the most-advanced vehicle powertrains on the planet.
  • As a leader in integrated computational materials engineering, MSU stands at the forefront of research of mechanical responses for the brain under car crashes, football concussions and military explosions.
  • Through extensive pandemic influenza research, MSU scientists are pioneering medical solutions that ultimately will protect human populations around the world.
  • 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.
  • As designers of the first all-composite airplane and small business jet ever built in the United States, MSU researchers boast a history of aeronautics research and education.
  • 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’s 2014 football team holds the record for being the fastest squad in college football history to rise from unranked to No. 1, a spot it held for five weeks. The Bulldogs, who earned a trip to the Capital One Orange Bowl, finished the season with an impressive 10-2 record while posting a perfect 7-0 mark at home for only the second time in school history.
  • Providing students with research and academic opportunities around the world, MSU is partnering with Université Internationale de Rabat in Morocco to implement a School of Automotive Engineering and encourage students to study abroad.
  • Hours after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast, MSU geoscience researchers were assisting coastal residents with an immediate need for geo-coding locations, taking street addresses and converting them into map coordinates. Nearly 500 rescues were performed by the U.S. Coast Guard from the information provided by MSU volunteers, earning the university a role in the State of Mississippi's official emergency response plan.
  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s most veteran-friendly institutions, Mississippi State also stands as one of 14 inaugural universities across the country designated as a partner by the Pat Tillman Foundation for educational support of veterans and their families.
  • MSU archaeologists are hailed around the world for their 2014 discovery of six official clay seals near a small site in Israel, offering evidence that supports the existence of biblical kings David and Solomon.
  • Housed in the College of Business, MSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is helping young entrepreneurs launch nearly 100 companies with annual sales of more than $2 million.
  • Turf grasses developed by MSU students and licensed by the university are being used on the fields at the Rose Bowl, Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks), Petco Park (San Diego Padres), Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals), the Home Depot Center and several prestigious golf courses.
  • MSU’s baseball team is a perennial powerhouse, playing in nine College World Series tournaments and finishing as national runner up in the 2013 campaign. Meanwhile, the Diamond Dawgs own the NCAA’s on-campus, single-game attendance record at 15,586.
  • MSU’s School of Architecture stands out as one of the nation’s best for its work on a storm-resistant change and development project designed to protect and enhance affected Northeast communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
  • As part of its goal to encourage globalization, Mississippi State is partnering with Shandong Agricultural University in China to offer a dual degree program in forestry. 
  • Sporting a rich history that includes development of the world’s first all-composite airplane, MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory is one of the largest flight research laboratories in the U.S.
  • Among the many accomplishments of researchers at MSU's High Performance Computing Collaboratory is a turbomachinery simulation code that serves as the industry standard for turbomachinery manufacturers and researchers, including the Navy's Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
  • As a member of the Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership, MSU is recognized as an international Center for Knowledge for Aquatic Health by the World Food Programme of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
  • MSU’s 1963 all-white basketball team stands as an undisputed change agent for defying segregation and surreptitiously departing Mississippi to play against the integrated Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers–and their four African American starters–in the NCAA Tournament.
  • As the largest among North American universities, MSU’s high voltage laboratory serves as an independent, non-industrial, university research center for high voltage engineering.  The multi-purpose facility supports industry and utilities with research and evaluation/testing needs while providing a state-of-the-art learning environment for students.
  • The Boeing Company, one of the world's leading aerospace companies, relies on MSU to host its Stitched Resin Infused Composite Research Center, which facilitates and promotes research in the field of aerospace composite structures leveraging resin infusion and stitching technology.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU’s College of Business in the nation’s top 100 on-campus MBA programs and in the top 20 for the best online graduate MBA programs.
  • Recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce for its $5 billion economic impact, MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems stands as the primary Southeastern academic resource in complex interdisciplinary fields such as automotive, aerospace and transportation industries.
  • As the demand for energy sources grows, MSU scientists are investigating energy crops and processing methods in pursuit of alternative fuels that place the university at the forefront of bioenergy production.
  • The National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey places MSU eighth nationally for research and development expenditures in agricultural sciences among public and private institutions. MSU has ranked among the Top 10 in this category for 17 consecutive years.
  • Frequently recognized in engineering and agricultural categories, MSU is also Top 50 institution for research expenditures in the humanities, according to National Science Foundation data.
  • As winner of the Facility Maintenance Decision Achievement award, Mississippi State is one of the nation’s most energy-efficient campuses, with more than $20 million in savings over seven years.
  • With a focus on contributing proactively to strong regional economic development, MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory is creating successful Mississippi manufacturing ventures for companies such as Honda, Airbus Helicopters, Aurora Flight Sciences, Stark Aerospace and GE Aviation.
  • As the first Mississippi unit to receive and distribute funding from BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, researchers in MSU’s Northern Gulf Institute led recovery using technology and expertise to predict where the oil would have the greatest impact on the ecosystem.
  • MSU’s National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision is the only U.S. Department of Education-funded center focused on employment outcomes of persons with blindness or low vision.
  • As a leader in cutting-edge research aimed at advancing the nation’s military, MSU was the first to complete flow simulations for a fully-configured submarine with a rotating propulsor that benefits Navy fleet safety and improved designs for ocean vessels.
  • Mississippi State ranks among the top 100 institutions across the country in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to African Americans.
  • A teacher preparation program developed by MSU’s Research and Curriculum Unit serves as a national model and creates a high school pathway for students planning careers in education and training.
  • As the state’s oldest business school, MSU’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business as is its Adkerson School of Accountancy.
  • A charter member of the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education, Mississippi State boasts one of the largest cooperative education programs in the nation with more than 500 students.
  • Sanctioned by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, MSU’s Professional Golf Management program is the second oldest in the nation, boasting 100 percent placement of graduates at more than 1,200 golf courses worldwide.
  • According to the National Science Foundation, MSU research accounts for more than half of the total $410 million in research and development expenditures reported by all Mississippi institutions in 2014.
  • Researchers at MSU, along with partners at Ohio State University, are helping create clean, renewable energy sources as part of a $6.5 million-research initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • MSU’s T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, which has received numerous grant awards for its work in ensuring that persons with disabilities benefit from technological solutions and advances in the field of assistive technology, is removing barriers for clients with mobility, hearing, visual, communication and cognitive impairments.
  • Mississippi State is the lead institution for a $3.5 million federal grant to help fund a center of excellence for transportation research that addresses national needs for the safe, efficient and environmentally sound movement of people and goods.
  • More than 100 students representing six Mississippi State disciplines earned the 2013 American Society of Landscape Architecture's Award of Excellence in Student Collaboration, the highest honor bestowed by the national professional association for landscape architects.
  • Mississippi State partners with the U.S. Army's Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems to facilitate collaborative research opportunities between the Army and MSU.
  • MSU researchers are setting the pace in their pursuit of antidotes for nerve agents that pose risk to military and civilian populations.
  • With a vision to foster an entrepreneurial culture at MSU, the MSU Entrepreneurship Center is gaining national recognition by providing real-world experience to students with guidance from faculty, staff and successful entrepreneurs.
  • Mississippi State offers the state’s only petroleum engineering degree program in response to a high demand from industry for graduates with experience in drilling, production, petroleum economics and reservoir engineering.
  • Offering one of the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment systems anywhere, Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine provides neurological and oncology care to canine patients from around the country. Setting the center apart is a 64-slice CT scanner, a 3-T MRI scanner, a 4-D ultrasound machine, and a linear accelerator capable of targeting a tumor within 5 millimeters.
  • MSU’s Maroon Volunteer Center annually connects nearly 5,000 students, faculty and staff volunteers to 60 community and campus partners, performing more than 14,700 community-service hours each year.
  • Through a $10 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, MSU is researching infectious diseases that affect animal and human health while identifying methods to control or prevent dangerous listeria outbreaks.
  • Mississippi State’s newest Cray supercomputer is the 11th fastest academic system in the United States with an overall ranking of No. 143 on TOP500.org’s latest Top500 Supercomputer Site list. Supercomputing power is vital as the state develops an economy where research and technology fuels economic development and job growth.
  • Designated as a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mississippi State is helping communities identify watershed-based problems and develop locally sustainable solutions that enhance water quality and quantity.
  • MSU’s research in high performance cluster computing, the process of networking several smaller computers into a single computer, contributed to the creation of NASA’s Beowolf computer cluster.
  • The American Institute of Chemical Engineers recognizes Mississippi State as the Outstanding Student Chapter for 13 years running.
  • Touting the nation’s top collegiate Jersey herd and second-largest on-campus dairy manufacturing plant, Mississippi State annually produces 369,000 gallons of milk, 9,000 gallons of ice cream, and 300,000 pounds of cheese – all sold exclusively on the MSU campus.
  • MSU was part of an international team that described the first gold-standard genome sequence for cotton, leading to increased cotton production, quality and sustainability.
  • Through its support of the multi-billion dollar poultry industry, MSU ranks among the nation’s best in agricultural sciences research and development spending.  The university is one of six poultry science degree-granting departments in the United States, boasting 100 percent placement of graduates since the first poultry science degree was awarded in 1948. 
  • MSU’s College of Engineering is discovering systems of sustainable water supply and agricultural methods that will aid the effort to eliminate global hunger.
  • Researchers at MSU, along with partners at Pacific Gas & Electric, are targeting efficiency improvements to the nation’s electric grid as part of strategic research initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • With the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer – the Mississippi Delta’s main source of irrigation – losing 300,000 acre feet per year, MSU scientists are leading the pursuit of new irrigation methods toward increased agricultural productivity and profitability.
  • Mississippi State’s Institute for Clean Energy Technology is home to the world’s most advanced research infrastructure for testing HEPA filters used in containment systems for processing radioactive waste.
  • MSU’s College of Business partners with the U.S. Department of Defense to create celebrity branding models capable of predicting the rise of violent extremist organizations (i.e. ISIS) that pose a viable threat to the U.S.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU’s College of Engineering in the nation’s top 20 for both the Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs and the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs.
  • The Mississippi State Meridian-Riley Center, with its exquisite interior detail and rich history, is listed in Architectural Digest’s 14 Great Old American Theatres.
  • MSU’s art department is home to the state’s largest undergraduate studio art program.
  • Work by MSU geoscientists led to the surprising discovery of widespread methane leakage from the ocean floor, spurring further investigation into underwater ecosystems around the world.
  • In conjunction with Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs, MSU encourages global sustainability by aiding small businesses in developing countries around the world to produce and market quality products in competitive agriculture economies. 
  • More than a decade since Hurricane Katrina, MSU’s Gulf Coast Community Design Studio continues to implement globally relevant housing designs to address affordability, promote healthy communities, and ensure storm resilient landscapes and infrastructures.
  • Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park at Mississippi State University is the state’s largest and oldest research park. The 272-acre park features 12 buildings that are home to more than 1,500 employees and private businesses, spin-off companies, government offices and research centers and institutes.
  • Mississippi State’s scanning electron microscopes are helping corporations maintain millions of dollars in assets. Researchers, both at the university and in industry, say having access to very high-end scientific equipment and helpful, knowledgeable staff members are what they appreciate most about MSU’s Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies or I2AT.
  • Innovate Mississippi recognizes MSU’s Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Program for its work to create jobs, strengthen communities and foster innovation among entrepreneurs and manufacturers.
  • As a collaborative effort between Mississippi State University and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, the Institute for Systems Engineering Research Center located in Vicksburg is developing advanced systems to enhance existing industries, attract new jobs and bolster national defense capabilities.
  • Mississippi State is the first university in the nation to conduct national monitoring of the environmental benefits of conservation programs in the Farm Bill.
  • MSU’s global agricultural commitment has led to many pioneering developments such as the anhydrous ammonia fertilizer, recognized as one of the most important agricultural contributions in history.
  • In conjunction with Argonne National Laboratory, MSU is working to develop longer lasting, more cost-effective batteries for utility use while exploring ways to develop alternative energy sources like solar and wind.
  • MSU's award-winning Gulf Coast Community Design Studio is one of only three teams selected nationwide by the Architects Foundation as a regional resilience design studio focused on helping communities prepare for disasters and the effects of climate change.
  • MSU plays a major role in the discovery and molecular characterization of bacterial strains that produce novel anti-fungal agents, providing value in the generation of pharmaceuticals for treating/preventing fungal infection, development of mold-resistant materials, and production of crops resistant to toxin-producing fungi.
  • Aware of MSU’s contributions to economic development throughout the state and beyond, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and its Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) recognizes Mississippi State as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University.
  • MSU researchers are studying behavioral sleep medicine interventions, suicide, and aging to help improve the quality of life for those in Mississippi and around the world.
  • Crime-scene corpses from some of the most dangerous cities in the nation are the focus of MSU microbiologists, whose time-of-death research is impacting long-term validations from ongoing and unsolved investigations.
  • MSU’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Center partners with state agencies to produce real-time data on workforce availability and preparedness to help recruit new industries such as Yokohama Tire Corporation.
  • Influenced by Congressman “Sonny” Montgomery’s legacy of support for those who serve or have served in the U.S. military, MSU’s Center for America’s Veterans is a leading provider of comprehensive services to student veterans, service members, dependents and survivors.
  • MSU researchers are directing two international studies that could help scientists better understand the role of the body’s natural immune system in preventing heart disease and the rise in drug-resistant bacteria.
  • MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine maintains praise from the American Kennel Club for its Safe Haven for Pets program through which the university works with a domestic violence shelter to provide care for victims’ pets, many of which may also need protection and medical care.
  • Mississippi State fans own the Guinness World Record for simultaneously ringing 5,748 cowbells during a 2015 gathering in Davis Wade Stadium, home of the university’s record-setting football team.
  • Sporting more than 40 years of service, MSU’s Carl Small Town Center is improving quality of life and economic development throughout Mississippi via an intense concentration on renewing and improving the physical environment of small towns.
  • Mississippi State University is the recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 Rain Catcher Award in Neighborhood Community Category for excellence in the implementation of storm water green infrastructure practices.
  • Mississippi State is expanding its global reach through relationships like the one with Japan’s Nihon University College of Industrial Technology through which students enrolled at one university may pursue educational and research opportunities at the other.
  • Winner of the 2015 Gulf Guardian award for its Bayou Auguste Restoration project, MSU’s Gulf Coast Community Design Studio is known nationally for its environmental stewardship aimed at keeping the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive.
  • As one of the nation’s leading institutions for geospatial sciences instruction and research, MSU is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Mississippi State University partners with the Mississippi Development Authority and local communities to attract new industries like Nissan, Paccar and Yokohama.
  • MSU’s Center for Government and Community Development is helping Mississippi communities grow via an array of services that include leadership development, strategic planning and economic impact studies.
  • Edging a Harvard University team and an Austin, Texas-area professional chapter to win the 2015 Penetron International EWB-USA Grant Award Contest, MSU’s Engineers Without Borders chapter is expanding its fresh-water sustainability project to make a difference in a rural African community.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering 18th nationally for initiatives that allow students to pursue advanced degrees remotely.
  • Research teams at MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems are implementing idle reduction technology in armored trucks that will lead to significant energy savings and efficiency.
  • MSU’s Bricks-to-Clicks Program is helping entrepreneurs and communities start and grow online businesses through social media, blogs, websites, mobile apps, and/or e-commerce.
  • Forbes Magazine ranks Mississippi State among its top 100 best public colleges in America and 43rd for best value.
  • With more than 70 percent of its graduates pursuing medical-related careers, MSU Extension’s Rural Medical Scholars program is exposing young minds to impact community health care throughout Mississippi.
  • Crop advisement from MSU’s Extension faculty saves Mississippi farmers more than $14 million in unnecessary treatment costs annually.
  • Mississippi State ranks 67th nationally among public universities for research and development expenditures and 62nd among non-medical institutions.
  • As part of the leading role it plays in the development of tomorrow’s informed, responsible citizens, MSU is proud to host Mississippi’s American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.
  • Mississippi State is a charter member of the Southeastern Conference, one of the nation’s most accomplished sports conferences in terms of winning reputation and financial success.
  • MSU President Mark E. Keenum serves as the vice president of the Southeastern Conference, where he works to promote the academic achievements of students, faculty and staff members throughout the conference.
  • Winner of the prestigious National Council of Architectural Registration Boards award, MSU’s School of Architecture is implementing programs that integrate practice and education while raising awareness of the architect’s responsibilities for the public health, safety and welfare.
  • MSU’s Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters stands tall, ranking in the nation’s top three for the last 17 years.
  • The Arbor Day Foundation recognizes MSU as a Tree Campus USA, where the 137-year-old land-grant institution annually plants 80-100 new trees along with more than 50,000 daffodils and other color plants on the nearly 1,500 maintained acres of its Starkville campus.
  • Forest industry companies worldwide benefit each day from a first-of-its-kind forest inventory and information system created at Mississippi State that combines satellite remote sensing data and ground surveys to pinpoint available resources and the best locations for mills and manufacturing plants.
  • A special treatment process created by MSU scientists is increasing the lifespan of railway crossties across America from eight years to more than 25 years while saving the railway industry millions of dollars each year.
  • As key players in the USDA Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, MSU scientists led the way with their evaluation of alternate wetlands for migratory and resident waterbirds
  • The MSU College of Forest Resources is recognized as the Conservationist of the Year by the Mississippi Wildlife Federation.
  • MSU Agricultural Experiment Station scientists monitor 610 various environmental and plant process signals every 10 seconds to understand how environmental stressors impact crops.
  • Targeting support of Mississippi's $1 billion deer hunting business, MSU and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks developed the Deer Management Assistance Program, which helps landowners manage white-tailed deer populations while serving as the prototype for 20 other states. 
  • Among the nation’s only on-campus flower shops, MSU’s University Florist is a professional retail operation that serves as a working laboratory for horticulture majors in the floral management curriculum.
  • MSU Agricultural Experiment Station scientists developed a vaccine and vaccine delivery system to protect catfish from commonly occurring bacteria that can cause death, saving the industry $30-40 million annually.
  • Software created by MSU scientists analyzes social media data during natural disasters to communicate information to emergency responders in real-time.  
  • MSU is building the foundation for resilient farmer livelihoods bringing together leading U.S. and African soybean researchers to provide technical knowledge and innovation foundation to achieve the development-to-commercialization process of soybeans in Sub-Saharan Africa and in other emerging countries.
  • Recognized nationally for its leadership in cyber security, MSU is one of only six schools in the U.S. to hold all three of the National Security Agency’s centers of academic excellence credentials: CAE-Cyber Defense Education, CAE-Cyber Defense Research, and CAE-Cyber Operations.
  • MSU holds one of two Design Excellence Awards from the American Institute of Architects for its role in implementing the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum’s green infrastructure and sustainable building technologies, a five-year effort involving more than 200 university students.
  • Working in close collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. MSU researchers are using big-data analytics and high-performance computing to solve some of the nation’s top cyber security problems.
  • MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension projects had more than a $5.8 billion economic impact in the state of Mississippi while creating or retaining 3,800 jobs from 2006 to 2014, according to data collected by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems “Clear Vision” engineering design project helped Nissan North America-Canton increase testing capability, vehicle quality, and is now a worldwide standard for the company.
  • MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension engineers led Navistar’s manufacturing system development, including the use of advanced modeling and simulation techniques, to help the company enhance its production of mine-resistant armored protection vehicles, commonly called MRAPs, for the U.S. Department of Defense in West Point, Mississippi.
  • As a leader in cutting-edge research aimed at advancing the nation’s military, MSU is supporting the Department of Defense’s mission by developing a high performance computing based environment for a system of systems design for next generation ground vehicles.
  • With extensive experience in testing products for every furniture manufacturer in the nation, MSU’s Franklin Furniture Institute applies it research and technical assistance to save Mississippi furniture manufacturers more than $1 million dollars each year.
  • Scientists in the MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center were the first to develop bioremediation techniques to clean-up contaminated industrial sites.
  • Businesses worldwide look to MSU’s Adkerson School of Accountancy, which consistently places 100 percent of its graduates in full-time jobs.
  • MSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is partnering with Texas A&M University to advance rural entrepreneurship through the pilot program of the Universities’ MaroonX Accelerator. The collaboration is one of 20 projects selected to receive a Blackstone Innovation Grant, among more than 550 international submissions.
  • Mississippi State is the second university in the nation to boast a student chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), a leading women’s professional accounting organization focused on the professional growth of women in all facets of accounting and finance.
  • MSU’s Center for Family Enterprise Research ranks as the best family business research center in the world.
  • The MSU College of Forest Resources is one of the only programs in the nation to offer hands-on experience in applied forest management through the intensive, nine-week summer field program.
  • Scientists in MSU’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center are helping airlines around the country save lives and money via altered landscape solutions near airports that reduce airplane-bird collisions.
  • MSU was among the universities that NASA turned to when the space shuttle flight with former senator John Glenn faced serious challenges on re-entry. After a steel plate protecting the drag chute on the spacecraft dislodged during launch, MSU researchers condensed a three-month simulation of the event into two days to ensure a safe return.
  • Winner of the national Digital Government Achievement Award, MS Works, a free mobile app designed by MSU’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Center for the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, is connecting citizens with job opportunities across the state.
  • While MSU’s football team is known nationally for performance, its Scott Field playing surface is recognized by the Sports Turf Managers Association as the Football Field of the Year for colleges and universities with natural turf.
  • The National Science Foundation ranks Mississippi State among the nation’s top 100 research institutions and the Magnolia State’s leading research university