Welcome to Mississippi State
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Mississippi State University, the state's largest university and its flagship research institution. I invite you to learn more about all that MSU offers by exploring our Web site and—more importantly—visiting our beautiful campus. You'll find that this is a place where you never meet a stranger.
Mississippi State was my institution of choice for earning three degrees, including a doctorate in agricultural economics. That educational foundation opened a world of opportunities for me. Whether your interest is architecture, business, engineering, humanities, arts, veterinary medicine, or one of the more than 80 majors that Mississippi State offers, there's something for everyone at "the people's university."
Our outstanding academics are complemented by many opportunities for leadership through our student newspaper, student government, or more than 300 organizations available at Mississippi State. We're proud that Mississippi State students are actively engaged in helping improve the world around them through projects such as MSU's Service Dawgs, which last year contributed more than 1,900 volunteer hours in the community.
There's not a better place to grow, learn, and prepare yourself for an outstanding future. Please get to know us—we think you'll want to come back.
Mark E. Keenum, President