16 Facts About Mississippi State


Mississippi State University for Agriculture and Applied Science, commonly known as Mississippi State University, is a public land-grant research university adjacent to Starkville, Mississippi.

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Mississippi State participates in the National Sea Grant College Program and National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.

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Mississippi State was a founding member of the SEC in 1932.

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In March 2009, Mississippi State announced the conclusion of the university's seven-year capital campaign, with more than $462 million received in private gifts and pledges.

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Mississippi State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

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Mississippi State University operates an off-campus, degree-granting center in Meridian that offers undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Mississippi State's campus is centered on the main quadrangle, called the Drill Field due to its heavy use by the Corps of Cadets prior to the end of World War II.

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Mississippi State is one of the few universities to house presidential papers.

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In May 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Ulysses S Grant Association, Mississippi State University was selected as the permanent location for Ulysses S Grant's Presidential Library.

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Mississippi State is home to WMSV, the campus radio station, which routinely plays older alternative mainstream rock and pop from the 1990s.

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City of Starkville and the Mississippi State campus have been a tour stop for many artists, including a visit in 1965 by Johnny Cash.

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Every semester Mississippi State has several distinguished speakers; these have included best selling authors Greg Mortenson and Mississippi State alumnus John Grisham, former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Academy Award-nominated Spike Lee, television science show hosts Jeff Lieberman and Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Mississippi State University is a member of the SEC Academic Consortium.

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In 2013, Mississippi State University participated in the SEC Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, which was organized and led by the University of Georgia and the UGA Bioenergy Systems Research Institute.

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In 2021, Mississippi State University won its first, team, national championship in baseball.

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Mississippi State University beat Vanderbilt 2 out of 3 games to take the championship.

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