Mississippi State University

The Mississippi State University (also known as MSU ) is a public university in Starkville in the north of the U.S. state of Mississippi. With 16,101 students ( 2005) it is adjacent to the University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi is the most important university in Mississippi. The university has branches in Meridian and Vicksburg.


The university was founded in 1878 as The Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi (Mississippi A & M). Since 1958, it bears its present name.


  • Architecture, Art and Design
  • Forestry
  • Engineering ( James Worth Bagley College of Engineering )
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Economics
  • Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College


The sports team of MSU are called the Bulldogs. The University is a member of the Southeastern Conference.

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