A college town for more than a century, Starkville is surrounded by the energy and enthusiasm the university brings. Boasting an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, 700 faculty members, and an alumni family of over 82,000, Mississippi State University is the largest university in the state. MSU serves up exciting S.E.C. sports action with their championship football, basketball and baseball teams. The university is also a national leader in veterinary medicine, agricultural research and engineering. Plus, MSU is home to both the highly-acclaimed Lyceum Series and the Mississippi Piano Showcase, attracting the best cultural talent from around the world.
Since its establishment in 1878, this comprehensive land-grant institution has emerged as one of the region's and the nation's premier research and service universities without wavering from its priorities. Fully accredited, Mississippi State University has matured into a highly respected institution of higher learning and is on the threshold of entering the 21st century as one of the educational leaders of the Southeast.