University of Mississippi


The state's flagship university, the University of Mississippi is a growing, vibrant institution that offers nationally ranked academic and research programs. It has a long history of producing state and national leaders in public service, business, academics and the professions including elite, nationally competitive scholars. In the last two decades, university students include 15 Goldwater Scholars, three Rhodes Scholars, seven Truman Scholars, 23 Fulbright Scholars, three Udall Scholars and three Gates Cambridge Scholars. 


The state's first public university to house a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, UM has 17 academic divisions, including a major medical school; nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy; and an Honors College acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community engagement. Ranked among the nation's top public research universities by several measures, the university is home to more than 25 research centers and is designated an R1: Research University (highest research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The institution is named regularly to “best places to work” lists.


The University of Mississippi is in Oxford ( in the rolling hills of north Mississippi, 80 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. Oxford is a vibrant university town of more than 25,000 residents, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants, a lively arts culture and historic landmarks. This special place, named in 2021 as America’s Best College Town by ESPN, boasts a thriving economy and offers a strong public school system widely recognized for its excellence.