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Mississippi University for Women

Tagline A Tradition of Excellence for Men and Women
Established 1884
Type Public
President Claudia A. Limbert
Location Columbus, Mississippi, United States
Address 1100 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701
Telephone (877) 462 8439
Colors Blue and White
Nickname The W
Affiliations Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Website http://www.muw.edu


Mississippi University for Women, also known as MUW or sipmly the "W" is a four-year coeducational public university located in Columbus, Mississippi. It was formerly known as Industrial Institute and College (II&C) and later Mississippi State College for Women (MSCW). Men have been offered admission to MUW since 1982. Image File history File links MUWLogo. ... A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Columbus is a city located in Lowndes County, Mississippi, on the Tombigbee River. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women at the same school facilities. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Columbus is a city located in Lowndes County, Mississippi, on the Tombigbee River. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

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History and mission

Upon its establishment in 1884, Mississippi University for Women became the first public women's college in the United States. Then known as the Industrial Institute and College, the institution was created by an act of the Mississippi Legislature on March 12, 1884, for the dual purposes of providing a liberal arts education for women and preparing them for employment. The first session began October 22, 1885, with an enrollment of approximately 250 students on a campus formerly occupied by the Columbus Female Institute, a private college founded in 1847. 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Womens colleges in the United States were primarly founded during the early 19th century. ... The Mississippi Legislature is comprised of the Mississippi House of Representatives and the Mississippi Senate. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in leap years). ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ...


The name of the institution changed to Mississippi State College for Women in 1920 to reflect an emphasis on collegiate, rather than vocational, education. The name changed again in 1974 to Mississippi University for Women to better reflect the nature of the academic programs, including graduate studies. All other Mississippi state colleges were also designated universities at this time. Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... A vocational school, providing vocational education and also sometimes referred to as a trade school or career college, and school was operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job or jobs. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ...


In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan that the school's single-sex admissions policies were in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Following this decision, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning ordered the university to change its policies to allow the admission of qualified males into all university programs. In 1988, the Board of Trustees reaffirmed the mission of MUW as an institution providing quality academic programs for all qualified students, with emphasis on distinctive opportunities for women. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the judicial branch of the United States federal government. ... Holding The exclusion of men from enrollment in Mississippi University for Women’s nursing school violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. ... The words inscribed above the entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court are: Equal justice under law The Equal Protection Clause, part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, provides that no state shall… deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. ... The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is one of the post-Civil War amendments and it includes the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Academics

The University offers academic programs in more than 50 areas of study [1].


In 2006 MUW awarded 481 undergraduate degrees. The following were the top ten degrees awarded and the percentage of of the graduates that came from that program[1]: For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... The word degree may refer to: A unit of angle measure A unit of temperature measurement A curvature measure any of several meanings in mathematics An academic award or title A musical term A symbol used in science, engineering and mathematics Degree is also used in: Family to describe the...

The remaining degrees awarded were in the following subjects: Art Education, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Studio Arts, Theatre, History, Health & Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sport Management, Mathematics, Microbiology, Music, Physical Science, Political Science, Spanish, [[Speech-Language Pathology] /[Audiology] and Pre-professional degrees. MUW offers Pre-Professional degrees in Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical Technology, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre-Veterinary. Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... Primary or elementary education consist of the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Psychology is an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... In United States practice of law, a paralegal is person who works in the legal profession, typically as an assistant to a lawyer, and who is typically responsible for researching, analyzing, and managing the daily tasks for cases. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up English, english in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Art education is the area of learning that, in the United States of America, is based upon the visual, tangible arts—drawing, painting, sculpture, and design in jewelry, pottery, weaving, fabrics, etc and design applied to more practical fields such as commercial graphics and home furnishings. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Chemistry (from Persian language کیمیا Kimia and Greek χημεία khēmeía[1] meaning alchemy) is the science of matter at the atomic to molecular scale, dealing primarily with collections of atoms, such as gases, molecules, crystals, and metals. ... Look up Communication in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A culinary profession is cooking as a profession, i. ... Saul Basss poster for the film The Man with the Golden Arm - a highly regarded work of graphic design. ... Interior design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... History studies the past in human terms. ... Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... An agar plate streaked with microorganisms Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. ... Allegory of Music on the Opéra Garnier Music is an art form that involves organized sounds and silence. ... Physical science is an encompassing term for the branches of natural science, and science (generally), that study non-living systems, in contrast to the biological sciences. ... Political science is the field of the social sciences concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ...


In 2006 MUW awarded 81 Master’s Degrees from its eight different graduate programs. The following are the percentages of graduates that came from each program[2]: For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... // Scope of Practice The practice of speech-language pathology includes prevention, diagnosis, habilitation, and rehabilitation of communication, swallowing, or other upper aerodigestive disorders; elective modification of communication behaviors; and enhancement of communication. ... The Master of Education (M.Ed or M.A.E.) is a degree conferred by American institutions for educators moving on in their field. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Health education is defined as the process by which individuals and groups of people learn to behave in a manner conducive to the promotion, maintenance or restoration of health. ... The Master of Education (M.Ed or M.A.E.) is a degree conferred by American institutions for educators moving on in their field. ... Differentiation can mean the following: In biology: cellular differentiation; evolutionary differentiation; In mathematics: see: derivative In cosmogony: planetary differentiation Differentiation (geology); Differentiation (logic); Differentiation (marketing). ... An instruction is a form of communicated information that is both command and explanation for how an action, behavior, method, or task is to be begun, completed, conducted, or executed. ... The Master of Education (M.Ed or M.A.E.) is a degree conferred by American institutions for educators moving on in their field. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill. ...

Campus Demographics

[3][4]


Students

Total Enrollment: 2428

  • Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 2280
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 148

Freshman: 587 Sophomores: 353 Juniors: 487 Seniors: 834 Graduate Students: 148


Faculty

Average Faculty Salary: $46,184 Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1


Total Faculty: 207

  • Administrative: 9
  • Part-Time Faculty: 132
  • Full-Time Faculty: 66
    • Male Full-Time Faculty: 49
    • Female Full-Time Faculty: 83

Faculty Rank

  • Professor: 30
  • Associate Professor: 16
  • Assistant Professor: 35
  • Instructor: 51

Student Demographics 2006-2007

Average Age of Students: 25


Female: 85% Male: 15%


Full-time: 83% Part-time 17%


White: 64% Black: 32% Other: 4%


Mississippi Resident: 91.56% Other United State Resident: 7.66% International: 0.78%


Freshman Admissions

Number of freshman applicants: 1381 Number of freshman admitted: 683


ACT minimum score: 16 ACT mean score: 21.5


Colleges and Schools

Business

MUW’s College of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. Retrieved on 2007-02-25. Business majors in the 2006-2007 school year represented 8% of the total MUW student body[5] The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs was founded in 1988 to create an organization and an accreditation process designed to fit the needs of business programs focused on teaching and learning. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


The MUW College of Business offers degrees in the following areasBusiness Programs of Study. Retrieved on 2007-02-25.: 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...

A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), is a bachelors degree in business administration. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... The term management characterizes the process of and/or the personnel leading and directing all or part of an organization (often a business) through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, capital, natural, intellectual or intangible). ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing Marketing is a social and managerial function that attempts to create, expand and maintain a collection of customers. ...

Alumni

Alumni of MUW are known collectively as "The Long Blue Line" and are known for their loyalty to their school.[citation needed]


Notable MUW alumni include:

As of February 2007, there is tension between MUW's administration and its alumni.[8] [9] The announcement of the University's decision to disaffiliate from the 117-year-old MUW Alumnae Association[10] called public attention to the conflicts; however, the decisions to end the Univeristy's athletic program[11] , consider changing the name of the university[12], and dismiss the Alumni Association's director and assistant director[13] have also contributed to the current relationship problems. Former Vermont Governor Dr. Howard Dean is the current Chairman of the DNC. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal campaign and fund-raising organization affiliated with the United States Democratic Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ... Nystatin (Nystan®, Infestat®, Nystamont®) is an polyene antimycotic drug Nystatin is considered one of the clean drugs as it has no proven side effects. ... Bush/Cheney, 2004 campaign manager Ken Mehlman is the current chairman of the RNC. The Republican National Committee (RNC) provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. ... The Supreme Court of Mississippi is the highest court in the state of Mississippi. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... The O. Henry Awards are yearly prizes given to short stories of exceptional merit. ... The orginization related to the alumni of Mississippi University for Women. ...


See also

The following is a list of current and historical womens universities and colleges in the United States. ...

References

  1. ^ Degreebook: AY2003-AY2006 Degrees Awarded and Top Ten Degrees & September 2006 Program Inventory. Jackson, MS: Board of Trustees State Institute of Higher Learning, 8. 
  2. ^ Degreebook: AY2003-AY2006 Degrees Awarded and Top Ten Degrees & September 2006 Program Inventory. Jackson, MS: Board of Trustees State Institute of Higher Learning, 8. 
  3. ^ February 24, Mississippi's Universities
  4. ^ (2006) Mississippi University for Women Fact Book 2006-2007. Jackson, MS: Mississippi University for Women. 
  5. ^ (2006) Mississippi University for Women Fact Book 2006-2007. Jackson, MS: Mississippi University for Women. 

External links

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Mississippi University for Women - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (354 words)
Mississippi University for Women (MUW) is a four-year public university located in Columbus, Mississippi.
Upon its establishment in 1884, Mississippi University for Women became the first public college for women in America.
Originally known as the Industrial Institute and College (IIandC), the institution was created by an act of the Mississippi Legislature on March 12, 1884, for the dual purposes of providing a liberal arts education and preparing women for employment.
Mississippi University for Women - definition of Mississippi University for Women in Encyclopedia (241 words)
Established in 1884, Mississippi University for Women became the first public college for women in America.
Originally known as the Industrial Institute and College, the institution was created by an act of the Mississippi legislature for the dual purposes of providing a liberal arts education and preparing women for employment.
MUW is located in the Southside district of Columbus, Mississippi, between College Street, Seventh Avenue South, Eleventh Street South, and Fifteenth Street South.
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