Mississippi Valley State University
Mississippi Valley State University, founded in 1950, is located in Itta Bena, Mississippi. It faces challenges with a low thirty percent graduation rate and an acceptance rate of nearly eighty-five percent. Graduates also struggle with a shockingly low median salary of under twenty-four thousand dollars, while carrying significant debt of around thirty-three thousand dollars. Although the university boasts nationally recognized football and marching bands, exemplified by famous alumnus Jerry Rice, success like his is rare. With a twenty-year return on investment of negative one hundred seventy-four thousand, eight hundred dollars after a seventy-five thousand, seven hundred dollar four-year degree, students must carefully consider their options.