Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State

<p>Any major difference between the engineering departments (electrical) at these two schools? If one is perceived better than the other, why is that?? Thanks!</p>

<p>It’s probably a good idea to take a chance to visit both departments so you can get firsthand information about them. Perception isn’t always reality. Ole Miss’ program is smaller, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good program. Many students find a smaller environment more welcoming and more access to faculty appealing. MS State does have a reputation about engineering. Both are ABET accredited. Again, set up visits to talk with faculty in both programs before deciding.</p>

<p>Thanks collegeguider, that makes perfect sense. We are taking a road trip from New England during spring break to see which seems like the better fit. The size issue will be a big factor!</p>

<p>That’s great to hear! Best of luck on your visits. Make sure to request specific visits with the Schools of Engineering at both schools.</p>

<p>Dunno if my response will matter much, but I personally love MSU’s engineering departments (I’m only a high school student, but after emailing several chemical, biomedical, and electrical engineering professors for research positions, I found their responses timely, kind, and helpful). The fact that they’d be willing to take a chance on someone as inexperienced as I spoke volumes to me. One astrophysics professor who no longer works there offered to stay in touch with me regardless and has been helping me with many of my questions. Great guy. </p>

<p>For what it’s worth, I just found out that MSU is ABET accredited for Computer Engineering, while Ole Miss is not. Both are certified for Computer Science. </p>

<p><a href=“http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx”>http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx</a></p>

<p>Just made the trip to visit both Ole Miss and MS State (from out of state.) Agree with TeamRocketGrunt that everyone we spoke with was incredibly helpful, not only in the Engineering department, but other departments as well. Found that Ole MIss Engineering is not yet a mature program and therefore has fewer degree options. From what we could see and experience in a short visit, MS State has the advantage for technical degrees…</p>

Hi, this is probably a late post for you, but Ole Miss actually has the oldest School of Engineering in the state of Mississippi (founded 1900). So, I’m not sure what is meant by the question of maturity. The program is just smaller there. Also @filius1‌, Ole Miss doesn’t offer a degree in Computer Engineering so it can’t be accredited in that area. They do offer an emphasis in computer engineering through the Electrical Engineering program - the program initially asked about. Your post makes it sound like they have a program that isn’t accredited which isn’t the case. The computer science degree is fully accredited.</p>

<p>I just want to ensure that truly factual information is posted here about both programs. @TeamRocketGrunt‌ I would imagine that you would find the same at Ole Miss if you contacted professors there. Just advocating for both sides. I’m glad you took the time to visit both of the places you were considering. Best of luck in your future endeavors!</p>


<p>Thanks for the information. My son actually did end up choosing Ole Miss. The problem with MSU was that they don’t offer his second-choice major, Linguistics. He wants a school with both majors in case he changes his mind.</p>