Mississippi College School of Law

Admissions: Mississippi College

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,316
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 745
Overall acceptance rate 56.6%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 194
Number of full-time program applicants 1,315
Number of full-time program acceptances 744
Full-time acceptance rate 56.6%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 193
Number of part-time program applicants 1
Number of part-time program acceptances 1
Part-time acceptance rate 100.0%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 1
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.01-3.53
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 148-153
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.01-3.53
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 148-153
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 4-4
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 153-153

Careers: Mississippi College

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MS
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 93.9%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 88.1%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 162
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 94.4%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $48,000
Median private sector starting salary $75,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $90,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 72%
Median public service starting salary $51,500
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 20.0%
Percent employed in government 15.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 12.0%
Percent employed in law firms 52.0%
Percent employed in public interest 0.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 2.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 66%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 17
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 8.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 71.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 16.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Career Services helps students obtain employment/judicial clerkships; assists students with clerking, other work & volunteer opportunities while in law school; provides information on employment opportunities; sponsors an on-campus recruiting program; offers seminars to prepare for interviewing & employment. A public service employment program is available for students after their first year.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 80.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 5.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 10.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 5.0%