University of Southern Mississippi ranks No. 43, Mississippi State University No. 65 on ‘Most Popular National Universities’ list by U.S. News & World Report
How did they measure popularity?
“One of the best indicators of a school’s popularity among students is the school’s yield–the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up enrolling at that institution in the fall. The figures in these tables are from the fall 2010 entering class and show the students that were accepted, the students that enrolled, and the admit yield.”
Schools considered “national universities” offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master’s and doctoral degrees.