Mississippi State University, at Mississippi State, near Starkville; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1878 as an agricultural and mechanical college, opened 1880. From 1932 to 1958 it was known as Mississippi State College. It has programs in arts and sciences, architecture, engineering, business and industry, education, agriculture and home economics, forestry, and veterinary medicine.
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