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Also known as Ole Miss, the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi was founded in 1848 with 80 students. It now has an enrollment of approximately 14,500 students in nine academic divisions. Branch campuses are located in Tupelo and Southaven as well as the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

The college and schools of Ole Miss are:

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Graduate School
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Pharmacy

The University is also the home of a number of research centers.

The school was integrated in 1962 when James Meredith matriculated there. Today, approximately 13% of the student population is African-American.

Further Reading regarding the integration of the University and the role that incident played in the US civil rights movement:

  • An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962, William Doyle, Doubleday, 2001, hardcover, ISBN 0385499698

External Links Ole Miss Web Site (http://www.olemiss.edu)

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