The University of Mississippi
(also known as Ole Miss
) is public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. Founded in 1848, the school is composed of the main campus,
with three branch campuses located in Tupelo, Southaven, and Booneville. UM maintains a field station in Bay Springs as well as the University of
Mississippi Medical Center
in Jackson. Additionally,
it is a sea-grant institute, as well as a space-grant institute.UM currently enrolls 14,307 students in nine academic divisions with a student-to-faculty ratio of 21:1. The chancellor of the University of Mississippi is currently Robert Khayat.