About Us
Message from the Head of Campus

Thanks for visiting our website! What a great year it has been for MSU-Meridian! 

Dr. Cruse in the Rosenbaum Building wearing a maroon jacket and tie.

Our enrollment is growing as more students discover an opportunity to stay local, pay less, and earn more. New partnerships with local community colleges make the transition to MSU-Meridian more convenient than ever. Our Partnership Pathways truly take the guess work out of the transfer process. This is all backed with the assurance that MSU is the state’s leading return on educational investment.

We formally opened the newest MSU Building in Meridian in October. The Rosenbaum Building, on our Riley Campus downtown, houses Health Sciences programs and our new Bulldog Shop, where you can enjoy MSU dairy products and get the latest Adidas apparel. We will be adding an outdoor social and learning space before Fall 2017.

The Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts is celebrating ten years of productions and educational outreach, attracting more than 85,000 visitors and impacting the local economy by $4.3 million. This center, and MSU faculty, led the way to Meridian being selected for the prestigious Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program of the Kennedy Center. We’re partnering with Meridian Public Schools, and our community, to ensure every child has the opportunity to enjoy arts education.

As the state’s leading research University, we also are uniquely positioned to serve a wide range of people in east Mississippi and west Alabama where residents in Choctaw, Clarke, Greene, Hale, Marengo and Sumter are eligible for in-state tuition costs at MSU-Meridian.

There has never been a better time to join our community!

Hail State!


Dr. Terry Dale Cruse
Administrative Director and Head of Campus