Mississippi Valley State University is located in Itta Bena, Mississippi, the heart of Mississippi Delta. The university is providing undergraduate, graduate, and public service programs for the region. In 1946, legislation authorizing the establishment of the institution under the name Mississippi Vocational College was enacted by the Mississippi Legislature. The express purpose for the new college was to train teachers for rural and elementary schools and to provide vocational training. The first academic year was started in 1950-51 with 14 regular students and seven faculty members. The college offered the Bachelor of Science degree in 14 areas and provided Extension Services. Mississippi Valley College was authorized to offer the liberal arts degree. It also offer the science and education degrees. The university now offers the master’s degree in environmental health, elementary education, and criminal justice. The university also gives master’s degree in business administration, special education, rural public policy and the Master of Arts in teaching.
The University gives all the needs for a student. The university gives all the technical supports to the students. It allows good labs and a good computer services to the students of the university. Computer service is dedicated to providing stable and up-to-date technology. It supports services for the faculty, staff and students of Mississippi Valley State University. The department responds to the needs of the Delta region of the state of Mississippi for accessible, relevant and quality technological needs for undergraduate, graduate, and some public service programs. Academic Computing Services also function as a leader in the implementation and utilization of new technologies. Technology is a very important tool that assists in the achievement of this goal.