Statistics

The tables below provide statistical data on the number of reports of academic misconduct since the implementation of the Student Honor Code at Mississippi State University in 2007. This data is sorted by academic year which is defined as the start of the fall semester through the conclusion of the summer semester. Each table focuses on a category of interest: (1) who a case is adjudicated by; (2) classification of the reported student; (3) the academic college of the major of study by the reported student; (4) by the type of reported academic misconduct; and (5) by the type of sanction issued to the student.


Number of Cases Adjudicated

Academic Dishonesty Cases Adjudicated
Academic Year 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 Total  
Students Reported 157 212 220 271 333 296 369 1858  
Adjudicated by:
Instructor 104 111 138 121 148 150 154 926 49.8%
Student Honor Code Council 48 36 42 55 44 36 42 303 16.3%
Student Honor Code Staff 5 65 40 95 141 110 173 629 33.9%

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Cases by Classification

Classification
Academic Year 07-8 08-9 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 Total  
Students Reported 157 212 220 271 333 296 369 1858  
Freshmen 43 47 65 47 88 67 82 439 23.6%
Sophomores 31 41 40 50 57 36 81 336 18.1%
Juniors 31 42 35 44 60 46 73 331 17.8%
Seniors 33 59 57 85 104 121 104 563 30.3%
Graduate 19 23 23 45 24 26 29 189 10.2%

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Cases by College/School

College / School
Academic Year 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 Total  
Students Reported 157 212 220 271 333 296 369 1858  
Engineering 34 45 32 23 41 39 129 343 18.5%
Arts & Sciences 30 61 69 122 129 116 92 619 33.3%
Education 33 47 31 55 59 42 49 316 17%
Business 15 23 22 32 27 46 28 193 10.4%
Academic Affairs 18 15 34 29 33 22 26 177 9.5%
Forest Resources 7 2 4 1 11 2 8 35 1.9%
Architecture, Art & Design 5 8 4 0 9 5 6 37 2%
Agriculture & Life Sciences 15 10 22 9 21 21 28 126 6.8%
Graduate School(Unclassified) 0 1 2 0 1 3 2 9 0.5%
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0.2%

*Note:* Percentages reflect the number of students reported (who have a declared major) from any given academic college compared to the total number of reports received. This does NOT reflect the percentage of students reported from any given college.

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Cases by Type of Academic Misconduct

Types of Academic Dishonesty
Academic Year 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 Total  
Students Reported 157 212 220 271 333 296 369 1858  
Plagiarism 92 123 122 148 170 156 179 990 53.3%
Cheating 56 74 93 109 123 102 139 696 37.5%
Complicity 6 6 2 8 19 20 34 95 5.1%
Multiple submission 2 6 0 1 7 4 9 29 1.6%
Other 1 3 3 5 14 14 8 48 2.6%

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Cases by Sanctions Issued

*Note: * These numbers represent the primary sanction that a student received. Some students received more than one sanction, but the additional sanction (s) is not reflected in these numbers.
Sanctions Issued for Academic Dishonesty
Academic Year 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 Total  
Students Reported 157 212 220 271 333 296 369 1858  
0 on assignment 71 73 100 66 180 161 221 872 46.9%
XF sanction 40 68 44 58 73 49 54 386 20.8%
Grade reduction 17 39 46 73 30 26 38 269 14.5%
Suspension/Expulsion 5 4 2 10 5 5 8 39 2.1%
Other 20 6 14 21 17 31 34 143 7.7%
Not responsible 4 7 6 17 8 2 4 48 2.6%
Charges dismissed 0 15 8 26 20 22 10 101 5.4%
Not yet adjudicated 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%

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