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 Year 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 Total %
StudentsReported 333 296 369 470 279 396 418 2561  
Adjuicated by:
Instructor 148 150 154 204 146 178 207 1187 46%
HC Council 44 36 42 27 47 49 47 292 11%
HC Staff 141 110 173 179 91 167 164 1025 40%
Classification:                  
Freshmen 88 67 82 125 97 119 109 687 27%
Sophomores 57 36 81 104 42 89 87 496 19%
Juniors 60 46 73 95 64 76 68 482 29%
Seniors 104 121 104 132 59 96 129 745 29%
Graduate 24 26 29 14 17 16 25 151 6%
College/School:
Engineering 41 39 129 180 52 70 106 617 24%
Arts & Sciences 129 116 92 81 77 133 99 727 28%
Education 59 42 49 48 44 64 45 351 14%
Business 27 46 28 58 34 46 68 307 12%
Academic Affairs 33 22 26 38 41 28 43 231 9%
Forest Resources 11 2 8 3 2 3 9 38 1%
Architecture, Art, & Design 9 5 6 32 12 6 9 79 3%
Agriculture & Life Sciences 21 21 28 24 12 35 24 165 6%
Graduate School (Unclassified) 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 8 0%
Veterinary Medicine 2 0 1 1 3 0 4 11 0%
*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.
Academic Misconduct:
Plagiarism 170 156 179 184 156 150 122 1117 44%
Cheating 123 102 139 239 96 105 169 973 38%
Complicity 19 20 34 15 8 17 30 143 6%
Multiple Submission 7 4 9 6 2 3 10 41 2%
Fabrication 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0%
Falsification 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 0%
Acaddemic Fraud 0 0 0 24 39 115 84 262 10%
Violation of Rules 0 0 0 1 11 2 0 14 1%
Sanctions Issued:
0 on assignment 180 161 221 236 181 391 457 1827 71%
XF 73 49 54 58 26 52 50 362 14%
Grade Reduction 30 26 38 23 42 119 168 446 17%
Suspension / Explusion 5 5 8 4 3 4 3 32 1%
Other 17 31 34 39 22 82 84 309 12%
Not Responsible 8 2 4 63 13 35 39 164 6%
Charges dropped 20 22 10 57 3 5 7 124 5%
Academic Integrity Intervention Program 0 0 0 162 105 257 338 862 34%
Verbal Reprimand 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0%
Probation 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 7 0%
*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.

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