With a population of around 19,000, Oxford, Mississippi, combines small-town advantages with big-city amenities. Oxford is committed to its existing industry and to establishing a healthy partnership with new businesses.
The City of Oxford supports and promotes technology and entrepreneurial development in North Mississippi by
Insight Park offers business services, recreation and entertainment opportunities that will appeal to anyone’s taste, in addition to Class A building space. The amenities include:
Ole Miss produced its 25th Rhodes Scholar in 2008. Since 1998, UM students have earned two Rhodes, six Truman, eight Goldwater, one Udall, one Gates Cambridge and six Fulbright scholarships. Of the 23 major national scholarship recipients UM has produced since 2000, 21 were graduates of the College of Liberal Arts.
UM's undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in accountancy are ranked in the nation's top 20 (Public Accounting Report, Nov. 2008). Master of Accountancy and Master of Taxation programs lay claim to 100 percent placement of their graduates.
Over the past five years, every student who has graduated from the professional pharmacy program has had at least one job offer. Additionally, in four of the past seven years, 100 percent of Doctor of Pharmacy graduates have passed the licensure exam on the first try.
The FDA and several research institutions around the globe have partnered with UM's National Center for Natural Products Research to help develop standards of identity and purity for botanical dietary supplements. The standards are crucial to ensuring that the millions of dietary supplements people take daily are safe.
The UM School of Business Administration significantly advanced in U.S. News & World Report’s latest annual ranking of nearly 1,800 undergraduate business programs in the nation. The UM business school ranks No. 83. The recognition places Ole Miss squarely in the top 5 percent of prestigious four-year institutions, including University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern, Dartmouth, Columbia and Yale universities.
The oldest engineering school in the state, the Ole Miss School of Engineering is preparing students and supporting researchers in each of its six departments: chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer and information science, electrical engineering, geology/geological engineering and mechanical engineering. The school is undergoing a transformation with a new on-campus engineering complex that will include the state-of-the-art Center for Manufacturing Excellence.
UM holds more than 40 patents for such things as a novel drug-delivery system, thermoacoustic refrigeration device, immune stimulators and possible treatments for cancer, malaria, pain and infections. Research means jobs, investment and growth, so UM has licensed 15 of these technologies to new businesses or multibillion-dollar companies.