Starkville Is Mississippi’s college town. Home to Mississippi’s largest university, more than 21,000 students strong in addition to more than 25,000 other citizens, (and 82,000 proud alumni) this town “rings true”. Historically fueled by agriculture, the Oktibbeha county economy continues to boom with industry, education, and culture. Firm in education, the Starkville-Oktibbeha School District enrolls more than 4,000 students each year with 77% of graduates pursuing higher education. Starkville offers a bright future, filled with energy and enthusiasm. Mississippi State University offers top-ranked research programs including veterinary medicine, agriculture, and engineering programs, a proud collection of SEC sports programs, and more than 700 faculty members covering 175 various programs.