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25 Colleges
3,678 Yearly Graduations
$36,914 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,752 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Mississippi ranked #29 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2019. Around 3,678 students received some type of diploma that year. Mississippi colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $9,228 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $11,379 per year.

An estimated 55% of college students in Mississippi take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,688 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
530 Yearly Degrees
$12,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at William Carey University is 5,042, of which 3,249 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,912 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at William Carey University is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 49%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 82% of students at William Carey University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,968 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from William Carey University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
496 Yearly Degrees
$8,828 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,456 students at Ole Miss in total, 18,007 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,636 are full-time. For undergraduates at Ole Miss, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,672 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Ole Miss with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
475 Yearly Degrees
$8,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,974 students at Mississippi State in total, 18,490 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,839 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mississippi State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,297 a year. Mississippi State has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mississippi State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
408 Yearly Degrees
$8,445 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,331 undergraduates at Jackson State, of which 4,840 are full-time, and there are 7,250 students altogether. For undergraduates at Jackson State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

57% of Jackson State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,782 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Jackson State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
378 Yearly Degrees
$8,896 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Southern Mississippi is 14,509, of which 11,920 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,846 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Southern Miss take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,738 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern Miss is $30,200.

#6

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
291 Yearly Degrees
$18,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,103 students at MC in total, 3,232 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,772 are full-time. For undergraduates at MC, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 39%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at MC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,959 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from MC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
288 Yearly Degrees
$7,671 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,075 undergraduates at Delta State University, of which 1,989 are full-time, and there are 3,715 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,021 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Delta State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
167 Yearly Degrees
$26,201 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,205 students at Belhaven in total, 2,307 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,155 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Belhaven take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,585 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Belhaven is $31,700.

#9

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$3,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,756 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and 8,950 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,487 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees
$3,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,270 full-time undergraduates at ICC, and 4,930 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at ICC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,627 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ICC is $22,600.

#11

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees
$3,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,678 students at Holmes Community College in total, 3,527 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,444 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Holmes Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
70 Yearly Degrees
$7,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,658 students at Alcorn State in total, 3,173 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,855 are full-time. For undergraduates at Alcorn State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Roughly 86% of students at Alcorn State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,739 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Alcorn State is $23,100.

#13

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Wesson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
64 Yearly Degrees
$3,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Copiah-Lincoln Community College is 3,094, which includes 2,087 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,476 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Copiah-Lincoln Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
39 Yearly Degrees
$14,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Blue Mountain College is 640, of which 631 students are undergraduates and of those, 583 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Blue Mountain College is 4.3 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

53% of Blue Mountain College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,396 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

#15

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$3,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,360 full-time undergraduates at EMCC, and 4,000 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,257 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,200 during the early-career years.

#16

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$6,746 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,285 students at Mississippi Valley State University in total, 1,930 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,517 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mississippi Valley State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 93% of students at Mississippi Valley State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,764 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi Valley State University is $19,900.

#17

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees
$7,525 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,505 undergraduates at MUW, of which 2,002 are full-time, and there are 2,711 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MUW is 4.5 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 25% of accepted students are men, and 75% are women.

70% of MUW students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,882 a year. MUW has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MUW with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees
$3,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,679 full-time undergraduates at Northeast Mississippi Community College, and 3,512 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,079 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,500 during the early-career years.

#19

Coahoma Community College

Clarksdale, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$3,003 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,895 students at Coahoma Community College in total, 1,361 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Students who graduate from Coahoma Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Rust College

Holly Springs, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$9,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 846 students at Rust College in total, 761 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Rust College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 43% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

83% of Rust College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,388 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rust College is $18,400.

#21

Mississippi Delta Community College

Moorhead, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
6 Yearly Degrees
$3,085 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,731 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Delta Community College, and 2,373 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,100 during the early-career years.

#22

Millsaps College

Jackson, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4 Yearly Degrees
$41,314 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Millsaps College is 865, of which 799 students are undergraduates and of those, 792 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

About 49% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at Millsaps take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,914 a year. Millsaps has a 6.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,900 during the early-career years.

#23

Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1 Yearly Degrees
$10,735 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 726 undergraduates at Tougaloo, of which 696 are full-time, and there are 736 students altogether. For undergraduates at Tougaloo, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at Tougaloo take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,586 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tougaloo is $23,100.

#24

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$3,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pearl River Community College is 4,836, which includes 3,640 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

30% of Pearl River Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,074 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pearl River Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Strayer University - Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Strayer University - Mississippi is 508, of which 442 students are undergraduates and of those, 15 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

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