Mississippi Colleges and Universities


Colleges and Universities in Mississippi

The bills are low and the folks are happy in Mississippi, making it a great place to earn a college degree. Mississippi residents attending one of the state's public schools can take advantage of in-state tuition rates, and the cost of living, well below the national average, is a bargain for anyone. You can pursue your education at any number of colleges and universities in Mississippi. The state is home to public universities, private colleges, community colleges and even schools offering online and distance learning. The University of Mississippi in Jackson is one of the state's unique institutions in that it comprises six health science schools including dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacology and more.

The reward for your hard work could be finding a position in Mississippi

While agriculture is the top industry in the state, there are also other industries that play an important part in Mississippi's balmy climate. They include electronic equipment, gaming, oil and gas and textiles. The economy in Mississippi is recovering, according to Moody's Analytics, and this could be positive for recent graduates of universities and colleges in Mississippi. Additionally, there are a number of jobs in the state requiring postsecondary training or beyond that are listed by CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, as having the most openings.

According to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean earned wages for some of these positions included:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $55,660
  2. Elementary school teachers: $41,720
  3. General and operations managers: $87,910
  4. Industrial engineers:$65,160
  5. Lawyers: $92,300
  6. Physicians and surgeons:$221,700
  7. Secondary school teachers: $41,490

Many middle-aged folks say that college was the best four (or five or six) years of their life, so enjoy every minute of your college experience at one of the universities in Mississippi!

See also: Mississippi Vocational Schools and Career Training

Directory of Mississippi Colleges & Universities

Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from Mississippi

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Other Colleges & Universities in Mississippi

Alcorn State University
Alcorn State, Natchez, Vicksburg, Mississippi www.alcorn.edu
Blue Mountain College
Blue Mountain, Mississippi www.bmc.edu
Coahoma Community College
Clarksdale, Mississippi www.coahomacc.edu
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Wesson, Mississippi www.colin.edu
Delta State University
Cleveland, Mississippi www.deltastate.edu
East Central Community College
Decatur, Mississippi www.eccc.edu
East Mississippi Community College
Scooba, Mayhew, Mississippi www.eastms.edu
Itawamba Community College
Fulton, Tupelo, Mississippi www.iccms.edu
Jackson State University
Jackson, Mississippi www.jsums.edu
Jones County Junior College
Ellisville, Mississippi www.jcjc.edu
Magnolia Bible College
Kosciusko, Mississippi www.magnolia.edu
Meridian Community College
Meridian, Mississippi www.mcc.cc.ms.us
Millsaps College
Jackson, Mississippi www.millsaps.edu
Mississippi College
Clinton, MS www.mc.edu
Mississippi Delta Community College
Moorhead, MS www.msdelta.edu
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Perkinston, Gulfport, Gautier, MS www.mgccc.edu
Mississippi State University
MIssissippi State, MS www.msstate.edu
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus, Mississippi www.muw.edu
Mississippi Valley State University
Itta Bena, Mississippi www.mvsu.edu
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Booneville, Mississippi www.nemcc.edu
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Senatobia, MS www.northwestms.edu
Pearl River Community College
Poplarville, Mississippi www.prcc.edu
Rust College
Holly Springs, Mississippi www.rustcollege.edu
Southeastern Baptist College
Laurel, Mississippi www.southeasternbaptist.edu
Southwest Mississippi Community College
Summit, Mississippi www.smcc.edu
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, Mississippi www.tougaloo.edu
University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi www.olemiss.edu
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi www.usm.edu
Wesley College
Florence, Mississippi www.wesleycollege.edu
William Carey College
Hattiesburg, Mississippi www.wmcarey.edu
Hinds Community College
Raymond, Utica, Jackson, Rankin, Vicksburg/Warren County www.hindscc.edu
Mississippi College School of Law
Jackson, MS www.mc.edu/law/
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
State Board for Community and Junior Colleges
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MI
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Wesley Biblical Seminary
Jackson, Mississippi www.wbs.edu