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

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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
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            Jackson, MI
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            Wesley Biblical Seminary
            Jackson, Mississippi www.wbs.edu