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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Prepare to advance your STEM career with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Our master’s degree programs empower you to create new career opportunities through a curriculum that teaches the latest theories and concepts rooted in real-world experiential learning. Best of all, our online course delivery gives you more control over your study schedule—perfect for students who are currently mid-career.

Prepare to advance your STEM career with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Our master’s degree programs empower you to create new career opportunities through a curriculum that teaches the latest theories and concepts rooted in real-world experiential learning. Best of all, our online course delivery gives you more control over your study schedule—perfect for students who are currently mid-career.

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  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
  • Offers special military rates and special advisors who have a military background.
  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
  • Offers special military rates and special advisors who have a military background.
  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • With 100,000+ students, it's the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation.
  • Since 1971, its mission has been to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world.
  • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
  • The student-faculty ratio is 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5%.
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  • With 100,000+ students, it's the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation.
  • Since 1971, its mission has been to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world.
  • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
  • The student-faculty ratio is 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5%.
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and 33.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • As a Christian university, the school encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
  • 65% of students have cars on campus, and alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age.
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  • Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and 33.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • As a Christian university, the school encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
  • 65% of students have cars on campus, and alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits

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