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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.

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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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            • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
            • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
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            • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
            • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
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            • Ranked among the Best Grad Schools for Physician Assistants in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Dedicated to delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899.
            • Provides a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services.
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            • A private university founded in 1939.  
            • Part of an international network of Assemblies of God colleges and universities.
            • Offers bachelor’s programs that give students the option to take one 7-week course at a time and complete their degree in as few as 36 months.
            • Provides 18 month programs for a master of arts in organizational leadership, digital media, and more.
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            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1969.
            • Offers free refresher courses to alumni for any previously completed course.
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            • Established in 1940 as Bryan Stenotype School.
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            • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
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            • A private, co-ed college founded in 1821 and located in downtown Washington, D.C.
            • Its student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and 55.1% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
            • Has distinguished alumni including Senator Harry Reid, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and actress Courtney Cox.
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            • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
            • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
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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
            MS e-Campus (P.A.C.E.)

            Wesley Biblical Seminary
            Jackson, Mississippi www.wbs.edu