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54 Colleges
46,243 Yearly Graduations
$31,903 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,961 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Mississippi is ranked #34 in the country with 46,243 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Mississippi is $7,976 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $9,994 a year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,740 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
6,199 Yearly Degrees
$8,828 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Mississippi is 21,617, of which 17,150 students are undergraduates and of those, 15,902 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ole Miss is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

41% of Ole Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,672 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ole Miss is $35,100.

#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
4,972 Yearly Degrees
$8,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,792 undergraduates at Mississippi State, of which 17,113 are full-time, and there are 22,226 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Mississippi State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,297 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#3

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
3,975 Yearly Degrees
$3,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,827 students at Hinds Community College in total, 6,953 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,946 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Hinds Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
3,603 Yearly Degrees
$3,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 8,954, which includes 5,676 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,100 during the early-career years.

#5

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
3,457 Yearly Degrees
$8,896 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,594 undergraduates at Southern Miss, of which 9,654 are full-time, and there are 14,133 students altogether. For undergraduates at Southern Miss, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,738 a year. Southern Miss has a 8.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern Miss with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,830 Yearly Degrees
$3,190 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,537 students at NWCC in total, 4,534 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,282 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,700 during the early-career years.

#7

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,708 Yearly Degrees
$8,445 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Jackson State University is 7,020, of which 5,152 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,126 are full-time. It takes the average Jackson State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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.

Roughly 57% of students at Jackson State take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#8

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,485 Yearly Degrees
$18,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mississippi College is 4,733, of which 2,944 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,516 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,959 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#9

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,467 Yearly Degrees
$3,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,172 full-time undergraduates at ICC, and 4,768 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

#10

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,406 Yearly Degrees
$3,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Holmes Community College is 5,529, which includes 3,343 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Holmes Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

#11

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,351 Yearly Degrees
$3,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Jones County Junior College is 4,536, which includes 3,136 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

13% of Jones County Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,982 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,400 during the early-career years.

#12

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,326 Yearly Degrees
$26,201 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,574 students at Belhaven in total, 2,369 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,199 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Belhaven is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,585 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#13

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,219 Yearly Degrees
$12,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,210 undergraduates at William Carey University, of which 1,901 are full-time, and there are 5,040 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

82% of William Carey University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,968 a year. William Carey University has a 7.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#14

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,103 Yearly Degrees
$3,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pearl River Community College is 5,157, which includes 3,824 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Pearl River Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#15

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,073 Yearly Degrees
$3,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,593 full-time undergraduates at EMCC, and 3,832 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

37% of EMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from EMCC is $21,200.

#16

Meridian Community College

Meridian, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
943 Yearly Degrees
$3,278 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,291 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 3,402 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,358 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,100 during the early-career years.

#17

Mississippi University for Women

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

There are 2,811 students at MUW in total, 2,594 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,026 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Roughly 70% of students at MUW take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,882 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,400 during the early-career years.

#18

Delta State University

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

There are 3,751 students at Delta State University in total, 3,109 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,981 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

Roughly 65% of students at Delta State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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.

#19

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

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

There are 2,068 full-time undergraduates at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, and 3,113 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

22% of Copiah-Lincoln Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

#20

Northeast Mississippi Community College

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

The total student population at Northeast Mississippi Community College is 3,606, which includes 2,753 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at Northeast Mississippi Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#21

Delta Technical College

Horn Lake, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
706 Yearly Degrees

There are 227 students at Delta Technical College in total, 211 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

97% of Delta Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,475 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Delta Technical College is $22,400.

#22

Alcorn State University

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

The total student population at Alcorn State University is 3,523, of which 3,069 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,729 are full-time. It takes the average Alcorn State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Alcorn State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Mississippi Delta Community College

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

There are 1,671 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Delta Community College, and 2,516 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.

#24

East Central Community College

Decatur, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
541 Yearly Degrees
$2,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,676 full-time undergraduates at East Central Community College, and 2,419 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at East Central Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,248 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
536 Yearly Degrees
$3,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,128 students at SMCC in total, 1,697 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Students who graduate from SMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Mississippi Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Coahoma Community College 499
27 Mississippi Valley State University 390
28 Delta Technical College - Ridgeland 376
29 Concorde Career College - Southaven 244
30 Millsaps College 238
31 Blue Cliff College - Gulfport 168
32 Blue Mountain College 140
33 Tougaloo College 114
34 Magnolia College of Cosmetology 97
35 Rust College 91
36 Institute of Health & Technology 65
37 Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology 59
38 Chris Beauty College 58
39 Corinth Academy of Cosmetology 41
40 Strayer University - Mississippi 31
41 Academy of Hair Design - Jackson 28
42 Traxlers School of Hair 27
42 The Academy of Hair Design Six 27
44 KC’s School of Hair Design 26
45 Mississippi College of Beauty Culture 25
45 Academy of Hair Design - Pearl 25
47 Goshen School of Cosmetology 23
48 Academy of Hair Design - Grenada 19
49 Unlimited Cosmetology School 10
50 Vaughn Beauty College 9
51 Fosters Cosmetology College 8
51 Wesley Biblical Seminary 8
53 Southeastern Baptist College 4
53 Delta Beauty College 4

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