# Mississippi Colleges

In 2018, 36,450 students received a degree from a college in Mississippi, making it rank #33 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $8,145 per year to get their degree at a college in Mississippi, while out of state students will pay an average of $10,011 per year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,550 per year.

## Most Popular Schools in Mississippi

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

There are 23,136 students at Ole Miss in total, 17,511 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ole Miss is 4.4 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at Ole Miss take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,672 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,100 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Mississippi State University is 21,883, of which 16,803 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Mississippi State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,297 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi State is $33,400.

There are 14,478 students at Southern Miss in total, 10,384 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Southern Miss undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

68% of Southern Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,738 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average 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.

There are 5,803 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and 8,888 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 32% of students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,487 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $22,100.

There are 12,061 students at Hinds Community College in total, 7,196 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at Hinds Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,946 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hinds Community College is $21,100.

There are 5,935 full-time undergraduates at Jackson State, and 8,558 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 32% 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 14.4% 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.

There are 5,036 students at MC in total, 2,793 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MC is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 39%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at MC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,959 a year. MC has a 6.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

There are 4,839 students at William Carey University in total, 1,676 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average William Carey University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,968 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

The total student population at Belhaven University is 4,458, of which 1,248 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Belhaven undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 75% of students at Belhaven take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,585 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 $31,700 during the early-career years.

There are 5,789 students at Holmes Community College in total, 3,705 of which are 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 typical student loan amount is $2,444 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Holmes Community College is $22,600.

There are 5,191 full-time undergraduates at NWCC, and 7,654 students altogether. 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 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NWCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Itawamba Community College is 5,019, of which 3,416 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

18% of ICC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,627 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ICC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,365 full-time undergraduates at Pearl River Community College, and 4,829 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,074 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% 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.

The total student population at Delta State University is 3,785, of which 2,198 students are full-time undergraduates. 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.

65% of Delta State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,021 a year. Delta State University has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Mississippi University for Women is 2,789, of which 2,113 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MUW is 4.5 years.

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 school reports a student loan default rate of 8.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MUW is $29,400.

There are 3,391 full-time undergraduates at Jones County Junior College, and 4,517 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,982 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% 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.

There are 2,442 full-time undergraduates at EMCC, and 3,908 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 22.3% 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.

There are 2,107 full-time undergraduates at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, and 3,075 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,476 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Copiah-Lincoln Community College is $21,300.

There are 2,424 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 3,555 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 average amount of student loans is $2,358 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

There are 2,893 full-time undergraduates at Alcorn State, and 3,716 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Alcorn State is 4.6 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 86% of students at Alcorn State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,739 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%.

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.

There are 2,663 full-time undergraduates at Northeast Mississippi Community College, and 3,501 students altogether. 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 24.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeast Mississippi Community College is $23,500.

There are 1,858 full-time undergraduates at East Central Community College, and 2,560 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,248 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

There are 1,959 students at SMCC in total, 1,565 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,600 during the early-career years.

There are 1,801 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Delta Community College, and 2,320 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Students who graduate from Mississippi Delta Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,667 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Valley State University, and 2,385 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 93% of students at Mississippi Valley State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,764 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mississippi Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

## Other Mississippi Colleges

Rank | School | Yearly Graduations |
---|---|---|

26 | Coahoma Community College | 287 |

27 | Millsaps College | 238 |

28 | Tougaloo College | 151 |

28 | Blue Mountain College | 151 |

30 | Rust College | 115 |

31 | Antonelli College-Jackson | 51 |

32 | Strayer University - Mississippi | 32 |

32 | Virginia College-Biloxi | 32 |

34 | Antonelli College-Hattiesburg | 27 |

35 | Wesley Biblical Seminary | 18 |

36 | Virginia College-Jackson | 8 |

37 | Southeastern Baptist College | 6 |

38 | Concorde Career College-Southaven | 1 |

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