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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 2019, 46,243 students received a degree from a college in Mississippi, making it rank #34 in terms of graduations. Mississippi colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $7,976 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $9,994 per 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
$8,718 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 17,511 full-time undergraduates at Ole Miss, and 23,136 students altogether. It takes the average Ole Miss undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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
$8,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Mississippi State University is 21,883, of which 16,803 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,297 a year. Mississippi State has a 7.6% 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 Mississippi State is $33,400.

#3

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
3,975 Yearly Degrees

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 23.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,100 during the early-career years.

#4

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
3,603 Yearly Degrees

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.

32% of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

#5

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
3,457 Yearly Degrees
$8,786 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Southern Mississippi is 14,478, of which 10,384 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southern Miss is 4.6 years.

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

68% of Southern Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,738 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

#6

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,830 Yearly Degrees

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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NWCC is $22,700.

#7

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,708 Yearly Degrees
$8,270 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

57% of Jackson State students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,100 during the early-career years.

#8

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,485 Yearly Degrees
$11,250 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,036 students at MC in total, 2,793 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average MC undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 39% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students 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

There are 3,416 full-time undergraduates at ICC, and 5,019 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at ICC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#10

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,406 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Holmes Community College is 5,789, of which 3,705 students 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 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

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.

13% of Jones County Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Jones County Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,326 Yearly Degrees
$10,170 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,248 full-time undergraduates at Belhaven, and 4,458 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Belhaven is 4.3 years.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students 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
$9,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,839 students at William Carey University in total, 1,676 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 49% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 82% of students at William Carey University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from William Carey University is $31,400.

#14

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,103 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Pearl River Community College is 4,829, of which 3,365 students are 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pearl River Community College is $22,500.

#15

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,073 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,908 students at EMCC in total, 2,442 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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%.

Students who graduate from EMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Meridian Community College

Meridian, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
943 Yearly Degrees

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 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $22,100.

#17

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
923 Yearly Degrees
$7,425 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 25% 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.

Students who graduate from MUW with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
909 Yearly Degrees
$7,501 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Delta State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,021 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close 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

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.

Roughly 22% of students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,300 during the early-career years.

#20

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
711 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,501 students at Northeast Mississippi Community College in total, 2,663 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#21

Delta Technical College

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

There are 422 full-time undergraduates at Delta Technical College, and 429 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Delta Technical College is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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
$5,910 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,716 students at Alcorn State in total, 2,893 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Alcorn State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#23

Mississippi Delta Community College

Moorhead, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
565 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,320 students at Mississippi Delta Community College in total, 1,801 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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

The total student population at East Central Community College is 2,560, of which 1,858 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from East Central Community College is $23,100.

Public Public vs. Private
536 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,565 full-time undergraduates at SMCC, and 1,959 students altogether. 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 Midwest Technical Institute-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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