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54 Colleges
46,243 Yearly Graduations
$32,603 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,707 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. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $8,151 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $10,179 a year.

About 57% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,677 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 21,014, of which 16,179 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,839 are full-time. For undergraduates at Ole Miss, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,181 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% 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.

#2

Mississippi State University

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

The total student population at Mississippi State University is 22,986, of which 18,803 students are undergraduates and of those, 17,089 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,327 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

#3

Hinds Community College

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

There are 11,181 students at Hinds Community College in total, 5,704 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,063 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#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 8,677, which includes 5,126 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,789 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
$8,896 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Southern Mississippi is 14,606, of which 11,451 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,644 are full-time. For undergraduates at Southern Miss, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Southern Miss take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,907 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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
$3,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,191 full-time undergraduates at NWCC, and 7,092 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at NWCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,590 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% 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

There are 6,921 students at Jackson State in total, 4,668 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,171 are full-time. It takes the average Jackson State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,768 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%.

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
$19,308 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,757 undergraduates at MC, of which 2,291 are full-time, and there are 4,667 students altogether. For undergraduates at MC, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 29%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,253 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#9

Itawamba Community College

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

The total student population at Itawamba Community College is 4,696, which includes 3,127 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

12% of ICC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,727 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 ICC is $22,600.

#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 5,409, which includes 3,304 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

19% of Holmes Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,559 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% 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.

#11

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,351 Yearly Degrees
$3,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,535 students at Jones County Junior College in total, 3,071 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at Jones County Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,515 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 Jones County Junior College is $21,400.

#12

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,326 Yearly Degrees
$27,025 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,025 undergraduates at Belhaven, of which 1,177 are full-time, and there are 4,999 students altogether. It takes the average Belhaven undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,406 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#13

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,219 Yearly Degrees
$13,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,233 undergraduates at William Carey University, of which 1,945 are full-time, and there are 5,472 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at William Carey University is 4.4 years.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,515 a year. William Carey University has a 8.8% 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 $31,400 during the early-career years.

#14

Pearl River Community College

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

There are 5,065 students at Pearl River Community College in total, 3,799 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 25% of students at Pearl River Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,352 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,500 during the early-career years.

#15

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,073 Yearly Degrees
$3,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,299 full-time undergraduates at EMCC, and 3,392 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 37% of students at EMCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,483 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 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
$3,478 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,864 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 3,003 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,961 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% 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
$7,525 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,704 students at MUW in total, 2,418 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,835 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 16% of accepted students are men, and 84% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,468 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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
$8,121 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,999 students at Delta State University in total, 2,331 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,667 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Delta State University is 4.6 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Delta State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,788 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

The total student population at Copiah-Lincoln Community College is 2,907, which includes 1,925 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,127 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.7% 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
$4,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeast Mississippi Community College is 3,243, which includes 2,488 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Northeast Mississippi Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,623 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%.

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 870 students at Delta Technical College in total, 844 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,106 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 Delta Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Alcorn State University

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

There are 3,230 students at Alcorn State in total, 2,729 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,345 are full-time. For undergraduates at Alcorn State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 38%. Around 27% of accepted students are men, and 73% are women.

93% of Alcorn State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,816 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.7% 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
$3,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,096 students at Mississippi Delta Community College in total, 1,448 are full-time undergraduates. 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.

#24

East Central Community College

Decatur, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
541 Yearly Degrees
$3,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,388 students at East Central Community College in total, 1,643 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

19% of East Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,006 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 31.7% 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
$3,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southwest Mississippi Community College is 1,888, which includes 1,508 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 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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