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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 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 $8,151 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $10,179 a year.

An estimated 57% of college students in Mississippi take out loans, with the average 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

There are 21,014 students at Ole Miss in total, 16,179 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,839 are full-time. Ole Miss has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

40% of Ole Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,181 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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.

Roughly 47% of students at Mississippi State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,327 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

46% of Hinds Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

There are 8,677 students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in total, 5,126 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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 11,451 undergraduates at Southern Miss, of which 9,644 are full-time, and there are 14,606 students altogether. It takes the average Southern Miss undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,907 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern Miss is $30,200.

#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.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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.

#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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Jackson State is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MC is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,253 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,700 during the early-career years.

#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.

Roughly 12% of students at ICC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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.

#10

Holmes Community College

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

There are 5,409 students at Holmes Community College in total, 3,304 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

#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.

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

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
$27,025 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Belhaven University is 4,999, of which 2,025 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,177 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,700 during the early-career years.

#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. It takes the average William Carey University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

21% of William Carey University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$3,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 3,003 students at MCC in total, 1,864 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Mississippi University for Women

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

The total student population at Mississippi University for Women is 2,704, of which 2,418 students 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.

Roughly 66% of students at MUW take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,468 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#18

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
909 Yearly Degrees
$8,121 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Delta State University is 2,999, of which 2,331 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,667 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

Roughly 65% of students at Delta State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,788 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#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.

Roughly 21% of students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$4,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,243 students at Northeast Mississippi Community College in total, 2,488 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

22% of Northeast Mississippi Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 844 full-time undergraduates at Delta Technical College, and 870 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

91% of Delta Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

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

About 38% of students who apply get accepted. Around 27% of accepted students are men, and 73% are women.

Roughly 93% of students at Alcorn State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$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 average amount of student loans 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

There are 1,888 students at SMCC in total, 1,508 are 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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