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# Mississippi Colleges

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.

An estimated 59% of college students in Mississippi take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,740 per year.

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## Most Popular Schools in Mississippi

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There are 17,150 undergraduates at Ole Miss, of which 15,902 are full-time, and there are 21,617 students altogether. It takes the average Ole Miss undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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 average amount of student loans is $8,672 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

The total student population at Mississippi State University is 22,226, of which 18,792 students are undergraduates and of those, 17,113 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mississippi State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

52% of Mississippi State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,297 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% 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.

The total student population at Hinds Community College is 11,827, which includes 6,953 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%.

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

There are 8,954 students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in total, 5,676 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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.

The total student population at University of Southern Mississippi is 14,133, of which 11,594 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,654 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

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%.

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.

There are 7,020 students at Jackson State in total, 5,152 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,126 are full-time. For undergraduates at Jackson State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% 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.

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.

About 39% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

52% of MC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,959 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

The total student population at Itawamba Community College is 4,768, which includes 3,172 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 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.

There are 5,529 students at Holmes Community College in total, 3,343 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.

There are 4,536 students at Jones County Junior College in total, 3,136 are full-time undergraduates. 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 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jones County Junior College is $21,400.

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

75% of Belhaven students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,585 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close 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.

The total student population at William Carey University is 5,040, of which 3,210 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,901 are full-time. For undergraduates at William Carey University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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. 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.

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.

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 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.

The total student population at East Mississippi Community College is 3,832, which includes 2,593 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 37% of students at EMCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

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

11% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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.

The total student population at Mississippi University for Women is 2,811, of which 2,594 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,026 are full-time. 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.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,882 a year. MUW has a 8.4% 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 $29,400 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Delta State University is 3,751, of which 3,109 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,981 are full-time. For undergraduates at Delta State University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 87% 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 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%.

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

There are 3,113 students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in total, 2,068 are full-time undergraduates. 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 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.

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.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Northeast Mississippi Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Delta Technical College is 227, which includes 211 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Approximately 97% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,400 during the early-career years.

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. 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 79%. Around 31% of accepted students 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 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.

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.

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 1,676 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.

22% of East Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

The total student population at Southwest Mississippi Community College is 2,128, which includes 1,697 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SMCC is $21,600.

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