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38 Colleges
36,450 Yearly Graduations
$32,580 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,201 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
5,717 Yearly Degrees
$8,550 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
4,757 Yearly Degrees
$8,540 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#3

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
3,342 Yearly Degrees
$8,514 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#4

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
2,096 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.

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.

#5

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,736 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 23.2% 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.

#6

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,589 Yearly Degrees
$7,876 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%. 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.

#7

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,339 Yearly Degrees
$10,962 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#8

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,270 Yearly Degrees
$8,880 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#9

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,249 Yearly Degrees
$10,350 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#10

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,185 Yearly Degrees

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.

#11

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,170 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 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.

#12

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,154 Yearly Degrees

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.

#13

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
931 Yearly Degrees

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.

#14

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
922 Yearly Degrees
$7,076 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. 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.

#15

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
895 Yearly Degrees
$6,840 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. 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.

#16

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
877 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.

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.

#17

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
771 Yearly Degrees

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.

#18

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Wesson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
738 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.

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.

#19

Meridian Community College

Meridian, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
638 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 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.

#20

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
619 Yearly Degrees
$5,732 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#21

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
588 Yearly Degrees

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.

#22

East Central Community College

Decatur, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
475 Yearly Degrees

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.

Public Public vs. Private
436 Yearly Degrees

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.

#24

Mississippi Delta Community College

Moorhead, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
428 Yearly Degrees

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.

#25

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
411 Yearly Degrees
$7,344 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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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