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2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Mississippi

13 Colleges
$18,973 Avg Salary
$12,704 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Liberal Arts General Studies School for You

Out of the majors we analyze each year, liberal arts general studies was the most popular one in Mississippi. In total, 6,808 people earned a degree or certificate in the field from a school in Mississippi.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Mississippi ranking. Our analysis looked at 13 schools in Mississippi to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Mississippi

Check out the liberal arts programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools

#1

University of Mississippi

University, MS

Our 2021 rankings named University of Mississippi the best school in Mississippi for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the remote town of University, Ole Miss is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at Ole Miss take out is $20,641. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $214.

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The excellent programs at Northwest Mississippi Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts general studies schools in Mississippi. NWCC is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Senatobia.

Liberal Arts majors at NWCC take out an average of $5,000 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $52, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Hinds Community College is a great place for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the fringe town of Raymond, Hinds Community College is a public school with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at Hinds Community College take out is $7,468. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $78, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, MS

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Pearl River Community College is a great place for liberal arts general studies students. Pearl River Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Poplarville.

Liberal Arts majors at Pearl River Community College take out an average of $5,500 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $57, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Holmes Community College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Mississippi list. Holmes Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Goodman.

The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at Holmes Community College take out is $4,894. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $51.

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Itawamba Community College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Mississippi ranking. Located in the town of Fulton, ICC is a public college with a small student population.

Liberal Arts majors at ICC take out an average of $6,500 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $67, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Meridian Community College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best liberal arts general studies programs. Located in the town of Meridian, MCC is a public school with a small student population.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from MCC carry an average student debtload of $5,250. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $54.

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Mississippi list. Located in the rural area of Perkinston, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

On average, liberal arts graduates from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College take out $8,845 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $92, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, MS

With a ranking of #9, Jones County Junior College did quite well on this year’s best schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the town of Ellisville, Jones County Junior College is a public school with a small student population.

On average, liberal arts graduates from Jones County Junior College take out $5,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $57, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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East Central Community College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Mississippi list. Located in the rural area of Decatur, East Central Community College is a public college with a small student population.

On average, liberal arts graduates from East Central Community College take out $5,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $52, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 8,711
Florida 63,886
Virginia 14,965
North Carolina 17,759
Tennessee 9,900
South Carolina 5,524
Kentucky 6,455
Louisiana 6,431
Alabama 6,115
Arkansas 7,438
West Virginia 3,825

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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