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2022 Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Mississippi

9 Schools Ranked
$95,150 Avg Student Debt

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. Or you may find the programs at a trade school or bootcamp to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Mississippi ranking. Our analysis looked at 9 schools in Mississippi to see which doctor's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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Top Doctor's Degree Schools in Mississippi

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#1

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
$8,828 Average Tuition & Fees
$93,118 Avg Student Debt

Our 2022 rankings named University of Mississippi the best school in Mississippi for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Ole Miss accumulate an average of $93,118 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Ole Miss does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 24% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#2

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
$8,896 Average Tuition & Fees
$83,198 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Southern Mississippi. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Mississippi list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $83,198 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Southern Miss. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 86% took at least some of their classes online.

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#3

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
$8,910 Average Tuition & Fees
$123,615 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Mississippi State University. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Mississippi list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $123,615 in student loans.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Mississippi State. During the 2019-2020 year, about 65% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#4

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi
$12,322 Average Tuition & Fees
$99,711 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 11 schools in Mississippi that were part of this year’s ranking, Mississippi College landed the # 4 spot on the list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $99,711 in student loans.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at MC. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 43% took at least some of their classes online.

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#5

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi
$8,445 Average Tuition & Fees
$85,976 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Jackson State University. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Mississippi list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $85,976 in student loans.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Jackson State. In fact, around 78% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#6

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
$11,400 Average Tuition & Fees
$122,514 Avg Student Debt

William Carey University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Mississippi list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $122,514 in student loans.

One thing to take note of is that William Carey University does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In 2019-2020 about 58% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#7

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi
$10,800 Average Tuition & Fees

Belhaven University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Mississippi ranking.

Belhaven does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 97% took at least some of their classes online.

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#8

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi
$8,121 Average Tuition & Fees
$39,134 Avg Student Debt

Delta State University landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $39,134 in loans while pursuing their degree.

One thing to take note of is that Delta State University does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In 2019-2020 about 97% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#9

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, Mississippi
$7,525 Average Tuition & Fees

Mississippi University for Women did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at MUW. During the 2019-2020 year, about 80% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#10

Wesley Biblical Seminary

Jackson, Mississippi
$17,800 Average Tuition & Fees

Wesley Biblical Seminary landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Wesley Biblical Seminary. In 2019-2020 about 86% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#11

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi
$7,290 Average Tuition & Fees

Alcorn State University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Mississippi list.

Online graduate courses are available at Alcorn State, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In 2019-2020 about 92% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 11 schools only.

References

  • 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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