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37 Schools in Mississippi Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Mississippi State University

    Mississippi State, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,264
    Years Accredited
    88 (1926)
    Student Population
    22,956
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Mississippi University for Women

    Columbus, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,316
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    3,483
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Mississippi Valley State University

    Itta Bena, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,703
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    2,947
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Northeast Mississippi Community College

    Booneville, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,130
    Years Accredited
    58 (1956)
    Student Population
    4,413
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Northwest Mississippi Community College

    Senatobia, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,250
    Years Accredited
    61 (1953)
    Student Population
    11,433
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Pearl River Community College

    Poplarville, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,380
    Years Accredited
    85 (1929)
    Student Population
    7,797
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Southeastern Baptist College

    Laurel, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,790
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    71
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Southwest Mississippi Community College

    Summit, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,090
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    2,815
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Strayer University-Mississippi

    Jackson, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,985
    Years Accredited
    5 (2009)
    Student Population
    569
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    University of Mississippi

    University, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,282
    Years Accredited
    114 (1900)
    Student Population
    20,990
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Jackson, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    23 (1991)
    Student Population
    2,455
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Jackson Campus

    Flowood, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    110
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    University of Southern Mississippi

    Hattiesburg, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,336
    Years Accredited
    85 (1929)
    Student Population
    19,418
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Virginia College-Biloxi

    Biloxi, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,240
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    894
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Virginia College-Jackson

    Jackson, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    979
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Wesley Biblical Seminary

    Jackson, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    23 (1991)
    Student Population
    134
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    William Carey University

    Hattiesburg, MS
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,350
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    5,885
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

Tuition at Mississippi's colleges and universities has increased at a slower pace than the U.S. as a whole in recent years: between the fall of 2006 and 2011, nationwide in-state tuition increased by 42% at public four-year schools, compared to just a 27.4% increase in Mississippi. Similarly, while in-state tuition at private four-year schools increased by 27.8% across the U.S., it increased by only 19.3% in Mississippi. On the other hand, in the fall of 2013, Mississippi public universities significantly increased tuition: all eight state schools hiked up prices by over 6% from the previous year. Reasons given by schools include: difficulty paying faculty salaries, cuts made during the recession and increases in operational costs.

College Enrollment

Enrollment at Mississippi universities stayed almost exactly on par with the U.S. during the decade from 2000 to 2010, with a 27-28% increase over that time period. However, the last couple years have seen dipping enrollment at Mississippi's public universities, in particular: between 2012 and 2013, enrollment at those eight schools together dropped 0.6%, though the University of Mississippi actually saw a 7.4% increase in enrollment. Officials cited several reasons for the overall enrollment decrease, including tighter federal restrictions on financial aid and reductions in federal funding for graduate students.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • College Savings Mississippi: The state's 529 plan allows students and families to put away money now, with tax benefits, to pay for college or university down the road. This plan includes four different investment options, including managed allocation, diversified equity, fixed income and guaranteed savings.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Rise Up MS: A nonprofit dedicated to helping students receive financial aid for college. This organization was created and is run by the Mississippi Legislature and works to identify in-need high school students.
    • Get2College: This Mississippi nonprofit, run by the Education Service Foundation, provides a plethora of resources to the state's students in order to help them get a higher education. Get2College holds seminars, offers tutoring and test prep, hosts scholarship competitions and advocates for disadvantaged students.
    • The Phil Hardin Foundation: Founded by a Mississippi native, this nonprofit organizes grants and advocates for better education throughout the state. It aims to provide financial resources in needed communities and to encourage all students to pursue higher education.
  4. Higher Education News

Higher Education in Mississippi

Mississippi Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 49% Mississippi
      Graduation Rate
    • 18.7 ACT Mississippi
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Mississippi

  • MS US
    Public 2-Year
  • MS US
    Public 4-Year
  • MS US
    Private 4-year

Mississippi Institutions

  • MS US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • MS US
    Public
    Institutions
  • MS US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • MS US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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