Mississippi Colleges List

The best college in Mississippi on the University Rankings is the University of Mississippi (read more), which is rated in the 569th to 607th range in the world; it is placed as 359th best college in the USA by Forbes and the joint 149th best in the states by the USNews.

The following smaller establishments rank well in the Forbes best colleges listings: Millsaps College (135th), Mississippi State University (365th), Mississippi College (522nd).

NameAddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Alcorn State University1000 Asu Drive, Lorman, MS 39096Public3157$6,096$15,09683%1871
Belhaven University1500 Peachtree Street, Jackson, MS 39202Private2018$20,780$20,78056%1883
Blue Mountain College201 West Main Street, Blue Mountain, MS 38610Private520$10,534$10,53451%1873
Delta State University1003 West Sunflower Road, Cleveland, MS 38733Public2638$6,187$6,18789%1924
Jackson State University1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217Public6902$6,348$15,55265%1877
Millsaps College1701 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39210Private744$33,982$33,98248%1890
Mississippi College200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, MS 39058Private2905$15,458$15,45867%1826
Mississippi State UniversityMississippi State, MS 39762Public16399$6,772$16,96071%1878
Mississippi University for Women1100 College Street, Columbus,ÊMSÊ39701Public2429$5,640$15,36044%1884
Mississippi Valley State University14000 Highway 82 W, Itta Bena, MS 38941Public1670$5,916$5,91623%1950
Reformed Theological Seminary5422 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS 39209Private1990
Rust College150 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs, MS 38635Private922$9,286$9,28614%1866
Tougaloo College500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo, MS 39174Private878$10,210$10,21034%1869
University of MississippiMS 38677Public16667$7,096$19,14459%1844
University of Mississippi Medical Center2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216Public1903
University of Southern Mississippi118 College Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406Public12475$6,744$15,02466%1910
William Carey University498 Tuscan Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401Private2257$11,400$11,40050%1892

Size wise the largest colleges by undergraduate student body are the University of Mississippi (16,667 students) and the Mississippi State University (16,399 students). While the smallest establishments include Blue Mountain College (520 students) and Millsaps College (744 students).

Cost wise, of the main public higher education establishments the cheapest tuition fees are offered by the Mississippi University for Women (In-state tuition: $5,640; Out of state fees: $15,360), and the Mississippi Valley State University (In-state: $5,916; Out of state: $5,916).

Conversely the highest priced public college in Mississippi is the University of Mississippi ($7,096 In-state tuition fees and $19,144 Out of state fees).

Of the private institutions, the lowest priced establishments on the list of Mississippi colleges are Rust College ($9,286), Tougaloo College ($10,210) and the Blue Mountain College ($10,534), whilst the most expensive university in the state is Millsaps College ($33,982).

The most selective colleges are Rust College (14% acceptance rate) and Mississippi Valley State University (23%). The oldest college in Mississippi is Mississippi College, established in 1826.

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