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Colleges in Mississippi

There are 33 colleges in Mississippi, 24 public and 9 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Mississippi has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


Mississippi State University is located in Starkville. The U.S. News & World Report recently ranked its Engineering (84th) and Veterinary Medicine (24th) programs among the best in the country.


The flagship campus of the University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, with other branches in Booneville, Grenada, Tupelo, and Southaven in addition to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The university is home to one of the largest blues music archives in the U.S. BB King, one of its most famous contributors, donated his entire personal record collection.


For students interested in studying abroad, the University of Southern Mississippi, with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, has an extensive program consistently ranked among the top universities in the country in terms of number of students each year who study abroad.


Other Mississippi colleges include Alcorn State University in Lorman, Delta State University in Cleveland (MS), Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, and many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Mississippi, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Mississippi

School Scholarships Available
Alcorn State University 73 scholarships
Belhaven University 7 scholarships
Blue Mountain College 86 scholarships
Coahoma Community College No scholarships
Copiah-Lincoln Community College No scholarships
Delta State University 59 scholarships
East Central Community College No scholarships
East Mississippi Community College No scholarships
Hinds Community College No scholarships
Holmes Community College No scholarships
Itawamba Community College No scholarships
Jackson State University 99 scholarships
Jones County Junior College No scholarships
Meridian Community College No scholarships
Millsaps College 15 scholarships
Mississippi College 32 scholarships
Mississippi Delta Community College No scholarships
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College No scholarships
Mississippi State University 244 scholarships
Mississippi University for Women 17 scholarships
Mississippi Valley State University 8 scholarships
Northeast Mississippi Community College No scholarships
Northwest Mississippi Community College No scholarships
Pearl River Community College No scholarships
Rust College 17 scholarships
Southeastern Baptist College 1 scholarships
Southwest Mississippi Community College 3 scholarships
Tougaloo College 5 scholarships
University of Mississippi 148 scholarships
University of Mississippi Medical Center 47 scholarships
University of Southern Mississippi 589 scholarships
Wesley Biblical Seminary No scholarships
William Carey University 11 scholarships