Colleges in Mississippi

Colleges in Mississippi

Short, mild winters followed by hot, humid summers are normal for Mississippi, otherwise known as “The Magnolia State.” When it comes to 4-year colleges in Mississippi, they’re largely divided between public and private not-for-profit institutions. There are 8 public options and 12 private, 4 of which are liberal arts schools. When it comes to 2-year institutions, Mississippi has 17, plus assorted campuses, to choose from. Mississippi College is the oldest in the state, founded in 1826, while Rust College is the most selective. Mississippi’s catfish aquaculture provides farm-raised catfish for the entirety of the US, producing the majority consumed. Its top attractions are the birthplace of Elvis Presley, the Vicksburg National Military Park, and the Tupelo Automobile Museum.
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Mississippi State University

Originally founded as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi, Mississippi State University is a 4-year public university in eastern Mississippi. MSU is home to eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees...

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MSU is a land grant institution that has an excellent Veterinary Medicine Program. A hidden gold mine as compared to other SEC (Southeastern Conference) schools that offer specified studies in Veterinary Medicine/Animal Science.

” – Tyler from Atlanta, GA
University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi is a 4-year public institution in northwest Mississippi and the state’s largest university by enrollment. Ole Miss encompasses 15 schools and colleges as well as the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson...

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Wow! My first year at the University of Mississippi has been a blast!! I can't hardly believe my last final will be tomorrow! I have learned so much! From my EDHE class, to my Biology! Even things I thought I already knew have been broadened; just be...

” – Elizabeth from Oxford, MS
Jackson State University

Founded in 1877, Jackson State University is a public Historically Black College and University in the Mississippi state capital of Jackson and one of the largest HBCUs in the nation. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Jackson State is...

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This school is excellent, not only am i learning alot but i am also having fun learning. The instructors offer tutorial sessions that is available upon your schedule not thiers, they are kind, and caring. The campus is full of family felt love people...

” – Jasmine from Jackson, MS
University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi is a 4-year public school in southeast Mississippi. Southern Miss is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing as well as the sixth-oldest acceptance-based Honors College in the...

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The classes offered at USM have provided me with everything I hoped to expect when I went to college. I have found most classes to be interesting, and they hold my attention in a way classes in high school never could. I am thrilled by the right...

” – Scarlett from Raleigh, MS
Delta State University

Delta State University is a public institution based in Cleveland, Mississippi. DSU began, and continues to be, a teacher’s college, but also offers programs in traditional areas as well. It is home to the Delta Music Institute, the Bologna...

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DSU is very personal to each student needs. The school may be small, but DSU has a great heart for helping out its community as well as allowing the community to support its students efforts in attaining their desired education. If feels like my...

” – Holly from Bentonia, MS

Founded in 1871, Alcorn State University is a public Historically Black College and University in southwest Mississippi. The oldest historically black land-grant university in the United States, Alcorn State is home to five schools offering...

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Especially if one is pursuing a career in any science program.

” – Brezelle from Greenville, MS
Mississippi College

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest university in the state and has “more selective” admissions. It is affiliated with the Baptist Church and houses the Provone Chapel, which was used as a hospital during the Civil War. It hosts the...

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With MC being a smaller university you get the small, almost high school-like class settings which makes it easier to get questions answered, not get lost and drown, and also MC has awesome teachers! All of them are very concerned about your progress...

” – Courtnie from Bullard, TX

Hinds Community College is the fourth largest institution of higher learning in Mississippi. It is a public 2-year community college maintaining five campuses and six academic locations, the main campus located in Raymond, MS. Hinds Community College...

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I love the small class sizes and the atmosphere. Great teachers!

” – Kayla from Vicksburg, MS

East Mississippi Community College is a 2-year degree program and public institution based in rural Scooba, MS. The college offers associate degree programs and 1-2 year technical certification programs. Admissions are open and nontraditional...

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This is an excellent school to attend. Teacher's really care and try hard to help students. Its a peaceful environment to be apart of and the sports teams are great.

” – Brea from Hattiesburg, MS

William Carey University is a private, Christ-centered institution located primarily in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with an additional campus in the city of Biloxi. WCU offers a variety of undergraduate programs, as well as a sizable selection of...

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William Carey University is a wonderful school for prospective students looking for a pleasant atmosphere and Christian atmosphere.
William Carey University really strives to encourage every student to never give up on their visions.
Willaim Carey...

” – ShaQuenna Arrington

Belhaven University is a Christian liberal arts institution founded in 1883. Rated as having “selective” admissions, the university is also affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Belhaven University’s main campus is based in Jackson, Mississippi...

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I learned a lot my two times there!!! Everyone is informative and gives you a great insight about it. You will definitely learn a lot!!

” – Asia from Canton, MS

Millsaps College is a private liberal arts college that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. This Christian institution offers specialized academic programs that include a teaching fellowship, a writing program and an honors program. The...

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Throughout high school I was never pushed to my true potential, although, when I came to Millsaps I am pushed every day. But honestly, I love it and cannot picture it any other way! Millsaps has taught me to use every source of brain power I have.

” – Allyson from Ruston, LA

Holmes Community College is a public, 2-year institution established primarily in Goodman, Mississippi. Along with the main campus, the college maintains satellite facilities in Kosciusko, Webster, Grenada, and Ridgeland. HCC offers a wide variety of...

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I love this school. I have attended for the last year and the teachers are wonderful and they take time to help you. Their is always a sense of professionalism with each teacher. I couldn't see myself anywhere else. I know eventually I will have to...

” – Pamela from Jackson, MS

Mississippi Valley State University is a public HBCU and member of the Thurgood Marshall Fund. The institution is home to the “Mean Green Marching Machine” marching band and the “Satin Dolls” dancing squad. For high school students interested in MVSU...

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Mississippi Valley State is a great school. My first year everyone one was very helpful and supprtive. I had an awesome first year experience.

” – Arlinda from Greenville, MS

Itawamba Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Mississippi, with three campuses in Fulton, Belden, and Tupelo. Classes at ICC are provided during daytime, evening, and on the weekends in order to suit any...

Northwest Mississippi Community College is a public, two-year institution established in the city of Senatobia. Northwest serves a population of over 7,000 students, and offers academic pathways to each of the public, four-year institutions within...

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It's easy to get into this CC. Good education for a cheap cost. It depends if you can handle the people down here.

” – Alec - Olive Branch, MS

Jones County Junior College is a public institution based in the rural town of Ellisville, Mississippi. JCJC has an open admissions policy and operates several outreach centers throughout the state, as well an eLearning division for taking courses...

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I plan to take on a course in Culinary Arts. I have taken a tour of the faculities that this class has to offer and I was very saticfied.

” – Glen from Perkinston, MS

Pearl River Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Poplarville, Mississippi, with satellite locations in Hattiesburg and Waveland. PRCC offers over 30 associate’s degree, certificate, and diploma programs, along with over a...

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this college has many opportunities to offer to future students who wants to futher their education. helpful instructors to guide and lead you to the path you choose to go. great environment to be around when your in need for down time.

” – Carmenlynn from Picayune, MS
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a 2-year institution with an open admissions policy. The main campus located in Perkinston, MS, while several satellite campuses and academic centers operate throughout the state. Mississippi Gulf Coast...

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The campus is beautiful. The cafeteria has terrific food. The teachers are awesome.

” – Megan from Pass Christian, MS

Tougaloo College is a private, historically black institution established in Madison County, Mississippi. The college offers undergraduate degree programs in 29 fields of study, as well as graduate degree programs in both Education and Child...

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Tougaloo College is a very prestige college in the state of Mississippi so being a student there we show pride and respect towards our school. The teachers are very hardworking,easy to work with if you're a student in need of extra help, and the...

” – LaCreisha from Memphis, TN

Meridian Community College is a 2-year community college in eastern Mississippi. MCC offers degrees and certificates in over 35 fields of study. Exceptional students are eligible to join The Phil Hardin Foundation Honors College. Meridian’s course...

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Meridian is an amazing school that is set on making sure students receive the best education possible. It has a wonderful atmosphere and all teachers are more than welcome to go out of their way to help you. I recommend Meridian to anyone that wants...

” – Leslie from Kosciusko, MS

Mississippi University for Women is a public, 4-year institution established in the city of Columbus. Despite the college’s name, MUW has been admitting both men and women since 1982. The college features a variety of facilities for on-campus...

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1. a safe college for girls (as well as boy) as the college is well committed to avoid sexual violence. 

2. is situated in a calm environment that greatly helps students to focus on the academics and extracurriculars. 

3. It is easy to adapt to...

” – Nikesh from Columbus, MS
Rust College
Holly Springs, MS
Rust College

Rust College is a private, historically black institution established in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Classes at Rust College utilize an 8-week, modular structure, with their academic calendar consisting of six modules. The campus showcases a variety...

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Rust College is a great HBCU. It is a wonderful learning environment and also great for those who does not like huge institutions. Rust College is the school of my dreams because I have always wanted to attend a small but great HBCU.

” – Amber from Memphis, TN

Originally established as the first agricultural high school for African Americans in Mississippi, Coahoma Community College is a 2-year Historically Black College. Academics at CCC are divided among 55 university transfer programs, eight Health...

East Central Community College is a 2-year institution serving five counties in eastern Mississippi. Several ECCC courses are available online as eLearning courses and if a class is not available via the internet, students can request to take it from...

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East Central is a great prepatory getting you ready for your career. I have attended there before and enjoyed it. Looking forward to this coming up semester when I will be entering the EMT-paramedic program.

” – Shemeeka from Hickory, MS

Northeast Mississippi Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Booneville, with satellite facilities located in New Albany and Corinth. NEMCC offers over 70 associate’s degree and certificate programs, with courses formats...

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College life is definitely an experience for a fresh out of high school student. It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and constant flow of activities. As long as you know how to balance your college experience with your more important school...

” – Micaela from Corinth, MS

Mississippi Delta Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and two off-campus sites serving seven counties in western Mississippi. MDCC offers classes in eight academic departments and all course numbers with four digits are...

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I Love MDCC. It has the best students, staff, and opportunities. I would not trade this college for any school in Mississippi.!

” – Ro'Yesia from Leland, MS

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is a hospital facility in Jackson hosting the only academic health sciences center in the state. The medical center is home to six schools of health science conferring 14 undergraduate and graduate degrees...

Copiah-Lincoln Community College is a public, 2-year institution primarily located in Wesson, Mississippi. The college hosts satellite locations in seven other counties within the state as well. Students enrolled at Co-Lin can take advantage of a...

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I am planning on learning a lot in my course or study at Copiah Lincoln Community College.

” – LaTasha Hooker

Blue Mountain College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Tippah County, Mississippi. Students are required to attend chapel weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. BMC offers majors and minors in over 40 areas of study...

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This is the ideal college for students desiring a close knit college community and desiring to receive a Christ-based education. Strong programs in education and ministry make BMC the ideal place for one seeking a degree in those fields.

” – Courtney from Southaven, MS

Southwest Mississippi Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a rural campus in Summit. SMCC offers 15 career and technical education programs, with the option for evening courses available if demand is sufficient for each...

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Always ask questions! The instructors are there for you! If you show that you care about your grade, they are willing to work with you and help you succeed. Be aware of deadlines for scholarships and anything else. Whenever you're getting different...

” – Alias from Mccomb, MS

Southeastern Baptist College is a Christian institution in southeast Mississippi featuring both 2 and 4-year academic programs. SBC offers three associate degrees as well as bachelor’s degrees in Church Ministries and Business Administration, with...

Originally founded as a Methodist institution, Wesley Biblical Seminary is an interdenominational Christian graduate school in central Mississippi. WBS offers master’s degrees in Biblical Literature, Apologetics, Christian Studies, Theology, and...

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