Colleges in Mississippi (MS)
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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