Dubbed “Jacktown” by locals, the largest city in Mississippi will spark your appetite for life with its vibrant music and art scene, mouthwatering southern cuisine, world-class museums, and bumping nightlife. With 12 colleges in town and 22 education institutions in reach, Jackson has a robust list of major options from social and behavioral science to engineering.* Home to highly respected Fortune 500 companies like the United States Steel Corporation, Eaton Corporation, and BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi, paired with an unemployment rate lower than the national average, Jackson’s abundant professional opportunities will have you strumming a happy beat even after graduation.*
Jackson’s rich literature and TV history include the New York Times bestselling book The Help and beloved vampire HBO series True Blood.* Aside from hitting the books and visiting the sets, you can sink your teeth into the endless list of fun things to do and beautiful places to see in Jackson. Explore the charming Fondren District where there are enough boutiques that you can literally shop until you drop.* And when nighttime arrives, connect with your soulful attitude and experience the best of urban blues hotspots with more than 50 nightclubs.* With average temperatures of 75◦, you’ll be soaking up the sun and sites year around.* Rest assured, Jackson is the college destination that will leave you satisfied in southern bliss.*Bureau of Labor Statistics *usclimatedata.com *visitjackson.com *“Jackson” Wikipedia *msbusiness.com
Union University offers 132 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,016 students graduated with students earning 510 Bachelor's degrees, 338 Master's degrees, 106 Doctoral degrees, 37 Certificates, and 25 Associate's degrees.
Mississippi College offers 184 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,485 students graduated with students earning 750 Bachelor's degrees, 585 Master's degrees, 141 Doctoral degrees, and 9 Certificates.
Jackson State University offers 109 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,708 students graduated with students earning 1,155 Bachelor's degrees, 407 Master's degrees, 98 Doctoral degrees, and 48 Certificates.
Belhaven University offers 120 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,317 students graduated with students earning 678 Master's degrees, 514 Bachelor's degrees, 78 Certificates, and 47 Associate's degrees.
Copiah-Lincoln Community College offers 120 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 736 students graduated with students earning 634 Associate's degrees, and 102 Certificates.
Career Quest Learning Centers-Jackson offers 12 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 157 students graduated with students earning 151 Certificates, and 6 Associate's degrees.
Hinds Community College offers 146 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a outlying town. In 2019, 3,331 students graduated with students earning 1,767 Associate's degrees, and 1,564 Certificates.
Jackson State Community College offers 20 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 667 students graduated with students earning 499 Associate's degrees, and 168 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Union University Jackson, TN||14 : 1||3,172|
|Millsaps College Jackson, MS||10 : 1||820|
|Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS||12 : 1||716|
|Mississippi College Clinton, MS||22 : 1||4,733|
|Jackson State University Jackson, MS||21 : 1||7,020|
|Belhaven University Jackson, MS||55 : 1||4,574|
|Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson Jackson, TN||562|
|Jackson College Jackson, MI||66 : 1||4,616|
|Academy of Hair Design-Pearl Pearl, MS||54|
|Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology Clinton, MS||83|
|Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS||30 : 1||3,113|
|Magnolia College of Cosmetology Jackson, MS||43|
|Lane College Jackson, TN||21 : 1||1,267|
|Career Quest Learning Centers-Jackson Jackson, MI||17 : 1||101|
|Academy of Hair Design-Jackson Jackson, MS||62|
|Strayer University-Mississippi Jackson, MS||625 : 1||625|
|Hinds Community College Raymond, MS||28 : 1||11,827|
|Traxlers School of Hair Jackson, MS||89|
|Empire Beauty School-Jackson Jackson, TN||46|
|Jackson State Community College Jackson, TN||52 : 1||4,899|