Best Colleges in Mississippi

Bordered by Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico, the lowland state of Mississippi is home to 8 public 4-year schools, countless public 2-year schools and 12 private institutions.* Jackson and Gulfport are the state’s largest cities, with Southaven, Hattiesburg and Biloxi next in line. Companies like Ablitech, Inc. and Magna Corporation call the Magnolia State home, so degrees in Information Technology and Business could get your career off the ground quickly.

Once a state dependent on cotton agriculture, Mississippi’s forward momentum is largely in the business, manufacturing and high-tech sectors. Coursework in research, technology, and business applications will serve you well if you stick around Mississippi after graduation. Camp for a night at Buccaneer State Park, pay your respects at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, or visit one of the state’s beaches. For music lovers, Mississippi offers a rich history in blues music, and the state has made notable steps towards preserving that history. Visit Elvis Presley’s birthplace & Museum or the Mississippi Blues Trail, commemorating historical blues sites throughout the state.* There’s plenty to do when you’re earning your degree down in the soulful south.

*Wikipedia, “List of colleges and universities in Mississippi”, “Mississippi”, “Mississippi Blues Trail” *

Best Four Year Universities in Mississippi

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public

Best Community Colleges in Mississippi