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Number of
4-year colleges in Mississippi

95,207

Students attending
4-year colleges in Mississippi

$12,502

Average
in-state tuition

$14,935

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

Blue Mountain College assists students in developing intellectual integrity, academic excellence, civility, and Christian character.

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

Total undergraduates: 611
Acceptance rate: 96%
Average annual cost: $10,944
Average salary: $30,100
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Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

Total undergraduates: 8,529
Acceptance rate: 63%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $29,100
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Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Millsaps College

Jackson, MS

87 US News

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Millsaps College

Jackson, MS

Total undergraduates: 871
Acceptance rate: 59%
Average annual cost: $22,834
Average salary: $46,300
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Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Total undergraduates: 3,513
Acceptance rate: 49%
Average annual cost: $16,804
Average salary: $38,400
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Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

171 US News

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Total undergraduates: 19,554
Acceptance rate: 55%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $40,300
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Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS

Total undergraduates: 3,200
Acceptance rate: 98%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $33,100
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Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, MS

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, MS

Total undergraduates: 859
Acceptance rate: 51%
Average annual cost: $12,453
Average salary: $25,900
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Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

University of Mississippi

University, MS

145 US News

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

University of Mississippi

University, MS

Total undergraduates: 20,940
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $41,100
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Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

Total undergraduates: 13,606
Acceptance rate: 60%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $35,800
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Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

As a Christian university which embraces its Baptist heritage and namesake, William Carey University provides quality educational programs, within a caring Christian academic community, which challenge the individual student to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in a diverse global society.

Best colleges in Mississippi 2018

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

Total undergraduates: 3,781
Acceptance rate: 51%
Average annual cost: $14,717
Average salary: $34,700
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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