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Jackson Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Jackson Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Jackson, Mississippi

There are at least 12 colleges in Jackson, listed and described below. These schools represent 15,421 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 14,160 full-time students, and a reported 4,076 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Jackson State University and Belhaven College.

We also provide an extensive list of Mississippi Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Jackson is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Jackson.

Jackson Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Academy of Hair Design Three
1815 Terry Rd
Jackson, MS 39204

  • Programs: cosmetology, barber, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 95 students, 109 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Magnolia College of Cosmetology
4725 I55 N
Jackson, MS 39206

  • Programs: manicurist, cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 172 students, 231 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Traxlers School of Hair
2845 Suncrest Dr
Jackson, MS 39212

  • Programs: barber, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 86 students, 95 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Colleges in Jackson with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Belhaven College
1500 Peachtree St
Jackson, MS 39202

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, social services, elementary school teaching, general studies, sports and fitness management, psychology, secondary teaching, dance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,485 students, 2,245 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 562 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 510-660. Math: 480-600.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Jackson State University
1440 J R Lynch St
Jackson, MS 39217

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, biology, accounting, social work, education courses, interdisciplinary studies, criminal justice and safety, elementary school teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 8,698 students, 8,089 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,593 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Millsaps College
1701 N State St
Jackson, MS 39210-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, accounting, biology, English, history, political science, chemistry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,151 students, 1,219 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 876 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 530-670. Math: 530-650.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS 39216-4505

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, medicine, physical therapy, biological and biomedical sciences, various nursing, dentistry, occupational therapy, radiation therapist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,702 students, 1,310 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Virginia College-Jackson
4795 Interstate 55 N
Jackson, MS 39206-4026

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, medical coding, cosmetology, administrative assistant, computer networking, surgical tech, pharmacy tech, information technology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 905 students, 845 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Wesley Biblical Seminary
787 E. Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39286

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 127 students, 17 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 45 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Clinton Colleges 1 23,347 4,467 1,832
Florence Colleges 1 2,396 145 120
Pearl Colleges 1 21,961 62  
Raymond Colleges 1 1,664 9,941 1,722

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