Mississippi Colleges Summary
Mississippi has more than 60 post secondary schools and colleges with more than 150,000 students. Overall enrollment of Mississippi's population is lower than average with a little bit under 5.4% attending such schools. Only six other states have a lower percentage of their students enrolled in post-secondary schools.
Mississippi students are more likely to go to a public college than other post secondary schools when compared to other states. Almost 90% of Mississippi students go to a public college - only four other states have more students going to public schools on a percentage of student population basis. As you might expect there are no large for-profit schools in Mississippi, and only about 2% of the students go to such schools (10th lowest in the country).
Mississippi has four colleges with more than 10,000 students. The largest of these is Mississippi State University with more than 15,000 students. Also of note is that Hinds Community College has more than 10,000 students. There are also a number of smaller schools in Mississippi, with about 20 of them having fewer than 100 students. There is one seminary in Mississippi, the Western Biblical Seminary with a little over 100 students.
The address and web site information for the Mississippi Department of Education is as follows:
Central High School
359 North West Street
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205