Colleges in Mississippi: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

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
Website: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/

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Colleges and Universities in Mississippi

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Academy of Hair Design Four Pearl 62   Yes
Academy of Hair Design One Grenada 38   Yes
Academy of Hair Design Three Jackson 95   Yes
Alcorn State University Alcorn State 3,668 1,354 No V: 370-440
M: 360-480
Belhaven College Jackson 2,485 562 No V: 510-660
M: 480-600
Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain 457 232 Yes
Chris Beauty College Gulfport 213   Yes
Coahoma Community College Clarksdale 2,216 292 Yes
Copiah Lincoln Community College Wesson 2,382 650 Yes
Creations College of Cosmetology Tupelo 79   Yes
Day Spa Career College Ocean Springs 59   Yes
Delta Beauty College Greenville 61   Yes
Delta State University Cleveland 4,091 1,502 No
Delta Technical College Southaven 324   Yes
East Central Community College Decatur 2,281 593 Yes
East Mississippi Community College Scooba 4,012 472 Yes
Final Touch Beauty School Meridian 84   Yes
Fosters Cosmetology College Ripley 31   Yes
Gibson Barber and Beauty College West Point 31   Yes
Healing Touch School of Massage Therapy Hattiesburg 17   No
Hinds Community College Raymond 9,941 1,722 Yes
Holmes Community College Goodman 5,107 600 Yes
ICS the Wright Beauty College Corinth 24   Yes
Itawamba Community College Fulton 5,871 800 Yes
J & J Hair Design College Carthage Carthage 77   Yes
J & J Hair Design College Gulfport Gulfport 31   Yes
Jackson State University Jackson 8,698 2,593 No
Jones County Junior College Ellisville 4,683 735 Yes
Magnolia Bible College Kosciusko 35 34 Yes
Magnolia College of Cosmetology Jackson 172   Yes
Meridian Community College Meridian 3,543 400 Yes
Millsaps College Jackson 1,151 876 No V: 530-670
M: 530-650
Mississippi College Clinton 4,467 1,832 No V: 460-610
M: 470-600
Mississippi College of Beauty Culture Laurel 83   Yes
Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead 3,006 488 Yes
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston 8,860 1,004 Yes
Mississippi State University Mississippi State 17,039 3,783 No V: 490-630
M: 480-640
Mississippi University for Women Columbus 2,379 610 No V: 420-570
M: 500-590
Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena 3,009 1,109 No
Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville 3,339 820 Yes
Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia 7,097 1,063 Yes
Pearl River Community College Poplarville 4,593 850 No
Rust College Holly Springs 979 863 No
Southeastern Baptist College Laurel 81 60 Yes
Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit 1,843 416 Yes
The Academy of Hair Design Six Hattiesburg 71   Yes
Tougaloo College Tougaloo 856 673 No V: 410-560
M: 370-530
Traxlers School of Hair Jackson 86   Yes
University of Mississippi Main Campus Oxford 15,129 3,573 No V: 450-560
M: 460-570
University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson 1,702   No
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg 14,592 3,400 No V: 460-570
M: 480-570
Virginia College Gulf Coast Biloxi 287   No
Virginia College Jackson Jackson 905   No
Wesley Biblical Seminary Jackson 127 45 No
Wesley College Florence Florence 145 120 Yes
William Carey University Hattiesburg 2,678 628 No V: 400-600
M: 420-570
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