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Mississippi Business Colleges

32 Colleges
6,397 Yearly Graduations
$32,603 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,550 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Mississippi ranked #37 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 6,397 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Mississippi is $8,151 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $10,179 a year.

About 44% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,637 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,484 Yearly Degrees
$8,828 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Mississippi is 21,014, of which 16,179 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,839 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Ole Miss is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

40% of Ole Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,181 a year. Ole Miss has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ole Miss is $35,100.

#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
841 Yearly Degrees
$8,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,803 undergraduates at Mississippi State, of which 17,089 are full-time, and there are 22,986 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mississippi State is 4.5 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

47% of Mississippi State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,327 a year. Mississippi State has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi State is $33,400.

#3

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
670 Yearly Degrees
$8,896 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Southern Mississippi is 14,606, of which 11,451 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,644 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southern Miss is 4.5 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

61% of Southern Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,907 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

#4

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
615 Yearly Degrees
$27,025 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Belhaven University is 4,999, of which 2,025 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,177 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Belhaven take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,406 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Belhaven is $31,700.

#5

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
426 Yearly Degrees
$3,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,677 students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in total, 5,126 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

27% of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,789 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $22,100.

#6

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$3,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hinds Community College is 11,181, which includes 5,704 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

46% of Hinds Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,063 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hinds Community College is $21,100.

#7

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
196 Yearly Degrees
$8,445 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,668 undergraduates at Jackson State, of which 4,171 are full-time, and there are 6,921 students altogether. For undergraduates at Jackson State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,768 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jackson State is $25,100.

#8

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
176 Yearly Degrees
$19,308 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,667 students at MC in total, 2,757 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,291 are full-time. For undergraduates at MC, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 29%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

42% of MC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,253 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,700 during the early-career years.

#9

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
171 Yearly Degrees
$8,121 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Delta State University is 2,999, of which 2,331 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,667 are full-time. It takes the average Delta State University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Delta State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,788 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Delta State University is $29,100.

#10

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
170 Yearly Degrees
$3,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at East Mississippi Community College is 3,392, which includes 2,299 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,483 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from EMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$3,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,409 students at Holmes Community College in total, 3,304 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at Holmes Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,559 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Holmes Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$7,525 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,418 undergraduates at MUW, of which 1,835 are full-time, and there are 2,704 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MUW is 4.5 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 16% are men and 84% are women.

66% of MUW students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,468 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MUW is $29,400.

#13

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Wesson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$3,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,925 full-time undergraduates at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, and 2,907 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

21% of Copiah-Lincoln Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,127 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,300 during the early-career years.

#14

Millsaps College

Jackson, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$41,314 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 712 students at Millsaps in total, 669 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 660 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Millsaps is 4.1 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,689 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,900 during the early-career years.

#14

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$3,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northwest Mississippi Community College is 7,092, which includes 4,191 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

14% of NWCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,590 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NWCC is $22,700.

#14

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$3,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,127 full-time undergraduates at ICC, and 4,696 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

12% of ICC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,727 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ICC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
84 Yearly Degrees
$13,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,472 students at William Carey University in total, 3,233 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,945 are full-time. For undergraduates at William Carey University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 21% of students at William Carey University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,515 a year. William Carey University has a 8.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from William Carey University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
79 Yearly Degrees
$7,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Alcorn State University is 3,230, of which 2,729 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,345 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Alcorn State is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 38%. Of the accepted students, 27% are men and 73% are women.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,816 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Alcorn State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$6,746 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,694 undergraduates at Mississippi Valley State University, of which 1,231 are full-time, and there are 2,032 students altogether. It takes the average Mississippi Valley State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

75% of Mississippi Valley State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,665 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi Valley State University is $19,900.

#20

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
47 Yearly Degrees
$3,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,799 full-time undergraduates at Pearl River Community College, and 5,065 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,352 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pearl River Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Mississippi Delta Community College

Moorhead, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
45 Yearly Degrees
$3,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,448 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Delta Community College, and 2,096 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi Delta Community College is $19,100.

#22

Meridian Community College

Meridian, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
43 Yearly Degrees
$3,478 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,003 students at MCC in total, 1,864 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,961 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$4,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,243 students at Northeast Mississippi Community College in total, 2,488 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,623 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeast Mississippi Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$3,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,071 full-time undergraduates at Jones County Junior College, and 4,535 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,515 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jones County Junior College is $21,400.

#25

Coahoma Community College

Clarksdale, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$3,003 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Coahoma Community College is 1,612, which includes 1,250 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Coahoma Community College is $16,400.

Other Mississippi Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Strayer University - Mississippi 29
27 Blue Mountain College 27
28 Southwest Mississippi Community College 19
29 Tougaloo College 14
30 East Central Community College 12
31 Rust College 9
32 Southeastern Baptist College 0

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