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Mississippi Business Colleges

32 Colleges
6,397 Yearly Graduations
$31,903 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,030 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. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $7,976 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $9,994 a year.

An estimated 49% of college students in Mississippi take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,257 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 21,617, of which 17,150 students are undergraduates and of those, 15,902 are full-time. It takes the average Ole Miss undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

41% of Ole Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,672 a year. Ole Miss has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ole Miss with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Mississippi State University

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

There are 18,792 undergraduates at Mississippi State, of which 17,113 are full-time, and there are 22,226 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Mississippi State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,297 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average 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

There are 14,133 students at Southern Miss in total, 11,594 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,654 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southern Miss is 4.6 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Southern Miss take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,738 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Southern Miss with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
615 Yearly Degrees
$26,201 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,369 undergraduates at Belhaven, of which 1,199 are full-time, and there are 4,574 students altogether. It takes the average Belhaven undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,585 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close 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 8,954 students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in total, 5,676 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 32% of students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,487 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%.

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

#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 11,827, which includes 6,953 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at Hinds Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,946 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%.

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

The total student population at Jackson State University is 7,020, of which 5,152 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,126 are full-time. It takes the average Jackson State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

57% of Jackson State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,782 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Jackson State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
176 Yearly Degrees
$18,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,944 undergraduates at MC, of which 2,516 are full-time, and there are 4,733 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 39%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at MC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,959 a year. MC has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
171 Yearly Degrees
$7,671 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,751 students at Delta State University in total, 3,109 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,981 are full-time. For undergraduates at Delta State University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Delta State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,021 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
$3,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,593 full-time undergraduates at EMCC, and 3,832 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,257 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,200 during the early-career years.

#11

Holmes Community College

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

There are 3,343 full-time undergraduates at Holmes Community College, and 5,529 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

30% of Holmes Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,444 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

#12

Mississippi University for Women

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

The total student population at Mississippi University for Women is 2,811, of which 2,594 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,026 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MUW is 4.5 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 25% are men and 75% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at MUW take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,882 a year. MUW has a 8.4% 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 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

The total student population at Copiah-Lincoln Community College is 3,113, which includes 2,068 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

22% of Copiah-Lincoln Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,476 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Copiah-Lincoln Community College is $21,300.

#14

Millsaps College

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

There are 820 students at Millsaps in total, 779 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 768 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Millsaps is 4.0 years.

About 49% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,914 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Millsaps with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$3,190 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,534 full-time undergraduates at NWCC, and 7,537 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,282 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% 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 4,768 students at ICC in total, 3,172 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

18% of ICC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,627 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

#17

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
84 Yearly Degrees
$12,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,210 undergraduates at William Carey University, of which 1,901 are full-time, and there are 5,040 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at William Carey University is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 49%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

82% of William Carey University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,968 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from William Carey University is $31,400.

#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 3,523, of which 3,069 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,729 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Roughly 86% of students at Alcorn State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,739 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Alcorn State is $23,100.

#19

Mississippi Valley State University

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

There are 1,833 undergraduates at Mississippi Valley State University, of which 1,419 are full-time, and there are 2,147 students altogether. For undergraduates at Mississippi Valley State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

93% of Mississippi Valley State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,764 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.3% 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 5,157 students at Pearl River Community College in total, 3,824 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,074 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% 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
$3,085 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,671 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Delta Community College, and 2,516 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,100 during the early-career years.

#22

Meridian Community College

Meridian, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
43 Yearly Degrees
$3,278 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,402 students at MCC in total, 2,291 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,358 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $22,100.

#23

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$3,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,606 students at Northeast Mississippi Community College in total, 2,753 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at Northeast Mississippi Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,079 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,500 during the early-career years.

#24

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$3,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,536 students at Jones County Junior College in total, 3,136 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

13% of Jones County Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,982 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% 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

There are 1,808 students at Coahoma Community College in total, 1,379 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 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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