Mississippi Best Colleges Comparison

View the Mississippi Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Mississippi Statistics

There are 62 colleges in Mississippi - 25 public and 37 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $12,575 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $13,271. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,068 and the average acceptance rate is 73% for Mississippi Best Colleges Comparison.
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2019-2020 Colleges In Mississippi Statistics
Top 14 colleges in MississippiAll colleges in Mississippi
Number of Schools14 schools
(8 public, 6 private)
62 schools
(25 public, 37 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,095 (in-state)
$15,786 (out-of-state)
$5,061 (in-state)
$12,575 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,172 (in-state)
$12,990 (out-of-state)
$8,172 (in-state)
$13,271 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$10,936$6,809
Test Scores1,071 SAT, 22 ACT 1,068 SAT, 22 ACT
Acceptance Rate69.86% 72.53%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.36% 28.44%
Population93,740166,848
Undergraduate70,342143,215
Graduate23,39823,633
Graduation Rate48.21%52.92%
Transfer-out Rate28.00%15.18%
Students to Faculty Ratio12.79 to 115.53 to 1

Top Colleges In Mississippi Comparison

Next table lists the top 14 colleges in Mississippi for academic year 2019-2020. Mississippi State University ranked top in the Mississippi Best Colleges Comparison and Mississippi College and University of Mississippi follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $15,786 for undergraduate programs $12,990 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Mississippi is 1,071 and the acceptance rate is 69.86%. The average students to faculty ratio is 12.79 to 1 for top colleges in Mississippi. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Mississippi Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Mississippi State University
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Public, 4 yearsMississippi State, MS
$23,950
($8,910)
$10,301 22,98680% 1,160 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
2 Mississippi College
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Private, 4 yearsClinton, MS
$19,308 $13,820 4,66729% 1,200 SAT
25 ACT
15 to 1
3 University of Mississippi
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Public, 4 yearsUniversity, MS
$25,100
($8,828)
$11,678 21,01488% 1,120 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
4 Millsaps College
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Private, 4 yearsJackson, MS
$41,314 $30,733 71270% 1,177 SAT
24 ACT
9 to 1
5 William Carey University
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Private, 4 yearsHattiesburg, MS
$13,650 $8,467 5,47255% 1,190 SAT
24 ACT
14 to 1
6 Delta State University
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Public, 4 yearsCleveland, MS
$8,121 $6,946 2,999100% 1,005 SAT
21 ACT
11 to 1
7 University of Southern Mississippi
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Public, 4 yearsHattiesburg, MS
$10,896
($8,896)
$8,102 14,60696% -
23 ACT
18 to 1
8 Mississippi University for Women
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Public, 4 yearsColumbus, MS
$7,525 $6,221 2,70499% 1,145 SAT
22 ACT
12 to 1
9 Jackson State University
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Public, 4 yearsJackson, MS
$9,445
($8,445)
$9,571 6,92190% 970 SAT
19 ACT
14 to 1
10 Alcorn State University
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Public, 4 yearsAlcorn State, MS
$7,290 $10,737 3,23038% 880 SAT
21 ACT
16 to 1
11 Mississippi Valley State University
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Public, 4 yearsItta Bena, MS
$6,746 $7,578 2,03283% -
18 ACT
13 to 1
12 Belhaven University
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Private, 4 yearsJackson, MS
$27,025 $11,030 4,99950% 1,065 SAT
21 ACT
8 to 1
13 Tougaloo College
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Private, 4 yearsTougaloo, MS
$10,735 $9,798 77571% 865 SAT
19 ACT
11 to 1
14 Rust College
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Private, 4 yearsHolly Springs, MS
$9,900 $8,122 62329% - 6 to 1
Average$15,786
($8,095)
$10,936 93,74069.86% 1,071 SAT 12.79 to 1
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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020