Mississippi Best Colleges Comparison

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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 $12,577 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $13,035. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,067 and the average acceptance rate is 72% 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$8,039 (in-state)
$15,795 (out-of-state)
$5,041 (in-state)
$12,577 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,143 (in-state)
$12,930 (out-of-state)
$8,143 (in-state)
$13,035 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$9,823$5,966
Test Scores1,063 SAT, 22 ACT 1,067 SAT, 22 ACT
Acceptance Rate68.36% 72.06%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.36% 28.44%
Population95,355172,581
Undergraduate75,590152,664
Graduate19,76519,917
Graduation Rate47.86%53.22%
Transfer-out Rate24.00%17.00%
Students to Faculty Ratio14.29 to 116.03 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 $15,795 for undergraduate programs $12,930 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Mississippi is 1,063 and the acceptance rate is 68.36%. The average students to faculty ratio is 14.29 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)
$9,274 21,97454% 1,175 SAT
26 ACT
17 to 1
2 Mississippi College
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Private, 4 yearsClinton, MS
$19,308 $12,400 5,10342% 1,145 SAT
26 ACT
15 to 1
3 University of Mississippi
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Public, 4 yearsUniversity, MS
$25,100
($8,828)
$10,260 22,45688% 1,135 SAT
25 ACT
17 to 1
4 Millsaps College
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Private, 4 yearsJackson, MS
$41,314 $28,479 86569% 1,185 SAT
24 ACT
9 to 1
5 William Carey University
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Private, 4 yearsHattiesburg, MS
$13,650 $5,880 5,04255% 1,065 SAT
24 ACT
14 to 1
6 Delta State University
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Public, 4 yearsCleveland, MS
$8,121
($7,671)
$6,351 3,71594% 1,115 SAT
21 ACT
12 to 1
7 University of Southern Mississippi
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Public, 4 yearsHattiesburg, MS
$10,896
($8,896)
$7,458 14,50997% -
23 ACT
17 to 1
8 Mississippi University for Women
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Public, 4 yearsColumbus, MS
$7,525 $7,284 2,71197% 1,080 SAT
22 ACT
13 to 1
9 Jackson State University
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Public, 4 yearsJackson, MS
$9,445
($8,445)
$7,788 7,25068% 982 SAT
19 ACT
15 to 1
10 Alcorn State University
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Public, 4 yearsAlcorn State, MS
$7,290 $11,041 3,65858% 885 SAT
20 ACT
18 to 1
11 Mississippi Valley State University
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Public, 4 yearsItta Bena, MS
$6,746 $7,557 2,28565% -
19 ACT
13 to 1
12 Belhaven University
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Private, 4 yearsJackson, MS
$27,025 $10,259 4,20549% - 10 to 1
13 Tougaloo College
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Private, 4 yearsTougaloo, MS
$10,861 $6,759 73671% 865 SAT
19 ACT
11 to 1
14 Rust College
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Private, 4 yearsHolly Springs, MS
$9,900 $6,733 84650% - 19 to 1
Average$15,795
($8,039)
$9,823 95,35568.36% 1,063 SAT 14.29 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