To identify the Best Colleges in Mississippi for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Mississippi anywhere.

Mississippi is home to over 50 colleges, universities and technical schools. The state’s capital Jackson is also the state’s largest city and home to about half of the colleges in Mississippi. The beach area of Gulfport and Hattiesburg.

The other two cities with education options. Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, and University of Mississippi are ranked among the best colleges in the southeastern US.

Mississippi University for Women made US News & World Report’s list of Best Southern Schools. Several small private liberal art colleges have earned accolades including Tougaloo College and Rust College. Over a dozen community colleges including Northwest Mississippi Community College, Jones County Junior College and Itawamba Community College offer 2-year options throughout the state.

Regional Information about Mississippi

Regional Information About Mississippi
Major Cities: Jackson, Gulf Port, Southhaven.
Attractions: Gulf Islands National Seashore, Tupelo Automobile Museum, USS Cairo Museum at Vicksburg National Military Park.
Cost of Living: Best Places Mississippi Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, Millsaps College

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Mississippi takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Mississippi State University
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  2. University of Mississippi
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  3. Millsaps College
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  4. University of Southern Mississippi
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  5. Mississippi College
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  6. William Carey University
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  7. Belhaven University
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  8. Delta State University
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  9. Jackson State University
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  10. Mississippi University for Women
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  11. Tougaloo College
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  12. Alcorn State University
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  13. Mississippi Valley State University
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  14. Rust College
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  15. Blue Mountain College
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  16. University of Mississippi Medical Center
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  17. Southeastern Baptist College
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  18. Strayer University - Mississippi
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  19. Wesley Biblical Seminary
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