Colleges in Mississippi

Mississippi has 11 private and 8 public 4-year colleges that enroll 79,068 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $7,235 (for in-state students) and $18,941 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $13,764 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Mississippi provided $18,264,456 in financial aid to 7,672 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $170,166,856 in grant and scholarships to 17,910 students.

Mississippi receives less than 1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 5,531 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $26,179,099 in pell grant ($3,719 per student on average) and 7,384 students received a total amount of $42,828,586 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($4,346 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Mississippi

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Alcorn State University

Location: Alcorn State, MS

Public $14,600 $5,269 $5,269
78%
Belhaven University

Location: Jackson, MS

Private
not for profit
$18,486 $22,726 $22,726
43%
Blue Mountain College

Location: Blue Mountain, MS

Private
not for profit
$10,944 $9,518 $9,518
97%
Delta State University

Location: Cleveland, MS

Public $12,792 $6,298 $6,298
89%
Jackson State University

Location: Jackson, MS

Public $12,873 $7,141 $7,141
63%
Millsaps College

Location: Jackson, MS

Private
not for profit
$22,834 $34,810 $34,810
59%
Mississippi College

Location: Clinton, MS

Private
not for profit
$16,804 $15,800 $15,800
49%
Mississippi State University

Location: Mississippi State, MS

Public $15,628 $7,780 $20,900
56%
Mississippi University for Women

Location: Columbus, MS

Public $10,018 $5,965 $16,534
99%
Mississippi Valley State University

Location: Itta Bena, MS

Public $11,591 $6,096 $6,096
84%
Rust College

Location: Holly Springs, MS

Private
not for profit
$9,360 $9,500 $9,500
47%
Southeastern Baptist College

Location: Laurel, MS

Private
not for profit
$4,034 $4,700 $4,700
Open admission
Strayer University-Mississippi

Location: Jackson, MS

Private
for profit
$27,619 $12,780 $12,780
Open admission
Tougaloo College

Location: Tougaloo, MS

Private
not for profit
$12,453 $10,130 $10,130
52%
University of Mississippi

Location: University, MS

Public $14,678 $7,644 $21,912
78%
University of Southern Mississippi

Location: Hattiesburg, MS

Public $11,916 $7,549 $16,419
60%
Wesley Biblical Seminary

Location: Jackson, MS

Private
not for profit
William Carey University

Location: Hattiesburg, MS

Private
not for profit
$14,717 $10,800 $10,800
51%

2-year Colleges in Mississippi

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Academy of Hair Design-Grenada

Location: Grenada, MS

Private
for profit
$15,760 $13,900 $13,900
Open admission
Academy of Hair Design-Jackson

Location: Jackson, MS

Private
for profit
$16,376 $13,900 $13,900
Open admission
Academy of Hair Design-Pearl

Location: Pearl, MS

Private
for profit
$16,870 $13,900 $13,900
Open admission
Antonelli College-Hattiesburg

Location: Hattiesburg, MS

Private
for profit
$24,597 $15,980 $15,980
Open admission
Antonelli College-Jackson

Location: Jackson, MS

Private
for profit
$23,108 $15,980 $15,980
Open admission
Chris Beauty College

Location: Gulfport, MS

Private
for profit
$13,811 $10,900 $10,900
Coahoma Community College

Location: Clarksdale, MS

Public $1,806 $2,450 $2,450
Open admission
Concorde Career College-Southaven

Location: Southaven, MS

Private
for profit
$18,533 $14,485 $14,485
Open admission
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Location: Wesson, MS

Public $4,550 $2,390 $4,390
Open admission
Corinth Academy of Cosmetology

Location: Corinth, MS

Private
for profit
$15,949 $12,600 $12,600
Open admission
Delta Beauty College

Location: Greenville, MS

Private
for profit
$11,146 $18,290 $18,290
Open admission
East Central Community College

Location: Decatur, MS

Public $5,268 $2,080 $4,180
Open admission
East Mississippi Community College

Location: Scooba, MS

Public $5,626 $2,400 $4,800
Open admission
Hinds Community College

Location: Raymond, MS

Public $4,586 $2,640 $5,440
Open admission
Holmes Community College

Location: Goodman, MS

Public $5,302 $2,230 $4,810
Open admission
Itawamba Community College

Location: Fulton, MS

Public $5,910 $2,500 $4,700
Open admission
Jones County Junior College

Location: Ellisville, MS

Public $6,017 $2,920 $4,920
Open admission
KC's School of Hair Design

Location: Pontotoc, MS

Private
for profit
$9,465 $12,200 $12,200
Open admission
Meridian Community College

Location: Meridian, MS

Public $5,592 $2,200 $3,500
Open admission
Miller-Motte Technical College-Gulfport

Location: Gulfport, MS

Private
for profit
$21,560 $9,000 $9,000
Open admission
Mississippi Delta Community College

Location: Moorhead, MS

Public $3,486 $2,620 $4,228
Open admission
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Location: Perkinston, MS

Public $7,789 $2,800 $5,600
Open admission
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Location: Booneville, MS

Public $7,877 $2,500 $4,750
Open admission
Northwest Mississippi Community College

Location: Senatobia, MS

Public $5,328 $2,800 $5,200
Open admission
Pearl River Community College

Location: Poplarville, MS

Public $1,964 $2,850 $5,248
Open admission
Southwest Mississippi Community College

Location: Summit, MS

Public $4,738 $2,480 $5,180
Open admission
The Academy of Hair Design Six

Location: Hattiesburg, MS

Private
for profit
$16,884 $13,900 $13,900
Open admission
Virginia College-Biloxi

Location: Biloxi, MS

Private
for profit
$16,599
Open admission
Virginia College-Jackson

Location: Jackson, MS

Private
for profit
$15,865
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Mississippi

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Blue Cliff College-Gulfport

Location: Gulfport, MS

Private
for profit
$22,632 $15,047
Delta Technical College

Location: Horn Lake, MS

Private
for profit
$25,157 $14,421
Open admission
Fosters Cosmetology College

Location: Ripley, MS

Private
for profit
$12,380 $13,200
Open admission
Healing Touch Career College

Location: Hattiesburg, MS

Private
for profit
$18,676 $10,900
Open admission
Jones Hair Design College

Location: Carthage, MS

Private
for profit
$8,202 $11,010
Open admission
Magnolia College of Cosmetology

Location: Jackson, MS

Private
for profit
$11,806 $13,870
Open admission
Midwest Technical Institute-Ridgeland

Location: Ridgeland, MS

Private
for profit
$19,381 $14,225
Open admission
Mississippi College of Beauty Culture

Location: Laurel, MS

Private
for profit
$8,312 $11,175
Open admission
Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology

Location: Clinton, MS

Private
for profit
$11,884 $14,200
Open admission
Traxlers School of Hair

Location: Jackson, MS

Private
for profit
$10,384 $9,720
Open admission