List of Private Universities & Colleges in Mississippi

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The state of Mississippi has the distinction of being the 32nd largest state in America by land mass and the 32nd largest state by population. Situated between the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana the great state of Mississippi is home to more than fifty accredited colleges and universities. Specific to private colleges, the state has a number of schools from Jackson and Holly Springs to Clinton and Tougaloo. Top rated private colleges in Mississippi include Mississippi College, William Carey University, Blue Mountain College, and Millsaps College.

How Mississippi Private Colleges are Different

Enrollment numbers at private colleges tend to be substantially smaller than public colleges, on average, which can be an important criterion for students seeking a more intimate college setting. A smaller college setting generally means lower student to teacher ratios in a smaller class which translates to a greater degree of interactions in class plus access to teaching professors. The ability for some students to engage on a deeper level and engage directly with professors can be a boon for certain students. Additionally, a private school will tend to provide generous financial aid packages to qualifying students. Since private schools rely upon donations and tuition to operate, colleges with robust endowments tend to invest heavily in the school’s infrastructure and its students aid packages.

List of Large 4-Year Private Universities in Mississippi

There are 3 large private universities in our database for Mississippi. Follow the links below to get more details about each school.

Small to Medium Sized 4-Year Universities

The 4-year schools listed below have a small to medium sized student body and may offer a wide range of associate and bachelor's degrees. Get more information about each school by clicking the links below.

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Mississippi in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.