List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in Mississippi

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Public colleges and state universities in Mississippi that receive funding public are considered state or public schools. These institutions may be operate as an independent entity, or as part of a larger statewide system that oversees operations. Most state funded institutions offer discounted tuition for state residents, and generally have higher enrollment than equivalent private institutions. Many state funded institutions also have active research projects and resources, particularly among larger institutions and statewide systems, where such programs may be divided up. State universities and public colleges generally have undergraduate and graduate programs, resulting in degrees from the bachelor level to the doctorate.

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

The 8 schools listed below are part of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning system. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution NameNumber StudentsInformationVirtual Tour
Alcorn State University in Alcorn State, MS1,000 to 4,999info
Delta State University in Cleveland, MS1,000 to 4,999info
Jackson State University in Jackson, MS5,000 to 9,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Jackson State University
Mississippi State University in Mississippi State, MSMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of Mississippi State University
Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS1,000 to 4,999info
Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS1,000 to 4,999info
University of Mississippi in University, MSMore Than 20,000info
University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS10,000 to 19,999info

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.