Top Mississippi Colleges and Universities

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Mississippi is a true Southern state, with deltas, green forests and the cultural traditions that one would expect in the South. There are several excellent institutions for higher learning across Mississippi, five of which are described below.
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Top Five Schools in Mississippi

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University is the largest university in the state of Mississippi and is located in Starkville, in the northern part of the state. The university was founded in 1878 and has since grown to have an undergraduate enrollment of 12,630 students. Among the many great academic programs at MSU is the College of Veterinary Medicine, the largest vet school housed under one roof in the nation. Mississippi State University has a rich social environment, as well, with a thriving Greek life and many successful athletic teams.

University of Southern Mississippi

The campus of the University of Southern Mississippi is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in the southern portion of the state. Of the 12,630 undergraduate students enrolled in one of its 189 academic programs, a large portion attend one of the university's well-known study abroad programs, particularly its flagship British Studies program in London. Since its founding in 1910, the institution has developed many prestigious programs, including those in the music department, which are largely considered the strongest in the southeastern part of the country.

University of Mississippi

Located in Oxford, Mississippi, UM is the oldest institution for higher learning in the state and was founded in 1848. Its history is filled with complexities of life in the Deep South, particularly the attempts during the 1960's to desegregate public universities. The University of Mississippi has since more than recovered from this difficult time, and now boasts of 12,661 undergraduate students from around the world who have the chance to study in one of its many excellent academic programs. Undergraduate degrees are offered through its School of Accountancy, School of Applied Sciences, School of Education, School of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and School of Pharmacy.

Jackson State University

Jackson State University is a historically black institution located in the southeastern part of the state. Founded in 1877 as a church school, it became a public institution in 1941. The university has many excellent academic programs, two of which are offered by its premier business and computer departments, including its renowned meteorology program. There are currently 6,523 undergraduate students enrolled at Jackson State University. Many students and faculty are involved in the study of reducing urban problems throughout the American South.

Delta State University

Located in Cleveland, Mississippi, in the heart of the delta, Delta State University was founded as a state teachers college in 1924. There are currently 3,427 undergraduates enrolled at DSU. Delta State provides a world-class regional university education to its diverse student body. It has three Colleges - Arts and Science, Business and Education - one school - nursing and a music institute. It offers majors in 42 disciplines and undergraduates can chose to earn one of 12 bachelor's degrees. On the athletics side, men's intercollegiate sports includes teams in golf, soccer, tennis, swimming, baseball, basketball and football, while women compete in diving, soccer, swimming, cross-country, softball, fast-pitch, tennis and basketball.

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    10. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
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Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • MS - Entertainment Business (Campus)
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • Bachelor of Science - Software Development

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Universal Technical Institute

  • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology
  • Marine Technician Specialist
  • Diesel Technology

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Seton Hall University

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management
  • Master of Business Administration

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Purdue University Global

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  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
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Divine Mercy University

  • MS in Psychology
  • MS in Counseling

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Central Christian College of Kansas

  • BS in Criminal Justice
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Saybrook University

  • Ph.D. Applied Psychophysiology
  • Ph.D. Psychology
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Fortis College

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Dental Assistant
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