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46 Colleges
$27,299 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,563 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 10,423 students received a trade school degree from a college in Mississippi, making it rank #29 in terms of graduations. Mississippi colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $6,825 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $9,448 per year.

An estimated 50% of college students in Mississippi take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,391 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
32% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Hinds Community College is 11,181, which includes 5,704 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

32% of Hinds Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,846 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,308 during the early-career years.

#2

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
26% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,126 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and 8,677 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,000 a year. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has a 5.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $26,319.

#3

Delta Technical College

Horn Lake, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
84% Freshmen Loans

There are 870 students at Delta Technical College in total, 844 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,498 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Delta Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,446 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
11% Freshmen Loans

There are 4,191 full-time undergraduates at NWCC, and 7,092 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

11% of NWCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,894 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from NWCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,393 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
29% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Pearl River Community College is 5,065, which includes 3,799 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Pearl River Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,717 a year. Pearl River Community College has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pearl River Community College is $27,382.

#6

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,970 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
7% Freshmen Loans

There are 4,535 students at Jones County Junior College in total, 3,071 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Jones County Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,026 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,839 during the early-career years.

#7

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
13% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Holmes Community College is 5,409, which includes 3,304 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at Holmes Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,387 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Holmes Community College is $26,620.

#8

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
23% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,299 full-time undergraduates at EMCC, and 3,392 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at EMCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,901 a year. EMCC has a 3.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from EMCC is $26,537.

#9

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
6% Freshmen Loans

There are 4,696 students at ICC in total, 3,127 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at ICC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,498 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ICC is $28,753.

#10

Meridian Community College

Meridian, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,811 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
8% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,864 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 3,003 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

8% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,436 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,114 during the early-career years.

#11

Concorde Career College - Southaven

Southaven, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
85% Freshmen Loans

There are 394 full-time undergraduates at Concorde Career College - Southaven, and 394 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 45 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 6% are men and 94% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Concorde Career College - Southaven take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,836 a year. Concorde Career College - Southaven has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Concorde Career College - Southaven is $27,415.

#12

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$4,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
15% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,488 full-time undergraduates at Northeast Mississippi Community College, and 3,243 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,165 a year. Northeast Mississippi Community College has a 7.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeast Mississippi Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,959 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Wesson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
11% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,907 students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in total, 1,925 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,318 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Copiah-Lincoln Community College is $26,124.

#14

Mississippi Delta Community College

Moorhead, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mississippi Delta Community College is 2,096, which includes 1,448 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,090 during the early-career years.

#15

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$9,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
55% Freshmen Loans

There are 11,451 undergraduates at Southern Miss, of which 9,644 are full-time, and there are 14,606 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

55% of Southern Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,996 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern Miss is $35,766.

#16

Coahoma Community College

Clarksdale, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,353 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,612 students at Coahoma Community College in total, 1,250 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,715 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$3,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,888 students at SMCC in total, 1,508 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SMCC is $25,723.

#18

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$9,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
39% Freshmen Loans

There are 16,179 undergraduates at Ole Miss, of which 14,839 are full-time, and there are 21,014 students altogether. It takes the average Ole Miss undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,413 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ole Miss is $42,109.

#19

Blue Cliff College - Gulfport

Gulfport, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
85% Freshmen Loans

There are 303 students at Blue Cliff College - Gulfport in total, 303 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 85% of students at Blue Cliff College - Gulfport take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,766 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Blue Cliff College - Gulfport is $19,146.

#20

East Central Community College

Decatur, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$3,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
9% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,388 students at East Central Community College in total, 1,643 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,689 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from East Central Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,052 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$9,398 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
43% Freshmen Loans

There are 22,986 students at Mississippi State in total, 18,803 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17,089 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

43% of Mississippi State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,115 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,950 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private

There are 80 students at Mississippi Institute in total, 80 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Mississippi Institute has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,075 during the early-career years.

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There are 42 full-time undergraduates at Magnolia College of Cosmetology, and 42 students altogether.

#24

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
$8,445 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
84% Freshmen Loans

There are 6,921 students at Jackson State in total, 4,668 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,171 are full-time. It takes the average Jackson State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

84% of Jackson State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,497 a year. Jackson State has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,345 during the early-career years.

#25

Chris Beauty College

Gulfport, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private

There are 115 students at Chris Beauty College in total, 115 are full-time undergraduates. Chris Beauty College has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,834 during the early-career years.

Other Mississippi Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Institute of Health & Technology 37
27 Corinth Academy of Cosmetology 35
28 Unlimited Cosmetology School 33
28 Traxlers School of Hair 33
30 Academy of Hair Design - Jackson 31
31 Belhaven University 28
32 KC’s School of Hair Design 23
33 Delta State University 21
34 The Academy of Hair Design Six 20
35 Academy of Hair Design - Grenada 17
35 Academy of Hair Design - Pearl 17
37 Fosters Cosmetology College 16
37 Mississippi Valley State University 16
39 Mississippi University for Women 15
40 Vaughn Beauty College 14
40 Mississippi College of Beauty Culture 14
42 Goshen School of Cosmetology 11
43 William Carey University 8
44 Alcorn State University 3
45 Delta Beauty College 1
45 Blue Mountain College 1

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