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Mississippi Trade Schools

47 Colleges
10,031 Yearly Graduations
$25,314 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,222 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Mississippi ranked #29 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 10,031 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $6,329 per year to get their degree at a college in Mississippi, while out of state students will pay an average of $8,824 per year.

About 56% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,555 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,818 Yearly Degrees
$3,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,181 students at Hinds Community College in total, 5,704 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

46% of Hinds Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,063 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,100 during the early-career years.

#2

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,304 Yearly Degrees
$3,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Roughly 27% of students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,789 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $22,100.

#3

Delta Technical College

Horn Lake, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
706 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Delta Technical College is 870, which includes 844 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

91% of Delta Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,106 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,400 during the early-career years.

#4

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
627 Yearly Degrees
$3,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

14% of NWCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,590 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NWCC is $22,700.

#5

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
581 Yearly Degrees
$3,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,071 full-time undergraduates at Jones County Junior College, and 4,535 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

13% of Jones County Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,515 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,400 during the early-career years.

#6

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
466 Yearly Degrees
$3,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 21 to 1.

Roughly 25% of students at Pearl River Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,352 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pearl River Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
414 Yearly Degrees
$3,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,409 students at Holmes Community College in total, 3,304 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,559 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

#8

Meridian Community College

Meridian, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
394 Yearly Degrees
$3,478 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,961 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,100 during the early-career years.

#9

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
385 Yearly Degrees
$3,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at East Mississippi Community College is 3,392, which includes 2,299 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

37% of EMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,483 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from EMCC is $21,200.

#10

Delta Technical College - Ridgeland

Ridgeland, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
376 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Delta Technical College - Ridgeland is 687, which includes 673 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

94% of Delta Tech - Ridgeland students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,915 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Delta Tech - Ridgeland with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
368 Yearly Degrees
$3,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Itawamba Community College is 4,696, which includes 3,127 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,727 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

#12

Concorde Career College - Southaven

Southaven, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
244 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Concorde Career College - Southaven is 394, which includes 394 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

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

78% of Concorde Career College - Southaven students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,646 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#13

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
234 Yearly Degrees
$4,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,243 students at Northeast Mississippi Community College in total, 2,488 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,623 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeast Mississippi Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Coahoma Community College

Clarksdale, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
216 Yearly Degrees
$3,003 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,250 full-time undergraduates at Coahoma Community College, and 1,612 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Students who graduate from Coahoma Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Wesson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
197 Yearly Degrees
$3,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Copiah-Lincoln Community College is 2,907, which includes 1,925 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

21% of Copiah-Lincoln Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,127 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Copiah-Lincoln Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Mississippi Delta Community College

Moorhead, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
180 Yearly Degrees
$3,140 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 18 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi Delta Community College is $19,100.

#17

Blue Cliff College - Gulfport

Gulfport, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
168 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Blue Cliff College - Gulfport is 303, which includes 303 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,575 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$3,380 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 24 to 1.

Students who graduate from SMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$8,896 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 18 to 1.

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

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,907 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern Miss with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

East Central Community College

Decatur, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
129 Yearly Degrees
$3,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 18 to 1.

19% of East Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,006 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 31.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from East Central Community College is $23,100.

#21

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$8,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 16 to 1.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,327 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Mississippi State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Magnolia College of Cosmetology

Jackson, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
97 Yearly Degrees

There are 42 students at Magnolia College of Cosmetology in total, 42 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Roughly 92% of students at Magnolia College of Cosmetology take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,132 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 29.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Magnolia College of Cosmetology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
94 Yearly Degrees
$8,445 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,921 students at Jackson State in total, 4,668 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,171 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Jackson State is 4.6 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,768 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Jackson State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees
$8,828 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Mississippi is 21,014, of which 16,179 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,839 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

40% of Ole Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,181 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ole Miss is $35,100.

#25

Institute of Health & Technology

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees

There are 36 students at Institute of Health & Technology in total, 36 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,232 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Other Mississippi Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology 59
27 Chris Beauty College 58
28 Corinth Academy of Cosmetology 41
29 Belhaven University 30
30 Academy of Hair Design - Jackson 28
31 Traxlers School of Hair 27
31 The Academy of Hair Design Six 27
33 KC’s School of Hair Design 26
34 Mississippi College of Beauty Culture 25
34 Academy of Hair Design - Pearl 25
36 Goshen School of Cosmetology 23
37 Delta State University 22
38 Mississippi University for Women 20
39 Academy of Hair Design - Grenada 19
40 Mississippi Valley State University 13
41 Unlimited Cosmetology School 10
42 Vaughn Beauty College 9
43 William Carey University 8
43 Fosters Cosmetology College 8
45 Delta Beauty College 4
46 Alcorn State University 1
47 Blue Mountain College 0

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