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Mississippi Trade Schools

47 Colleges
10,031 Yearly Graduations
$24,553 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,582 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Mississippi is ranked #29 in the country with 10,031 degrees handed out in 2019. Mississippi colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $6,138 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $8,623 per year.

About 58% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,646 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 11,827 students at Hinds Community College in total, 6,953 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,946 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hinds Community College is $21,100.

#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 8,954 students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in total, 5,676 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,487 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%.

Students who graduate from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Delta Technical College

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

There are 211 full-time undergraduates at Delta Technical College, and 227 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Delta Technical College. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

Approximately 97% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,475 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#4

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
627 Yearly Degrees
$3,190 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northwest Mississippi Community College is 7,537, which includes 4,534 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at NWCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,282 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% 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
$3,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,536 students at Jones County Junior College in total, 3,136 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at Jones County Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,982 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Jones County Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Pearl River Community College

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

There are 5,157 students at Pearl River Community College in total, 3,824 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

30% of Pearl River Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,074 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pearl River Community College is $22,500.

#7

Holmes Community College

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

There are 5,529 students at Holmes Community College in total, 3,343 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

30% of Holmes Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,444 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Holmes Community College is $22,600.

#8

Meridian Community College

Meridian, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
394 Yearly Degrees
$3,278 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,402 students at MCC in total, 2,291 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,358 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% 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
$3,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,593 full-time undergraduates at EMCC, and 3,832 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

37% of EMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,257 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%.

Students who graduate from EMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Delta Technical College - Ridgeland

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

There are 571 students at Delta Tech - Ridgeland in total, 554 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

96% of Delta Tech - Ridgeland students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,951 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Delta Tech - Ridgeland is $22,400.

#11

Itawamba Community College

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

There are 4,768 students at ICC in total, 3,172 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at ICC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,627 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% 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.

#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 342, which includes 342 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 32 to 1.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 5% of accepted students are men, and 95% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,138 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%.

#13

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
234 Yearly Degrees
$3,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeast Mississippi Community College is 3,606, which includes 2,753 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at Northeast Mississippi Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,079 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeast Mississippi Community College is $23,500.

#14

Coahoma Community College

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

There are 1,808 students at Coahoma Community College in total, 1,379 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 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 3,113, which includes 2,068 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

22% of Copiah-Lincoln Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,476 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.1% 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
$3,085 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,671 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Delta Community College, and 2,516 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,100 during the early-career years.

#17

Blue Cliff College - Gulfport

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

There are 343 students at Blue Cliff College - Gulfport in total, 343 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 94% of students at Blue Cliff College - Gulfport take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,102 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Blue Cliff College - Gulfport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$3,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,697 full-time undergraduates at SMCC, and 2,128 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SMCC is $21,600.

#19

University of Southern Mississippi

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

There are 14,133 students at Southern Miss in total, 11,594 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,654 are full-time. It takes the average Southern Miss undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Southern Miss take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,738 a year. Southern Miss has a 8.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate 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
$2,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at East Central Community College is 2,419, which includes 1,676 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

22% of East Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,248 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from East Central Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Mississippi State University

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

There are 18,792 undergraduates at Mississippi State, of which 17,113 are full-time, and there are 22,226 students altogether. It takes the average Mississippi State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

52% of Mississippi State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,297 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

#22

Magnolia College of Cosmetology

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

There are 43 full-time undergraduates at Magnolia College of Cosmetology, and 43 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

82% of Magnolia College of Cosmetology students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,393 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,900 during the early-career years.

#23

Jackson State University

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

The total student population at Jackson State University is 7,020, of which 5,152 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,126 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Jackson State is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at Jackson State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,782 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,100 during the early-career years.

#24

University of Mississippi

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

There are 21,617 students at Ole Miss in total, 17,150 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,902 are full-time. It takes the average Ole Miss undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

41% of Ole Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,672 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% 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 $35,100.

#25

Institute of Health & Technology

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

There are 102 students at Institute of Health & Technology in total, 102 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

61% of Institute of Health & Technology students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,132 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.6% 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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