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Mississippi Trade Schools

46 Colleges
10,423 Yearly Graduations
$26,469 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,986 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Mississippi is ranked #29 in the country with 10,423 degrees handed out in 2021. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Mississippi is $6,617 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $9,152 a year.

An estimated 55% of college students in Mississippi take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,496 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,848 Yearly Degrees
$3,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,704 full-time undergraduates at Hinds Community College, and 11,181 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,063 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,615 during the early-career years.

#2

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
1,660 Yearly Degrees
$3,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

27% of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,789 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,764 during the early-career years.

#3

Delta Technical College

Horn Lake, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,101 Yearly Degrees

There are 870 students at Delta Technical College in total, 844 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 91% of students at Delta Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,106 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Delta Technical College is $27,129.

#4

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
643 Yearly Degrees
$3,430 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.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,590 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NWCC is $27,664.

#5

Pearl River Community College

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

There are 3,799 full-time undergraduates at Pearl River Community College, and 5,065 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

25% of Pearl River Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,352 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pearl River Community College is $25,695.

#6

Jones County Junior College

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

The total student population at Jones County Junior College is 4,535, which includes 3,071 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,515 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% 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 $26,152 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
467 Yearly Degrees
$3,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

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 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Holmes Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,423 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

East Mississippi Community College

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

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

Roughly 37% of students at EMCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,483 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from EMCC is $25,112.

#9

Itawamba Community College

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

There are 4,696 students at ICC in total, 3,127 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

12% of ICC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,727 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ICC is $26,285.

#10

Meridian Community College

Meridian, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
295 Yearly Degrees
$3,574 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Meridian Community College is 3,003, which includes 1,864 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,961 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,796 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Concorde Career College - Southaven

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

There are 394 students at Concorde Career College - Southaven in total, 394 are 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.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,646 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 $26,035 during the early-career years.

#12

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees
$4,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 22 to 1.

22% of Northeast Mississippi Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,623 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% 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 $26,057.

#13

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Wesson, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
197 Yearly Degrees
$3,380 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.

Roughly 21% of students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,127 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 Copiah-Lincoln Community College is $24,665.

#14

Mississippi Delta Community College

Moorhead, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees
$3,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,096 students at Mississippi Delta Community College in total, 1,448 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Students who graduate from Mississippi Delta Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,054 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
172 Yearly Degrees
$9,204 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Southern Mississippi is 14,606, of which 11,451 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,644 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southern Miss is 4.5 years.

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

61% of Southern Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,907 a year. Southern Miss has a 7.6% 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 $33,869 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Coahoma Community College

Clarksdale, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
168 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,193 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Southwest Mississippi Community College is 1,888, which includes 1,508 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 $25,072 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees
$9,044 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. Ole Miss has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

Roughly 40% of students at Ole Miss take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,181 a year. Ole Miss has a 6.0% 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 Ole Miss is $38,763.

#19

Blue Cliff College - Gulfport

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

There are 303 full-time undergraduates at Blue Cliff College - Gulfport, and 303 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

93% of Blue Cliff College - Gulfport students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,575 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Blue Cliff College - Gulfport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,438 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

East Central Community College

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

The total student population at East Central Community College is 2,388, which includes 1,643 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 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,208 during the early-career years.

#21

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$9,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mississippi State University is 22,986, of which 18,803 students are undergraduates and of those, 17,089 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mississippi State, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at Mississippi State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,327 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,538 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees

There are 80 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Institute, and 80 students altogether. Mississippi Institute has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 57% of students at Mississippi Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,515 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,541 during the early-career years.

#23

Magnolia College of Cosmetology

Jackson, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
62 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.

92% of Magnolia College of Cosmetology students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,132 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,420 during the early-career years.

#24

Jackson State University

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

The total student population at Jackson State University is 6,921, of which 4,668 students 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.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at Jackson State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,768 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% 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 $29,441 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Chris Beauty College

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

The total student population at Chris Beauty College is 115, which includes 115 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Chris Beauty College is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chris Beauty College is $16,200.

Other Mississippi Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Institute of Health & Technology 37
27 Corinth Academy of Cosmetology 35
28 Traxlers School of Hair 33
28 Unlimited Cosmetology School 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 Mississippi College of Beauty Culture 14
40 Vaughn Beauty College 14
42 Goshen School of Cosmetology 11
43 William Carey University 8
44 Alcorn State University 3
45 Blue Mountain College 1
45 Delta Beauty College 1

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