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

In 2019, 10,031 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 $6,329 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $8,824 per year.

An estimated 56% of college students in Mississippi take out loans, with the average 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

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 15 to 1.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 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.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

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

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

The total student population at Northwest Mississippi Community College is 7,092, which includes 4,191 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

Students who graduate from NWCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
581 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 22.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jones County Junior College is $21,400.

#6

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
466 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.

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%.

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 3,304 full-time undergraduates at Holmes Community College, and 5,409 students altogether. 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%.

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
$3,478 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

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

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.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,200 during the early-career years.

#10

Delta Technical College - Ridgeland

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

There are 673 full-time undergraduates at Delta Tech - Ridgeland, and 687 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 94% of students at Delta Tech - Ridgeland take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

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.

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 22.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#12

Concorde Career College - Southaven

Southaven, Mississippi
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
244 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. Of the accepted students, 6% are men and 94% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

The total student population at Northeast Mississippi Community College is 3,243, which includes 2,488 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%.

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

The total student population at Coahoma Community College is 1,612, which includes 1,250 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 Coahoma Community College is $16,400.

#15

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

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

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

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Copiah-Lincoln Community College is $21,300.

#16

Mississippi Delta Community College

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

There are 1,448 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Delta Community College, and 2,096 students altogether. 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 $19,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Blue Cliff College - Gulfport

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

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$3,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,508 full-time undergraduates at SMCC, and 1,888 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,600 during the early-career years.

#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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southern Miss is 4.5 years.

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 average amount of student loans is $6,907 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

#20

East Central Community College

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

There are 1,643 full-time undergraduates at East Central Community College, and 2,388 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,100 during the early-career years.

#21

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$8,910 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 80%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

47% of Mississippi State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

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

The total student population at Magnolia College of Cosmetology is 42, which includes 42 full-time undergraduates. Magnolia College of Cosmetology has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

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.

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%.

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 16,179 undergraduates at Ole Miss, of which 14,839 are full-time, and there are 21,014 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ole Miss is 4.3 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% 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. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Ole Miss with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Institute of Health & Technology

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

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

94% of Institute of Health & Technology students take out loans to afford college costs. 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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