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

Mississippi ranked #29 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 10,423 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 $6,617 per year to get their degree at a college in Mississippi, while out of state students will pay an average of $9,152 per year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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 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 16.7% 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 $23,615.

#2

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

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

The total student population at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 8,677, which includes 5,126 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,764 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Delta Technical College

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

91% of Delta Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,129 during the early-career years.

#4

Northwest Mississippi Community College

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

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,664 during the early-career years.

#5

Pearl River Community College

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

There are 5,065 students at Pearl River Community College in total, 3,799 are 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 21.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,695 during the early-career years.

#6

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
490 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jones County Junior College is $26,152.

#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.

19% of Holmes Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,423 during the early-career years.

#8

East Mississippi Community College

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

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 37% of students at EMCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

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 22.5% 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

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.

8% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,961 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $23,796.

#11

Concorde Career College - Southaven

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

Roughly 78% of students at Concorde Career College - Southaven take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Concorde Career College - Southaven is $26,035.

#12

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees
$4,120 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.

22% of Northeast Mississippi Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

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.

21% of Copiah-Lincoln Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Copiah-Lincoln Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,665 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Mississippi Delta Community College

Moorhead, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
186 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mississippi Delta Community College is $22,054.

#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 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.

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

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.

Students who graduate from Coahoma Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,193 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
165 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.

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. 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 6.0% 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 $38,763 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Blue Cliff College - Gulfport

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

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 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. 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.

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 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

There are 18,803 undergraduates at Mississippi State, of which 17,089 are full-time, and there are 22,986 students altogether. It takes the average Mississippi State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 47% of students at Mississippi State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,327 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Mississippi State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,538 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees

There are 80 students at Mississippi Institute in total, 80 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 57% of students at Mississippi Institute take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,515 a year. Mississippi Institute has a 8.8% 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 $22,541 during the early-career years.

#23

Magnolia College of Cosmetology

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

Roughly 92% of students at Magnolia College of Cosmetology take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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.

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 average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,441 during the early-career years.

#25

Chris Beauty College

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

There are 115 students at Chris Beauty College in total, 115 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Chris Beauty College. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

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 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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