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47 Colleges
10,031 Yearly Graduations
$24,553 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,582 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 $6,138 per year to get their degree at a college in Mississippi, while out of state students will pay an average of $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

The total student population at Hinds Community College is 12,521, which includes 6,925 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at Hinds Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

The total student population at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 8,950, which includes 5,756 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

32% of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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 688, which includes 663 full-time undergraduates. Delta Technical College has a freshman retention rate of 95%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 97% of students at Delta Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$3,190 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,652 full-time undergraduates at NWCC, and 7,618 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$3,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,278 full-time undergraduates at Jones County Junior College, and 4,496 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 4,836 students at Pearl River Community College in total, 3,640 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Pearl River Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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

The total student population at Holmes Community College is 5,678, which includes 3,527 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%.

Students who graduate from Holmes Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Meridian Community College

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

There are 3,494 students at MCC in total, 2,374 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

#9

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba, Mississippi
Public Public vs. Private
385 Yearly Degrees
$3,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,000 students at EMCC in total, 2,360 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 542 full-time undergraduates at Delta Tech - Ridgeland, and 582 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 96% of students at Delta Tech - Ridgeland take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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 4,930, which includes 3,270 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

18% of ICC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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 345, which includes 345 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 32 to 1.

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

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 2,679 full-time undergraduates at Northeast Mississippi Community College, and 3,512 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

23% of Northeast Mississippi Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 1,361 full-time undergraduates at Coahoma Community College, and 1,895 students altogether. 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 3,094, which includes 2,087 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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
$3,085 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,373 students at Mississippi Delta Community College in total, 1,731 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 $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 324 students at Blue Cliff College - Gulfport in total, 324 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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 2,025 students at SMCC in total, 1,602 are full-time undergraduates. 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

The total student population at University of Southern Mississippi is 14,509, of which 11,920 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,846 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.

68% of Southern Miss students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,738 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 2,603, which includes 1,785 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at East Central Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

The total student population at Mississippi State University is 21,974, of which 18,490 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,839 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mississippi State is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 52% of students at Mississippi State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,297 a year. Mississippi State has a 7.6% 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 Mississippi State is $33,400.

#22

Magnolia College of Cosmetology

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

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

Roughly 82% of students at Magnolia College of Cosmetology take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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 7,250 students at Jackson State in total, 5,331 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,840 are full-time. For undergraduates at Jackson State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

57% of Jackson State students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jackson State is $25,100.

#24

University of Mississippi

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

There are 22,456 students at Ole Miss in total, 18,007 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,636 are full-time. For undergraduates at Ole Miss, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,672 a year. Ole Miss has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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 139 full-time undergraduates at Institute of Health & Technology, and 139 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 61% of students at Institute of Health & Technology take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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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