Top Universities in Mississippi

According to the US News & World Report National Universities Rankings, two institutions from the state are placed at Tier 1 among the best national universities for 2011: University of Mississippi (143rd) and Mississippi State University (151st).

Mississippi State University is placed among the nation's 100 "Baccalaureate Bargains" for 2002, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine (2003). It is one of the top 100 colleges and universities in the nation in awarding bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees to African Americans. MSU ranked 58th in awarding doctoral degrees, 61st in awarding bachelor's degrees, and 90th in awarding master's degrees to African-Americans, according to Black Issues in Higher Education magazine (2003). It is ranked 86th in the US for its graduate engineering programs by US News 2010.

The University of Mississippi is one of the top 30 public institutions with the largest endowments per student. According to the 27th Annual Professor’s Survey conducted by Public Accounting Report, the university is ranked 15th for its Accounting PhD program. It is placed 24th among the US Best Graduate Pharmacy Programs in the US in 2008, and in 99th position among Best Undergraduate Business Schools in 2008.

List of colleges and universities in Mississippi:
  • Alcorn State University
  • Belhaven College
  • Blue Mountain College
  • Delta State University
  • Jackson State University
  • Magnolia Bible College
  • Millsaps College
  • Mississippi College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mississippi University for Women
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • Rust College
  • Southeastern Baptist College
  • Tougaloo College
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Wesley College
  • William Carey College