Named after the Mississippi river, Mississippi is a state in the southern part of the United States. It shares borders with Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the state had a total population of 2,991,207 (2013 estimates).
The state retains a small town and country feel, overall. Only the capital, Jackson has a population exceeding 100,000. Other cities include Gulfport, Southaven, Hattiesburg, Biloxi and Vicksburg. Agriculture and manufacturing are the state’s main sectors. Mississippi remains a leading cotton producer, ranking third nationwide. It is also the nation’s largest producer of upholstered furniture.
The Mississippi Board of Trustees oversees the state’s eight public universities. These include the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Mississippi, contact the Mississippi Board of Education.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|Drury University||Business Administration,Engineering,Health||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Jackson State University||Business,Education,Interdisciplinary Studies||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Mississippi||Biological/Life Sciences,Journalism,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|