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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in is Millsaps College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Millsaps College 234 276 391
2 Mississippi College 304 142 820
3 William Carey University 773 277 821
4 University of Mississippi 303 1,210 546
5 Mississippi State University 1,455 554 547
6 Tougaloo College 688 954 943
7 Blue Mountain College 808 1,497 864
8 Jackson State University 1,032 849 1,202
9 Delta State University 597 1,276 1,398
10 Mississippi University for Women 598 1,462 1,229
11 Belhaven University 1,453 474 942
12 Alcorn State University 847 1,061 1,372
13 University of Southern Mississippi 1,458 1,463 974
14 Rust College 1,456 192 1,469
15 Mississippi Valley State University 1,454 1,262 1,530

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.