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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2018

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 our 2018 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 271 516 392
2 Mississippi College 272 289 823
3 University of Mississippi 307 1,088 549
4 William Carey University 873 320 824
5 University of Southern Mississippi 435 542 977
6 Tougaloo College 460 341 946
7 Mississippi State University 1,459 432 550
8 Blue Mountain College 394 1,455 867
9 Jackson State University 929 624 1,206
10 Belhaven University 1,457 196 945
11 Mississippi University for Women 567 1,477 1,233
12 Delta State University 836 1,338 1,404
13 Rust College 1,460 254 1,475
14 Alcorn State University 1,039 1,087 1,377
15 Mississippi Valley State University 1,458 1,242 1,536

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.