The Best Mississippi Colleges

The Best Colleges in Mississippi for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Mississippi as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 as the best overall college in Mississippi is University of Mississippi. The top rated public state college is also University of Mississippi. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


11 results

University of Mississippi
M
University, MS

University of Mississippi

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Value in Mississippi

  • 21,203enrollment
  • $13,540net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1025-1225SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

William Carey University
W
Hattiesburg, MS

William Carey University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Mississippi

  • 5,738enrollment
  • $14,834net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 980-1320SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.46Estimated Avg GPA

Mississippi State University
M
Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Mississippi

  • 23,086enrollment
  • $16,402net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1280SAT range
  • 21-30ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Mississippi College
M
Clinton, MS

Mississippi College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Mississippi

  • 4,250enrollment
  • $18,800net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1260SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.56Estimated Avg GPA

Belhaven University
B
Jackson, MS
 

Belhaven University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Mississippi

  • 4,278enrollment
  • $18,324net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 980-1260SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Mississippi University for Women
M
Columbus, MS
 

Mississippi University for Women

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

  • 2,477enrollment
  • $13,023net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 850-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

University of Southern Mississippi
S
Hattiesburg, MS

University of Southern Mississippi

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

  • 14,146enrollment
  • $14,794net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Alcorn State University
A
HBCU
Alcorn State, MS

Alcorn State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

  • 3,074enrollment
  • $17,938net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 853-1073SAT range
  • 17-26ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Jackson State University
J
HBCU
Jackson, MS

Jackson State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

  • 7,080enrollment
  • $14,915net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 940-980SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Mississippi Valley State University
M
HBCU
Itta Bena, MS

Mississippi Valley State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

  • 2,064enrollment
  • $11,064net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 13-22ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA

Delta State University
D
Cleveland, MS
 

Delta State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

  • 2,727enrollment
  • $14,299net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 950-1190SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA