MISSISSIPPI IS FOR THINKERS
Types of Colleges
There are three main types of colleges:
Public Universities - Mississippi has eight (8) public universities. All offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in a variety of subjects. Mississippi universities come in all sizes - the largest schools have roughly 11,000 undergrads enrolled and the smallest have closer to 1,500.
Community Colleges - Sometimes called junior or technical colleges, community colleges are schools that offer students two-year associate degrees, certificates, or workforce training. Programs are geared toward either providing specific job training or preparing students to transfer to a 4-year institution. There are 15 community colleges in Mississippi, and many have multiple campuses.
Private Colleges - As the name implies, private colleges are privately funded (not state-funded) schools. In Mississippi, there are 11 private schools and all have a religious affiliation, but typically you don't have to belong to a particular denomination to be admitted. All offer bachelor's degrees and some offer graduate degrees. Private colleges tend to have fewer students than universities, however this is not always the case.
Accelerated Degree Programs
Explore Your College Options in Mississippi
Academic Common Market:
See a list of programs available to Mississippi residents through the ACM: SREB
For information on admission to any of the programs, contact the out-of-state college or university offering the field of study directly.
Once you've been accepted into an ACM college and program, contact the Mississippi Academic Common Market Coordinator Pearl Pennington at 601.432.6482 to request an application packet, or download one here.