Mississippi offers students several different Christian colleges and universities throughout the state. These schools differ in their degree programs, size, denomination and other characteristics. Find out more about some of these institutions to find the right fit for you.
Several different cities in Mississippi are home to Christian schools, many of which have tuition rates less than $25,000. Learn more about a handful of these schools, their denomination and tuition rates in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Wesley Biblical Seminary||4-year, private not-for-profit||Interdenominational||Jackson, MS||$12,150|
|Rust College||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Methodist||Holly Springs, MS||$9,700|
|Tougaloo College||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Church of Christ||Tougaloo, MS||$10,600|
|Blue Mountain College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Southern Baptist||Blue Mountain, MS||$11,760|
|Belhaven University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Presbyterian Church (USA)||Jackson, MS||$24,250|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of the Christian Colleges in Mississippi
Students in Mississippi can pursue undergraduate or graduate degree programs in a variety of areas from Christian colleges and universities in the state. Here we discuss a few of these schools more in depth, including their size and spiritual growth opportunities.
Wesley Biblical Seminary
Wesley Biblical Seminary is a small, graduate school with about 80 students in 2016, per the NCES. The student body is both racially diverse and multi-denominational. Students can pursue a Master of Arts, Master of Divinity or Doctor of Ministry, as well as graduate certificates. Many of the school's degree programs are available completely online and offer forum-based and real-time courses. The school offers a unique Shepherd Project International Scholarship for international students pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Studies who plan to do ministry in their own countries.
Rust College is an undergraduate institution that is also a Historically Black College. The school offers several religious organizations, such as Student Ministry Fellowship and Interfaith Student Initiative, and religious activities, including Wednesday Night Live and Religious Emphasis Week, to help students grow in their spiritual lives. Students can also participate in a variety of recreational activities on campus, like swimming, flag football, aerobics and basketball. Students can pursue associate's or bachelor's degree programs in areas like education, business, English, mass communications, social work and science. In 2016, the school had a little over 1,000 students, according to the NCES.
Tougaloo College is another Historically Black College that had close to 850 undergraduates in 2016, per the NCES. It is an undergraduate institution that offers associate's and bachelor's degree programs. Students at the school can choose from a variety of study areas, including art education, child development, math, physics, special education, health and recreation, English and computer science. To further develop their spiritual lives, students can attend weekly worship services and religious-based forums, participate in outreach programs and/or utilize spiritual counseling services.
Blue Mountain College
Blue Mountain College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1 and had close to 575 students in 2016, according to the school's website. The Baptist Student Union on campus offers missions trips to help students grow spiritually, as well as a few ministry teams, including the Ministry Council, Disciple's Cross (praise and worship band) and King's Troupe (drama ministry). Other activities on campus include intramural sports, fine arts performances/events and sporting events. The school offers a couple of master's degree programs in education, but offers several different bachelor's degree programs in areas like Christian ministry, exercise science, music, Spanish, criminal justice, math and psychology.
Belhaven University offers a wide range of certificate, associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, and some are available completely online. Students can pursue study in dance, nursing, graphic design, biblical studies, creative writing, business administration, public administration, education and more. The school had over 2,700 undergraduates in 2016, according to the NCES, and offers several different campus ministries, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Reformed University Fellowship and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Students may also choose to participate in student organizations like Asian Students Association, Math Club, Urban Dance Club, Belhaven Activities Team (BAT) and Chess Club.