Login
 

Jackson, Mississippi (MS) Colleges and Universities

There are eight colleges and universities within the Jackson, MS, area. Without looking at for-profit schools, we'll run through key attributes of these institutions to help you narrow down your search.

View popular schools

Feel out your options near Jackson by looking into the student populations, town proximity, graduation rates, and net prices of the schools in the area. The statistics you'll encounter have been reported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Jackson, Mississippi

Most of the schools near Jackson are located within the city limits, at various distances from downtown. These schools are a mix of public and private institutions, with one community college option located further away from the city. The closest schools to downtown are:

  • Jackson State University (0.5 miles from downtown)
  • Belhaven University (1.1 miles from downtown)
  • Millsaps College (2.4 miles from downtown)
  • Tougaloo College (7 miles from downtown)
  • Mississippi College (8.6 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools near Jackson, Mississippi

The most populated school near Jackson is also the only community college option on the list, Hinds Community College. This school has 11,935 students enrolled and is also the only college near Jackson located in a rural setting. The next largest colleges close by are:

  • Jackson State University (9,802 students)
  • Mississippi College (5,036 students)
  • Belhaven University (4,450 students)
  • Tougaloo College (872 students)
  • Millsaps College (809 students)

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

Net price is calculated by subtracting the typical amount of financial aid provided from the costs of attendance. As there is only one community college in the Jackson area, most net prices of the schools nearby are above $10,000. This section contains numbers applying exclusively to undergraduate students enrolled on a full-time basis and are based on the 2014-2015 school year. The lowest net costs around belong to:

  • Hinds Community College ($4,502)
  • Tougaloo College ($12,674)
  • Jackson State University ($12,755)
  • Belhaven University ($15,527)
  • Mississippi College ($16,017)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates provided in this section apply to students enrolled full-time at an undergraduate level only and are based on the 2015 school year. They're calculated by taking 150% of the typical time necessary to finish a program. Millsaps College has the highest graduation rate near Jackson at 66%. This is a 4-year private institution offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The next highest rates include:

  • Mississippi College (54%)
  • Belhaven University (47%)
  • Tougaloo College (42%)
  • Jackson State University (40%)
  • Hinds Community College (18%)

Students looking around Jackson will find limited though diverse options at their disposal, with private and public options as well as a community college not too far.

Next: View Schools

What is your highest level of education?

Some College
Complete your degree or find the graduate program that's right for you.
High School Diploma
Explore schools that offer bachelor and associate degrees.
Still in High School
Earn your diploma of GED. Plan your undergraduate education.

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

    • MSN to DNP
    • MSN to DNP in Nurse Practitioner
    • MSN to DNP in Executive Nurse Leader
    • RN to MSN
    • RN to MSN Bridge
    • MSN in Nursing Leadership
    • RN to MSN in Nursing Leadership
    • RN to MSN Bridge in Nursing Leadership
    • MSN in Nurse Educator
    • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Arts in Arts Administration
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration - Marketing
    • Master of Education in Special Education Intervention
    • Master of Business Administration - Strategic Leadership
    • Master of Social Work

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Science in Accounting
    • Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
    • Master of Business Administration - Finance
    • Master of Business Administration - Marketing
    • Certificate: Post Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Master of Health Administration in Health Systems Management
    • Master of Science in Health Informatics
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Science in Finance
    • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
    • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • MBA Finance Concentration
    • MBA General Management Concentration
    • MBA Health Care Management Concentration
    • MBA Human Resources Management Concentration
    • MBA Leadership and Organizational Health Concentration
    • MBA Marketing and Advertising Concentration
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
    • RN-BSN Degree

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Ph.D. in Literacy
    • Ph.D. in Literacy: Educational Leadership
    • Ph.D. in Literacy: Special Education
    • Ph.D. in Literacy: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    • Ph.D in Literacy: Literacy
    • Master of Business Administration in Interdisciplinary Business
    • Master of Business Administration in Taxation
    • Master of Science in Accounting
    • Master of Science in Taxation
    • Master of Science in Library and Information Science
    • Master of Science in Library and Information Science: Academic Librarianship

    What is your highest level of education?

    • MBA in Accounting
    • MBA in Healthcare Management
    • MBA in Human Resources
    • MBA in International Business
    • MBA in Operations Management
    • Master of Accountancy
    • Executive Certificate in Health Administration
    • Health Informatics Certificate
    • Enterprise Resource Planning Certificate
    • Supply Chain Management Certificate

    What is your highest level of education?

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?