College Facts

  • Enrollment at Mississippi public universities has increased every year since 1994.
  • It costs $1,381 less to attend a public four-year university in Mississippi than the national average.
  • About half of all public university students in Mississippi, graduate within six years of enrolling.
  • Mississippi’s public universities awarded nearly 14,000 degrees last year.
  • 80% of Mississippi students receive some form of financial aid.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching is the most popular program at Mississippi public universities.
  • The highest-paying jobs in America require at least four years of college.
  • The fastest-growing jobs in America require at least two years of college.
  • 90% of Mississippi’s college students have chosen to enroll at a public university.
  • More than 60% of Mississippi high school graduates go on to college.
  • Currently, one out of every four Americans has a bachelor’s degree.
  • Nearly 70,000 students are enrolled at Mississippi public universities.
  • Women outnumber men by 40% in undergraduate programs at Mississippi public universities.
Information provided by Jim Hood, Director of Strategic Data Management in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs