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The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees makes executive decisions about the operations at public colleges and universities in Mississippi. The board works with the Commissioner of Higher Education to fund strategic growth plans at Mississippi colleges and universities in addition to overseeing financial aid initiatives and degree programs. Information about financial aid, admissions, university research, and all things higher education in Mississippi is provided to the public by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning office. Prospective and current students with inquiries pertaining to higher education, including online schools in Mississippi, should direct their questions to:

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211-6453
601-432-6198

The Growth of Online Education in Mississippi

Over the past decade, the number of online education initiatives in Mississippi has steadily increased. Quite a few Mississippi online colleges and even an online public high school in Mississippi have sprouted up, and the state has initiated programs to boost familiarity and comfort with the online learning platform.

Online Degree Programs at Mississippi Public Universities

The public universities in Mississippi have teamed up to create an online education search engine for interested students. This website offers a way to sort through a variety of online bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degree programs that students can complete online. The online courses offered by the public universities in Mississippi are all taught by seasoned professors who are dedicated to giving online students the same caliber of education that offline students receive. Mississippi public universities award hundreds of degrees and certificates, many of which are now offered fully or partially online.

Mississippi Virtual Public School

The Mississippi Department of Education works with Connections Education to provide high school students the opportunity to take courses online from the Mississippi Virtual Public School. The Mississippi Virtual Public School serves as a supplemental online education program that allows students to complete a portion of their course work online, giving them more flexibility as they reach their academic goals. This groundbreaking online high school offers AP classes, electives, and core classes students can take to stay on track or get ahead academically. All of the classes offered by the Mississippi Virtual Public School are free and taught by certified teachers.

Mississippi e-Learning for Educators

Mississippi e-Learning for Educators is an online professional development project for teachers funded by the U.S. Department of Education Ready to Teach Grant. Members of the Mississippi Department of Education work with public broadcasters in Mississippi to create online professional development courses for state teachers. Many of the professional development courses offered by the project focus on helping teachers learn how to bring technology into the classroom using valuable tools like mobile devices and the Internet. Teachers who participate in e-Learning for Educators watch video lectures, participate in online discussions, and complete online activities.

The Career Outlook for Mississippi Graduates

Statewide, Mississippi expects employment growth of 12.8% by 2018, leading to a total workforce of more than 1.5 million across all industries, and nearly 50,000 openings each year since 2008. Many industries and jobs will fare better than average, particularly those requiring college degrees. As in most states, the health care industry in Mississippi will see the most growth: 23.8% for health care practitioners and technicians, and 23.1% for health care support occupations. Education, training, and library professions are also thriving in Mississippi, at 22.8%, followed by community and social service occupations, at 19.7% growth; computer and mathematics occupations, at 19.6% growth; and business and financial operations occupations, at 17.8% growth. Students attending online schools in Mississippi may want to pursue degrees in nursing, education, social work, computer science, or business to succeed in the state’s future economy and quickly-growing jobs.

Environmental Engineering Technician

Projected Increase:
43%
Employment in 2008:
140
Employment by 2020:
210

Athletic Trainers

Projected Increase:
37%
Employment in 2008:
140
Employment by 2018:
190

Physician Assistant

Projected Increase:
35%
Employment in 2008:
240
Employment by 2018:
330

Industrial Engineer

Projected Increase:
35%
Employment in 2008:
2,360
Employment by 2018:
3,170

Financial Examiners

Projected Increase:
34%
Employment in 2008:
150
Employment by 2018:
200

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Colleges & Universities in Mississippi

Accrediting Agency: Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Address: 4229 Hwy 15 N
Laurel, Mississippi 39440-9989
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 65
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096-7500
Contact: (601) 877-6100
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 4018
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Address: 1500 N 31st Ave
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 365
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Address: 2323 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39232
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 365
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 1500 Peachtree St
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Contact: (601) 968-5940
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3111
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 201 W Main St
Blue Mountain, Mississippi 38610-9509
Contact: (662) 685-4771
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 555
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 3240 Friars Point Rd
Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
Contact: (662) 627-2571
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3006
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 1001 Co-Lin Lane
Wesson, Mississippi 39191
Contact: (601) 643-8306
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3573
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: Hwy 8 West
Cleveland, Mississippi 38733
Contact: (662) 846-3000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 4624
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 275 West Broad Street
Decatur, Mississippi 39327-0129
Contact: (601) 635-2111
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 2769
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 1512 Kemper Street
Scooba, Mississippi 39358-0158
Contact: (662) 476-5000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 4968
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 501 East Main Street
Raymond, Mississippi 39154
Contact: (601) 857-5261
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 12949
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: #1 Hill St
Goodman, Mississippi 39079
Contact: (662) 472-2312
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 6569
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 602 W Hill St
Fulton, Mississippi 38843-1099
Contact: (601) 862-8000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 6865
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 382 Galleria Pkwy Ste 100
Madison, Mississippi 39110
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 512
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 1440 J R Lynch St
Jackson, Mississippi 39217
Contact: (601) 979-2121
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 8051
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 900 S Court St
Ellisville, Mississippi 39437
Contact: (601) 477-4000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 4773
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 910 Hwy 19 N
Meridian, Mississippi 39307-5801
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 4134
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 200 South Capitol Street
Clinton, Mississippi 39058
Contact: (601) 925-3000
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 5270
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: Hwy 3 and Cherry St
Moorhead, Mississippi 38761
Contact: (662) 246-6322
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3310
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 51 Main Street
Perkinston, Mississippi 39573
Contact: (601) 928-5211
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 9957
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 103 Robert Louis Jones Circle
Starkville, MS 39759
Contact: (662) 325-6466
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree; First-professional degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 20424
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 1100 College Street
Columbus, Mississippi 39701
Contact: (662) 329-4750
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 2661
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, Mississippi 38941-1400
Contact: (662) 254-9041
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 2452
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: Cunningham Blvd
Booneville, Mississippi 38829
Contact: (662) 728-7751
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3733
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 4975 Hwy 51 N
Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714
Contact: (662) 562-3200
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 8364
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 101 Hwy 11 N
Poplarville, Mississippi 39470
Contact: (601) 403-1000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 5679
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: College Dr
Summit, Mississippi 39666-0000
Contact: (601) 276-2000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 2127
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: Oxford
Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848
Contact: (662) 915-7211
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 18224
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 2500 N State St
Jackson, Mississippi 39216-4505
Contact: (601) 984-1000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Two but less than 4 years certificate; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 2036
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001
Contact: (601) 266-1000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 16604
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 920 Cedar Lake Rd-Ste C
Biloxi, Mississippi 39532
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 472
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 920 Cedar Lake Rd-Ste C
Biloxi, Mississippi 39532
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 472
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 4795 Interstate 55 N
Jackson, Mississippi 39206-4026
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 557
Accrediting Agency: Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Address: 787 E. Northside Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39286
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Master’s degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 113
Accrediting Agency: Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Address: 111 Wesley Cir
Florence, Mississippi 39073-1070
Contact: (601) 845-2265
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Two but less than 4 years certificate; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1890
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Address: 498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-5499
Contact: (601) 318-5051
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3705