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2022 Best Education Master's Degree Schools in Mississippi

11 Colleges in Mississippi
1,669 Master's Degrees
Ranked #2 in popularity, education is one of the most sought-after master's degree programs in the nation. So, there are lots of possibilities to explore when you're trying to determine where you want to get your degree.

College Factual looked at 11 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Education Master's Degree Schools in Mississippi ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,669 master's degrees in education to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Education School for Your Master's Degree

Best Education Master's Degree Schools in Mississippi Your choice of education for getting your master's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality education program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a school's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 89% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 1261 to 786 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their master's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. After all, your master's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on education students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of education students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for education to pay back their student loans after receiving their master's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized education related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for education students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Education Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Education Master's Degree Schools in Mississippi list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Education in Mississippi

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in education.

10 Top Mississippi Schools for a Master's in Education

#1

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MS
252 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Mississippi College if you want to pursue a master's degree in education. Located in the large suburb of Clinton, MC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #625 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means MC is a great college overall.

There were about 252 education individuals who graduated with this degree at MC in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MS
412 Annual Graduates

William Carey University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in education. William Carey University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Hattiesburg. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #718 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means William Carey University is a great university overall.

There were roughly 412 education students who graduated with this degree at William Carey University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

University of Mississippi

University, MS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MS
214 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in education has to take a look at University of Mississippi. Located in the remote town of University, Ole Miss is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #612 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Ole Miss is a great university overall.

There were roughly 214 education individuals who graduated with this degree at Ole Miss in the most recent data year.

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#4

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In MS
172 Annual Graduates

Mississippi State University is a wonderful choice for individuals pursuing a master's degree in education. Mississippi State is a very large public university located in the town of Mississippi State. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #637 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Mississippi State is a great university overall.

Mississippi State University is a fairly popular university to study education in Mississippi with roughly 172 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In MS
8 Annual Graduates

Blue Mountain College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the rural area of Blue Mountain. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #901 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Blue Mountain College is a great college overall.

Blue Mountain College is one of the most popular colleges to study education in Mississippi with approximately 8 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#6

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MS
167 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Cleveland, Delta State University is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 8th out of 13 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

There were about 167 education students who graduated with this degree at Delta State University in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In MS
133 Annual Graduates

Southern Miss is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Hattiesburg. This university ranks 7th out of 13 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

A popular major for education students, there were roughly 133 learners who completed this degree at Southern Miss in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in education from University of Southern Mississippi

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In MS
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the remote town of Columbus, MUW is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 6th out of 13 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

Mississippi University for Women is a fairly popular university to study education in Mississippi with roughly 7 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#9

Belhaven University

Jackson, MS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MS
118 Annual Graduates

Belhaven is a small private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Jackson. This university ranks 9th out of 13 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

There were about 118 education students who graduated with this degree at Belhaven in the most recent data year.

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#10

Jackson State University

Jackson, MS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In MS
131 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Jackson, Jackson State is a public university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 11th out of 13 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

There were approximately 131 education students who graduated with this degree at Jackson State in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in education from Jackson State University

Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Education Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Florida 34 3,285
Georgia 32 3,345
Tennessee 32 2,444
Kentucky 31 3,176
Virginia 31 5,064
North Carolina 30 2,607
South Carolina 30 1,513
Louisiana 30 1,285
Alabama 30 2,282
Arkansas 30 2,441
West Virginia 27 900

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Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Educational Administration 528
Teacher Education Grade Specific 342
Special Education 202
Curriculum & Instruction 179
Teacher Education Subject Specific 162
Student Counseling 143
General Education 84
Other Education 19
Instructional Media Design 10

Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 63
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 53
Communication & Journalism 50
Library Science 49
Social Sciences 40
History 27
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 11

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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