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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Mississippi

7 Colleges
1,213 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,301 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in MississippiOut of the majors we analyze each year, education was ranked 3rd in Mississippi. In fact, 1,213 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.4% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Mississippi ranking looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those education schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Education Schools list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Education Schools in Mississippi

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Education Schools in Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Southern Miss is a large public school located in the city of Hattiesburg. Southern Miss did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi list.

It takes the average student at Southern Miss about 4.5 years to graduate, and it costs about $18,769 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Southern Miss is $85,024. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to William Carey University. Located in the city of Hattiesburg, William Carey University is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at William Carey University, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi ranking.

It takes about 4.9 years for the average student at William Carey University to complete their degree, and it costs about $17,759 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from William Carey University is $86,131. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#3

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Mississippi College comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Clinton, MC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. MC did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi list.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at MC to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,912. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from MC is $97,605. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Our rankings recognize Mississippi State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Mississippi State is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Mississippi State. In addition to being on our best value list, Mississippi State has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi ranking.

At Mississippi State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,760. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State is $130,570. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Jackson State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Jackson State is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Jackson. Jackson State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi list.

At Jackson State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $17,869. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State is about $82,019. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Mississippi University for Women earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Columbus, MUW is a public school with a small student population. MUW also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at MUW is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $13,604. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from MUW is $61,898. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Mississippi

University, MS

Our rankings recognize University of Mississippi as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Ole Miss is a fairly large public school located in the town of University. Ole Miss also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi rankings.

It takes the average student at Ole Miss about 4.4 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,436. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Ole Miss is about $128,635. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Florida 4,383
Virginia 1,712
Georgia 2,694
North Carolina 2,584
West Virginia 586
Tennessee 1,699
South Carolina 1,665
Alabama 2,026
Louisiana 1,415
Kentucky 1,884
Arkansas 1,199

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 730
Teacher Education Subject Specific 317
Other Education 92
Special Education 47
Instructional Media Design 23

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 872
Communication & Journalism 778
Social Sciences 516
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 196
History 189

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 schools only.

  • 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.

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