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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Mississippi

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

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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.

For this year's Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Mississippi ranking, we looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality education programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the education program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Mississippi

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Southern Mississippi has taken the #1 spot in this year's education ranking for non-traditional students. Southern Miss is a fairly large public school located in the city of Hattiesburg. Southern Miss also made our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi list, coming in at #3.

The student loan default rate at Southern Miss is lower than is typical, just 8.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 7,417 students take at least one class online at Southern Miss. 3,353 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Mississippi State is a very large public school located in the town of Mississippi State. Mississippi State also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.6%. Approximately 1,874 students take at least one class online at Mississippi State. There are roughly 3,265 part time students in attendance at Mississippi State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

William Carey University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Hattiesburg, William Carey University is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, William Carey University has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.1%. 1,070 of William Carey University students are exclusively distance learners. 1,939 of William Carey University students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Jackson State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Jackson State is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Jackson. Jackson State also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi rankings.

Approximately 3,090 students take at least one class online at Jackson State. There are roughly 1,672 part time students in attendance at Jackson State. Jackson State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Mississippi College comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Clinton, MC is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. MC also made our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.3%. Approximately 1,212 students take at least one class online at MC. 1,239 students are part time.

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University of Mississippi

University, MS

Our rankings recognize University of Mississippi as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Ole Miss is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of University. Ole Miss did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi list.

The student loan default rate at Ole Miss is lower than is typical, just 7.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 6,473 students at Ole Miss that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,592 part time students in attendance at Ole Miss. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Mississippi University for Women as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Columbus, MUW is a public college with a small student population. MUW did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Education in Mississippi list.

About 8.4% of MUW students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,059 students at MUW that take at least one class online. 602 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 1,309
Educational Administration 703
Teacher Education Subject Specific 640
Special Education 301
General Education 177

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 1,145
Communication & Journalism 870
Social Sciences 603
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 483
History 255

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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