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2022 Best Registered Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools in Mississippi

7 Colleges in Mississippi
1,150 Bachelor's Degrees
Registered Nursing is of the hottest bachelor's degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #1 most popular major in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual reviewed 7 schools in Mississippi to determine which ones were the best for bachelor's degree seekers in the field of registered nursing. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,150 bachelor's degrees in registered nursing during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Registered Nursing School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Registered Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools in Mississippi Your choice of registered nursing for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

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

The vast majority of the colleges on this list are in at least the top 84% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 1475 to 838 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Other Factors We Consider

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

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to registered nursing students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of registered nursing students who choose to seek a bachelor'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.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized registered nursing related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for registered nursing students working on their bachelor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Registered Nursing in Mississippi

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in registered nursing.

Top Mississippi Schools for a Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

#1

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS
4th Most Popular In MS
137 Annual Graduates

Mississippi College is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in registered nursing. Located in the suburb of Clinton, MC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #860 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means MC is a great college overall.

There were about 137 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at MC in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in registered nursing from Mississippi College

#2

University of Mississippi

University, MS
2nd Most Popular In MS
264 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a bachelor's degree in registered nursing needs to take a look at University of Mississippi. Located in the town of University, Ole Miss is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #548 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Ole Miss is a great university overall.

There were approximately 264 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Ole Miss in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MS
371 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Mississippi University for Women if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in registered nursing. Located in the remote town of Columbus, MUW is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 6th out of 15 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

There were approximately 371 registered nursing individuals who graduated with this degree at MUW in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in registered nursing from Mississippi University for Women

#4

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MS
94 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat William Carey University if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in registered nursing. William Carey University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Hattiesburg. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #1087 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means William Carey University is a great university overall.

William Carey University is one of the most popular universities to study registered nursing in Mississippi with roughly 94 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in registered nursing from William Carey University

3rd Most Popular In MS
163 Annual Graduates

Southern Miss is a large public university located in the small city of Hattiesburg. This university ranks 7th out of 15 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

There were approximately 163 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Southern Miss in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Belhaven University

Jackson, MS
8th Most Popular In MS
28 Annual Graduates

Belhaven is a small private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Jackson. This university ranks 10th out of 15 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

Belhaven University is one of the most popular universities to study registered nursing in Mississippi with roughly 28 graduations in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in registered nursing from Belhaven University

#7

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In MS
23 Annual Graduates

Located in the rural area of Alcorn State, Alcorn State is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 12th out of 15 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

With 23 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, Alcorn State University is one of the most popular universities to study registered nursing in Mississippi.

More information about a bachelor’s in registered nursing from Alcorn State University

Best Registered Nursing Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Florida 473 7,822
Georgia 447 3,549
Tennessee 445 2,787
North Carolina 434 3,498
Virginia 417 2,892
South Carolina 353 1,510
Alabama 318 2,314
Kentucky 318 2,044
Louisiana 295 1,812
Arkansas 287 1,280
West Virginia 235 726

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Registered Nursing is one of 22 different types of Nursing programs to choose from.

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 Aleksahgabrielle. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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