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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in Mississippi for Students from India

8 Colleges
$16,804 Avg Tuition & Fees*
31% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

International students have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual has developed its Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Mississippi ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 8 schools in Mississippi to determine which ones were the best for Indian students in Mississippi. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall value as determined by our Best Colleges for the Money ranking and the percentage of international students on campus.

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Top Value Colleges in Mississippi for Students from India

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Our analysis found University of Southern Mississippi to be the best affordable school for Indian students in Mississippi in this year’s ranking. Southern Miss is a public institution located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,470 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 2.7% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, Nepal, and China come to Southern Miss to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Southern Miss is about $10,896 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $10,896 a year in average tuition and fees.

Southern Miss also made our overall value list, coming in at #4.

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#2

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi

Out of the 8 schools in Mississippi that were part of this year’s ranking, Mississippi College landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Clinton, Mississippi, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 750 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 3.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, China, and India come to MC to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at MC runs, on average, about $18,800. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $12,130 per year.

MC not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall value list.

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#3

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend University of Mississippi. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Located in University, Mississippi, the large public school handed out 4,610 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.7% are international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Nepal come to Ole Miss to study. International students at Ole Miss can expect to pay, on average, about $25,100 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $25,099 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#4

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Alcorn State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Indian students in Mississippi list. Alcorn State is a public institution located in Alcorn State, Mississippi. The school has a small population, and it awarded 503 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.5% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Alcorn State are India, Nigeria, and Jamaica. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Alcorn State is about $7,290 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $7,290 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#5

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi

Out of the 8 schools in Mississippi that were part of this year’s ranking, Mississippi State University landed the #5 spot on the list. Mississippi State, Mississippi is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,923 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.6% are international. Students studying at Mississippi State come from such countries as India, China, and Nepal. International students at Mississippi State can expect to pay, on average, about $23,950 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $23,950 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#6

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

William Carey University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Mississippi. William Carey University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It awarded 555 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 2.3% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at William Carey University come from such countries as United Kingdom, Spain, and France. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at William Carey University is about $12,750 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $9,900 a year in average tuition and fees.

William Carey University did well in our overall value rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall best for the money list.

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#7

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Mississippi ranking, coming in at #7. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,155 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 3.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Ethiopia come to Jackson State to study. International students at Jackson State can expect to pay, on average, about $9,445 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $9,445 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#8

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi

Belhaven University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Mississippi ranking, coming in at #8. Belhaven University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Jackson, Mississippi that handed out 523 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 1.5% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Belhaven are China, United Kingdom, and South Korea. International students at Belhaven can expect to pay, on average, about $26,201 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $10,620 per year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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