State institution: These 4-year Mississippi schools attract the most in-state students


Southeastern Baptist College, Strayer University-Mississippi and William Carey University enrolled the most in-state students of all four-year Mississippi schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Mississippi 4-year schools attracting the most in-state students

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
In-state students (%)
Out-of-state students (%)
Foreign countries (%)
Unknown (%)
1
Southeastern Baptist College
Laurel
38
100%
0%
0%
0%
2
Strayer University-Mississippi
Jackson
283
100%
0%
0%
0%
3
William Carey University
Hattiesburg
3,097
77%
23%
0%
0%
4
Blue Mountain College
Mountain
588
73%
25%
2%
0%
5
Delta State University
Cleveland
3,037
72%
24%
4%
0%
6
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo
793
70%
29%
1%
0%
7
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg
11,815
65%
27%
8%
0%
8
Alcorn State University
State
3,172
59%
38%
2%
1%
9
Mississippi College
Clinton
3,242
59%
41%
0%
0%
10
Mississippi State University
State
18,312
59%
40%
1%
0%
11
Mississippi Valley State University
Bena
1,977
53%
45%
2%
0%
12
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus
2,577
50%
17%
34%
0%
13
Jackson State University
Jackson
6,500
47%
51%
1%
0%
14
University of Mississippi
University
18,737
43%
56%
1%
0%
15
Belhaven University
Jackson
2,482
38%
60%
0%
2%
16
Millsaps College
Jackson
807
38%
60%
3%
0%
17
Rust College
Springs
860
29%
58%
0%
13%


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Alcorn State University Belhaven University Blue Mountain College Delta State University Jackson State University Millsaps College Mississippi College Mississippi State University Mississippi University for Women Mississippi Valley State University Rust College Southeastern Baptist College Strayer University-Mississippi Tougaloo College University of Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi William Carey University

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