Mississippi Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Mississippi?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Mississippi was $7,141 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $685 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,456 and represents a 10.61% annual increase. The list of Mississippi public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Mississippi and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 23 public colleges and universities in Mississippi, the most popular being University of Mississippi with 21,159 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,190. Mississippi State University is the most expensive public school in Mississippi with an in-state tuition of $8,208.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Mississippi colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Mississippi or cheap Mississippi colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Mississippi Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Southwest Mississippi Community College
Summit, 1,568 Students
$2,800 - -
University of Mississippi
University, 21,159 Students
$8,190 61 75
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, 11,747 Students
$8,108 59 79