Public Colleges in Mississippi

The 2023 Directory of Mississippi Public Colleges and Costs

Mississippi Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Mississippi?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Mississippi was $8,233 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $466 from the 2019-2020 average of $7,767 and represents a 6% 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 Mississippi State University with 18,862 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,110. Mississippi State University is the most expensive public school in Mississippi with an in-state tuition of $9,110.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Mississippi Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Southwest Mississippi Community College

Summit, Mississippi

$2,980 NA NA
University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi

$8,934 65 90
University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

$9,094 35 17