10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Mississippi For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Mississippi has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in MS, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Mississippi.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Mississippi:

  1. University of Mississippi
  2. Mississippi State University
  3. Millsaps College
  4. Delta State University
  5. Jackson State University
  6. Mississippi College
  7. University of Southern Mississippi
  8. Alcorn State University
  9. Rust College
  10. William Carey University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Mississippi has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Mississippi For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 15 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Mississippi that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, University of Mississippi, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Mississippi.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Mississippi

Rank College Employed
1 University of Mississippi 91.42%
2 Mississippi State University 90.02%
3 Millsaps College 89.97%
4 Delta State University 89.92%
5 Jackson State University 89.18%
6 Mississippi College 89.11%
7 University of Southern Mississippi 88.79%
8 Alcorn State University 87.68%
9 Rust College 87.58%
10 William Carey University 87.11%
11 Belhaven University 87.02%
12 Blue Mountain College 86.53%
13 Tougaloo College 86.52%
14 Mississippi University for Women 84.32%
15 Mississippi Valley State University 82.74%
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