These Are The 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. Millsaps College
  3. Mississippi College
  4. Mississippi State University
  5. Delta State University
  6. University of Southern Mississippi
  7. William Carey University
  8. Jackson State University
  9. Belhaven University
  10. Rust College

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 14 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.’

1. University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Location: University
Employed: 91.26%

2. Millsaps College

Millsaps College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Jackson
Employed: 91.25%

3. Mississippi College

Mississippi College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Clinton
Employed: 89.58%

4. Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Mississippi State
Employed: 89.51%

5. Delta State University

Delta State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Cleveland
Employed: 89.3%

6. University of Southern Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hattiesburg
Employed: 89.17%

7. William Carey University

William Carey University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hattiesburg
Employed: 88.83%

8. Jackson State University

Jackson State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Jackson
Employed: 88.46%

9. Belhaven University

Belhaven University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Jackson
Employed: 88.32%

10. Rust College

Rust College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Holly Springs
Employed: 87.39%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Mississippi

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Mississippi, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Mississippi by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Mississippi

Rank College Employed
1 University of Mississippi 91.26%
2 Millsaps College 91.25%
3 Mississippi College 89.58%
4 Mississippi State University 89.51%
5 Delta State University 89.3%
6 University of Southern Mississippi 89.17%
7 William Carey University 88.83%
8 Jackson State University 88.46%
9 Belhaven University 88.32%
10 Rust College 87.39%
11 Alcorn State University 86.85%
12 Mississippi University for Women 86.43%
13 Tougaloo College 86.24%
14 Mississippi Valley State University 81.47%
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