In the "Magnolia State" numerous elite and prestigious private colleges flank the famed Mississippi River. These Mississippi private colleges and universities share a rich and diverse history in a state that has seen monumental change over the years. In the past few decades, this change has been typified by ever upward progress; both in and out of the college classroom.
Mississippi private colleges and universities offer a wide range of education programs with degrees and certificates up to the doctoral level, as well as professional degrees such as law and medicine.
There are 32 colleges in Mississippi, 23 public and 9 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. These Mississippi private colleges are diverse in character, academic emphasis, and origins. Some private colleges or schools have a religious affiliation; others are secular. Private colleges and universities may be profit or non-profit institutions. Typically, Mississippi independent schools or private schools give weight to personal characteristics and activities in addition to considering GPA and test scores.
The largest being Mississippi College with 4,103 full time students. Millsaps College is the most expensive with an in-state tuition of $29,052. On average, how much does it costs to attend private college in Mississippi? The average annual in-state private college tuition in Mississippi is $14,146 in 2013
The Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges is an association of 10 private colleges in Mississippi and represents the interests of these colleges and supports independent postsecondary education opportunities for all citizens.
The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) is a consortium of schools in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. It is responsible for
accreditation of its member private schools as well as governing athletic competition for its member schools.
The organization also operates two other organizations, the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Educational Association and the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Coaches Association.
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