College Education In Mississippi: Mississippi is making great progress in its effort to overcome the historic stigma that the state provides a poor public education. With 26 public and 14 private institutions of higher learning, Mississippi offers a variety of choices to students.
Mississippi Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: National Rankings – Mississippi State University (Tier 3), University of Mississippi (Tier 3); Liberal Arts Rankings – Millsaps College (#84).
A Closer Look at Mississippi Education: Mississippi was the first state in the nation to have a planned system of junior colleges.
Did You Know? In 1963 the world’s first human lung transplant occurred at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, which also hosted the world’s first heart transplant surgery on January 23, 1964.