Finds Best Online Schools in Mississippi for 2017

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Overall Quality of Online Programs, Resources Ranked at 22 Two- and Four-Year Colleges

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best online colleges and universities in Mississippi for 2017. 11 four-year schools made the list, with University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, Jackson State University and Mississippi College taking the top five spots. Of the 11 two-year colleges who also made the list, Hinds Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, Holmes Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College were the top five.

“For students who need flexible scheduling, online certificates and degrees are a useful alternative to traditional, on-campus learning options,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “These are the schools in Mississippi that are catering to students with geographical or schedule limitations by offering their high-quality degree programs online.”

To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Mississippi” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional data points such as the number of academic services that are available by school, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid availability.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:

The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Mississippi for 2017 include the following:
Alcorn State University
Belhaven University
Blue Mountain College
Delta State University
Jackson State University
Mississippi College
Mississippi State University
Mississippi University for Women
University of Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi
William Carey University

The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Mississippi for 2017 include the following:
East Mississippi Community College
Hinds Community College
Holmes Community College
Itawamba Community College
Jones County Junior College
Meridian Community College
Mississippi Delta Community College
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Pearl River Community College
Southwest Mississippi Community College

About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

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