The largest universities in the U.S. state of Mississippi include Mississippi State University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Mississippi, Jackson State University, among others.

Mississippi State University is the largest university in the State of Mississippi. The 4,200 acre campus is spacious and beautifully landscaped, having won a national award for the best maintained university grounds in the United States.

The University of Southern Mississippi is the second largest university in the state. Founded in 1910, it is a comprehensive doctoral and research extensive university. The School of Nursing produces the highest number per year of entry-level nurses in the state. Southern Miss is recognized as a Carnegie Research University with high research activity.

The University of Mississippi (or Ole Miss) is a leading public research university in the nation. It is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of only 128 Research Extensive institutions in the nation. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is the second-largest employer in Hinds County; 100 percent of faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields.

Jackson State University is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts institution. It is the fourth largest state-supported institution in the state. Jackson State is also the largest historically black college and university in the state. It is controlled by the Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning, appointed by the governor.

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