The following are amongst the best universities in the state of Mississippi:

Alcorn State University - It was the nation's first state-supported institution for the higher education of African Americans. The University is fully accredited and is a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Jackson State University - For the third year in a row, the University has been ranked the top institution among the nation's colleges and universities in educating African-American teachers.

Delta State University - It has been ranked in the Top 100 among regional universities in the South in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges.

Mississippi State University - Forbes magazine ranked Mississippi State among the top 20 of its top 100 best college buys in America. Forbes said MSU is 18th among schools where students "get the most quality for each tuition dollar spent".

Mississippi University for Women - U.S. News & World Report's 2010 guide "America's Best Colleges" ranked MUW 7th among Southern institutions for its strong commitment to teaching and 34th in the Best Universities--Master's Southern region category.

Mississippi Valley State University - With innovative technology, MVSU is “One of the Best”. It has been named as one of America's best in the southern region by US News.

University of Mississippi (UM) - Recognizing UM's outstanding academic programs, Phi Beta Kappa selected the university in 2001 to shelter a chapter of what is recognized as the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society.

University of Southern Mississippi - It is recognized as a Carnegie Research University with high research activity. The University is nationally ranked by the Princeton Review as one of the nation's most environmentally responsible universities.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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