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Most Favored Mississippi Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Mississippi. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school.
Rust College, has the highest yield rate of 66.51% for academic year 2020-2021 in Mississippi. Mississippi College is positioned second with 57.47% yield and Blue Mountain College follows them with 49%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Mississippi.
Most Favored Mississippi Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2021)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Rust College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHolly Springs, MS
66.51% 2,158 636 423 29.47%
2Mississippi College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClinton, MS
57.47% 2,559 736 423 28.76%
3Blue Mountain College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBlue Mountain, MS
49.33% 227 225 111 99.12%
4William Carey University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHattiesburg, MS
47.97% 758 419 201 55.28%
5Delta State University
Public, 4 or more yearsCleveland, MS
37.48% 517 515 193 99.61%
6Mississippi University for Women
Public, 4 or more yearsColumbus, MS
37.18% 516 511 190 99.03%
7Mississippi State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMississippi State, MS
24.97% 16,127 12,908 3,223 80.04%
8Belhaven University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJackson, MS
24.09% 2,380 1,179 284 49.54%
9University of Mississippi
Public, 4 or more yearsUniversity, MS
20.97% 16,383 14,421 3,024 88.02%
10University of Southern Mississippi
Public, 4 or more yearsHattiesburg, MS
17.96% 9,683 9,328 1,675 96.33%