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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. Mississippi College, has the highest yield rate as of 51.16% for academic year 2019-2020 in Mississippi. Blue Mountain College is positioned second with 50.67% yield and William Carey University follows them with 50%. 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 (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Mississippi College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClinton, MS
51.16% 2,162 909 465 42.04%
2Blue Mountain College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBlue Mountain, MS
50.67% 233 223 113 95.71%
3William Carey University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHattiesburg, MS
49.77% 774 426 212 55.04%
4Mississippi State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMississippi State, MS
35.43% 18,340 9,878 3,500 53.86%
5Mississippi University for Women
Public, 4 or more yearsColumbus, MS
33.85% 535 517 175 96.64%
6Delta State University
Public, 4 or more yearsCleveland, MS
28.77% 1,072 1,008 290 94.03%
7Belhaven University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJackson, MS
23.60% 1,698 839 198 49.41%
8University of Mississippi
Public, 4 or more yearsUniversity, MS
22.56% 16,253 14,325 3,232 88.14%
9University of Southern Mississippi
Public, 4 or more yearsHattiesburg, MS
21.13% 9,217 8,935 1,888 96.94%
10Mississippi Valley State University
Public, 4 or more yearsItta Bena, MS
18.04% 2,837 1,846 333 65.07%