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Jackson, Mississippi Universities & Colleges

Jackson, MS is a vibrant capital city with historic charm and a modern intellectual spirit. Jackson is home to many prestigious universities and colleges with a rich heritage of academic inspiration and leadership. From Jackson State to Mississippi College of Law, Jackson is an exciting destination for higher learning.

Jackson State University

Jackson State University
Since 1877, Jackson State University has offered diverse educational and athletic programs that empower students to triumph in a complex world. JSU offers a scenic 125-acre campus with tree-lined walkways and a plaza in the heart of Jackson - five minutes from downtown. Students enjoy a rich academic and social life enhanced by the vibrant atmosphere of an urban university in a capital city. With a distinguished history and tradition of inspiring leadership, JSU offers a diversity of bachelor's and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, from accounting to technology, in its six colleges and five schools. Jackson State also offers many campus activities and events, and a successful Tiger sports program, including the JSU Tigers men's football team. Don't miss the annual Tiger Fest and Spring Football Game on the JSU campus every April. See the Athletic Schedules for home games,

Downtown Hotel Near Jackson State University

Smart travelers and students find authentic Southern hospitality and a charming, historic ambiance at the Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown - formerly the King Edward Hotel. Set in downtown Jackson, this elegant high-rise hotel offers a refreshing blend of vintage charm, urban elegance and high-speed energy. Relax in beautiful rooms and suites, get energized in the fitness club, chill by the pool and get motivated in 7,000 square feet of meeting space. Enjoy fresh Southern cuisine and wines at King Edward Grill, or explore the unique attractions of downtown. Stay smarter in Jackson with our Mississippi Scholar Package.

Belhaven University

Located on 42 acres in one of Jackson's most beautiful historic neighborhoods, Belhaven University is a liberal arts college dedicated to providing a challenging academic and Christian experience. Dating back to 1883, Belhaven University has a rich heritage in higher education, offering eight bachelor's degrees and four master's degrees in traditional majors and pre-professional programs in the ministry, medicine, dentistry, law, nursing, and medical technology. At the heart of Belhaven's liberal arts education is an innovative worldview curriculum that intertwines history, philosophy, literature, art, music and Christian faith. Belhaven University has received national recognition for its academic programs, and is one of 30 schools in the U.S. to be nationally accredited in all four of the arts: dance, music, theater, and visual art. Belhaven offers 27 undergraduate majors and four graduate studies in business, education, teaching and public administration. Check the athletic schedule for upcoming home pages.

Millsaps College

Millsaps College at Jackson
Located on 100 beautiful acres in Jackson, Millsaps College is a liberal arts college with a stimulating campus atmosphere for learning and intellectual growth. Home to about 1,100 students, Millsaps offers intimate classes with passionate teachers who are serious about teaching. With its 120-year history, Millsaps, offers a challenging liberal arts curriculum that lead to undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as special programs, including: Faith & Work and Heritage. Earn your M.B.A. at the Else School of Management or broader your horizons at the biocultural reserve in Yucatán. Millsaps' Writing Program is one of the top 20 in the country according to U.S. News and World Report., See the Athletic Schedules for home games.

Mississippi College of Law

Located in downtown Jackson, the heart of the state's legal community, MC Law has educated future attorneys since 1930. Walking distance of the State Capitol, Mississippi Supreme Court, federal courts, and Mississippi's most respected law firms, MC Law encourages the next generation of legal minds with outstanding instruction, professional leadership and practical experience. Part of Mississippi College - the oldest university in the state - MC Law is a leading legal center for the South ensuring the success of its graduates. The law school's strategic location offers opportunities for hands-on experience in the legal field, including clerkships and externships with law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, and major companies. MC Law students are inspired to interact with lawyers, judges, and legal experts, and have access to museums, historic sites, music venues, and restaurants.

Hinds Community College

The largest community college in Mississippi, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive 2-year educational institution teaching over 19,500 students each year. Dating back to 1917, Hinds offers a diverse academic, educational and athletic experience at its beautiful Jackson campus. HCC is a powerful start for Jackson students who want to learn, grow, enrich their lives and go on to a four-year college through education, training and lifelong learning. HCC also offers a successful athletics department committed to supporting student athletes for competitive collegiate play in sports, including, baseball, soccer and golf.
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