"Knowledge is power" sounds cliche. But when you're looking to plug into some of the brightest minds in the nation, rest assured that you can click into a cliched clique right here in Hinds County.

With a collective student population twice that of any of the big three Mississippi universities and more degree programs offered than any other county in the state, Hinds County provides a richly diverse choice of private and public schools, networking, internship and job opportunities within Mississippi's largest business community.

For a list of colleges located in Hinds County, refer to the chart below.

Local Colleges & Universities

College Type Enrollment (2015-2016)
Hinds Community College Community 11,354
Jackson State University Public 9,802
Mississippi College Private 4,921
Belhaven University Private 4,500
University of Mississippi Medical Center Public 2,385
Millsaps College Private 985
Tougaloo College Private 900
Total Enrollment   34,847