"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 (Fall 2019)
Hinds Community College Community 11,827
Jackson State University Public 7,020
Mississippi College Private 4,733
Belhaven University Private 4,574
University of Mississippi Medical Center Public 2,812
Millsaps College Private 820
Tougaloo College Private 716
Total Enrollment   32,502