The editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best Christian colleges in Mississippi to save you the search.
Searching for the best Christian colleges in Mississippi can involve a fair bit of research with a number of options across the state. According to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, the religious composition of Christian adults in the state is 83 percent. Mississippi’s Christian higher learning landscape includes colleges and universities with varying degrees of religious study, as well as dedicated Bible colleges for a scripture-first approach.
Choosing the institution that is right for you will largely depend on your spiritual and educational goals. It’s with this in mind that our editors assembled this list of the best Christian colleges in Mississippi to consider. Each entry includes the school’s location and a brief “From the institution” description to give you a high-level overview of the college and save you time. Simply click the college name or logo to go direct to the institution’s website if you want to learn more.
Note: The best Christian colleges in Mississippi are ranked in alphabetical order.
The Best Christian Colleges in Mississippi
Location: Jackson, MS
From the institution: “Highly-ranked Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities with national influence and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” The University offers 70 areas of study including academic majors and concentrations across a full spectrum of disciplines, as well as a variety of master’s degree programs. Founded in 1883, today, the University has achieved the distinction of being among only 36 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts—music, theatre, visual art and dance.”
Location: Clinton, MS
From the institution: “MC is a Christian university known for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ. The oldest university in the state of Mississippi, MC seeks to lift up the teachings of Jesus Christ in a premier academic environment at an affordable price. Our aim is to infuse Christ into every aspect of our culture – in the classroom, throughout campus life, and in the hearts of our students.”
Location: Laurel, MS
From the institution: “The purpose of Southeastern Baptist College is to glorify God by providing quality postsecondary education from a biblical world view in a Christian atmosphere. Training is provided on campus, online, and through extensions to help prepare students for professional Christian ministry and/or business administration. Southeastern Baptiste College seeks to train students who wish to receive the foundational courses of a college curriculum in a spiritual academic setting. All courses are taught in a manner as to integrate faith and learning, this giving due recognition to the God of all truth.”
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
From the institution: “William Carey University is a community of learners which seeks to blend faith and learning with living. Within this unique nurturing and challenging environment students prepare to fulfill their diverse callings in the larger global community. As a Christian university which embraces its Baptist heritage and namesake, William Carey University provides quality educational programs, within a caring Christian academic community, which challenge the individual student to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in a diverse global society.”