Out of State Colleges & Universities

Mississippi State University

About: At Mississippi State University, we believe in getting personal. Our university provides the academic, leadership, and social opportunities to help each person excel. Your success—in whatever field of study or career goal—is our success. We take that mission seriously. Here, faculty, staff and students share a common goal: to make the Mississippi State University experience a lifetime opportunity. Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral degree-granting institution with a nationally and internationally diverse student body. Bulldog pride runs deep at Mississippi State University. We are very passionate about the unique traditions that make the Bulldog family stand out from the rest. We love ringing our cowbells, tailgating in the Junction and wearing maroon on Fridays. Mississippi State University is proud of our traditions!
Location: Starkville, Mississippi
Enrollment: 21,622
Notable People: John Grisham, Toxey Haas, Buddy Myer

Nossi College of Art

About: Nossi College of Art was started by an artist, Ms. Nossi, and for nearly half a century it’s where future artists in Nashville have found a home. At Nossi you can let your creative mind run wild as you train for your career in an awesome field like photography, graphic design, illustration, video and film, or web and interactive design. Step onto our campus and it won’t take long to see why our students say, “I’m different. I’m Nossi.”Nossi is the only college in Tennessee designed specifically as an art school. Our new modern campus took three full years from idea to completion because we wanted to get everything just right. Our design and editing labs are designed to mimic pro-level labs and are equipped with industry-standard software and tech, and we boast one of the largest instructional photography studios in the region. If there’s a campus better designed to encourage creativity, we haven’t seen it.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Enrollment: 300

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

About: Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state’s largest university and is ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.
Location: Oxford, Mississippi
Enrollment: 24,250
Notable People: Michael Oher, Eli Manning, William Faulkner