Two colleges in Mississippi have been ranked as the “Best Value” for regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report.
William Carey University ranked third among regional universities in the South on the Best Value list and Mississippi College ranked number 12.
In addition to both schools’ academic qualities, the rankings were determined using factors such as the 2016-17 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average amount of need-based financial aid, the percentage of all undergraduates receiving need-based awards, and the percentage of a school’s total cost covered by the awards.
Tuition and fees at William Carey total $12,300 with room and board charges being $4,320 and 96% of their students receive need-based grants.
“William Carey continues to receive recognition for the quality of its educational programs and the low cost of attendance,” said President Tommy King. “We continue to focus on cost containment in order to make it possible for students to afford to attend Carey. We are pleased with our 2018 rankings.”
Tuition and fees at Mississippi College total $17,392 with room and board charges listed at $9,610 with 48% of the students on the Clinton campus receiving need-based grants.
“The value is tremendous, it really is,” said Mississippi College junior Josh Clark, 20, of Keller, Texas. “Compared to the private schools in Texas, MC is the best value. Baylor is a big chunk of change.”