The tweve-member Mississippi Board of Trustees is the constitutional governing body of the State Institutions of Higher Learning. Located in the Education and Research Center in Mississippi, divisions of the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education include academic and student affairs, construction and physical affairs, finance and administration, and research and planning. The Board oversees degree-credit courses, research and public service activities and programs at the eight public universities, including The University of Mississippi Medical Center, The Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, ten off-campus centers, and various other locations throughout the state. Available programs range from a variety of undergraduate disciplines to most professional fields. All eight universities offer master's level programs, six have programs at the education specialist level and five offer doctoral-level programs.
Number of Students Served:
College Access Challenge Grant Program
The Board Office is responsible for policy and financial oversight of the eight public institutions of higher learning.
The College Knowledge Project (CKP) is a college access initiative housed in the Office of Academic and Stuident Affairs at the MS Institutions of Higher Learning. CKP targets early college planning and preparation services to middle grade students in the Southwest and Delta regions of Mississippi. Our goal is to help students and families understand the how to achieve academic success before entering high school. We encourage an economic way of thinking through a financial literacy component including classroom-based lessons, subsequent quiz bowls and other application activities that support and Other include on-line and in-person professional development for school counselors in college and career advising, , and a state-wide college access website: RiseUPMS. com.
College access advising
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
Income -based; School attended
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):