Colleges in Vicksburg, MS

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Vicksburg Higher Education Options Keep Grads Local

At the higher education end of the spectrum, Vicksburg continues to excel. There are more than 14 colleges and universities within a 50-mile radius including Hinds Community College. As the largest community college in the state, it enrolls more than 19,500 students annually.

Offering degree programs since 1917, Hinds also has a full roster of athletics so students and locals can cheer on the Eagles year round. Hinds also is engaged in local economic development efforts, working with businesses and elected officials to provide customized training and retraining programs for new and existing industries.

For a more specialized approach, check out the Graduate Institute, a collaboration between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University and Texas A&M University. This program allows students to earn specialized undergraduate and graduate degrees from member universities through coursework offered at the institute.

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