Oxford, MS Colleges and Universities

The University of Mississippi and the Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center make up Oxford's higher education landscape.

On Friday, January 18, 2013 - 18:22
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Students in Oxford have two excellent options when it comes to higher education: The University of Mississippi and Northwest Community College's Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center.

The University of Mississippi

Commonly referred to as Ole Miss, the University of Mississippi has its main campus in Oxford where more than 18,000 students are enrolled. The school offers a variety of undergraduate majors in areas such as civil engineering, nursing, marketing, journalism and new media, and business administration. The Oxford campus is also home to several graduate programs, as well as a School of Law and School of Pharmacy.

In addition to academics, University of Mississippi has a strong presence when it comes to athletics. The school has men's and women's basketball, golf, tennis, and track and field, as well as men's football and baseball and women's softball, soccer, volleyball, and rifle.

The university's Oxford campus also includes the J.D. Williams Library, which is the school's main library, as well as the Grisham Law Library in the Robert C. Khayat Law building and the Science Library in the Thad Cochran Research Center.

Northwest Community College: Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center

Part of the Northwest Community College system, the Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center is located in Oxford and offers eight career-technical programs including office systems technology, health-care data technology, microcomputer technology, cosmetology, health-care assistant, office assistant, practical nursing, paralegal technology and surgical technology.

The facility also includes a library with more than 9,000 volumes, a computer lab and group study room. In addition, students have access to some of the most cutting-edge laboratories in the state and use top-notch software, such as Dynamic Human Anatomy, to enhance their studies.

Learn more about Oxford, MS's public and private schools.