Mississippi State University is the best college in the state, according to a recent ranking.
Niche, a data-analytics website, compared federal data on 1,647 four-year colleges across the country to determine the best college per state.
The website looked at academics, admissions, financial value, student life and reviews from students and alumni to obtain the ranking.
The study put significant value on a school’s academics and value.
MSU ranked just ahead of the University of Mississippi with an A grade for academics compared with a B-plus for Ole Miss. Both schools received an A-minus for value.
Mississippi State students who reviewed the university gave it a favorability of 4.3 out of five stars. Ole Miss’ favorability was 4.2.
Millsaps College in Jackson was third in the rankings.
The University of Southern Mississippi landed the fifth spot, just below Belhaven University in Jackson.
William Carey University came in sixth.
Out of all schools in the country, the study ranked Stanford University in California No. 1 overall.