Southern Miss, William Carey rank 2nd, 9th best in state

California-based has released its top ten list of the best four-year colleges in Mississippi. The two universities with main campuses in Hattiesburg rank second and ninth.

Here's how the website ranks Mississippi's top ten.

1. Mississippi University for Women 2. The University of Southern Mississippi 3. The University of Mississippi 4. Mississippi State University 5. Delta State University 6. Mississippi Valley State University 7. Jackson State University 8. Mississippi College 9. William Carey University 10. Alcorn State University says each university was scored on a 100-point scale using data culled from government sources and based on metrics such as tuition, fees, number of degrees and certificates offered and other criteria.

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