Higher Education

University of Mississippi

Lyceum at University of Mississippi

Lyceum at University of Mississippi

Oxford, MS; www.olemiss.edu


  • Enrollment: 18,344
  • 70% of students are from Mississippi
  • 20% of students are minorities

Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

  • Liberal Arts
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Applied Science
  • Business Administration
  • Accountancy
  • Journalism and New Media
  • Nursing

Faculty and Staff

  • 2,5003 full-time employees
  • 729 full-time faculty
  • 82% of full-time faculty hold highest degrees in their field
  • 17:1 student:faculty

Centers of Study and Institutes

  • Center for Study of Southern Culture
  • Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
  • Croft Institute for International Studies
  • Trent Lott Leadership Institute
  • Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
  • National Center for Natural Products Research
  • National Center for Physical Acoustics
  • National Institute for Undersea Technology

Technology Transfer

UM holds more than 40 patents. 15 of these technologies have been licenses to new businesses or multibillion-dollar companies. Such as:

  • Fire ant trap
  • Algal herbicide
  • Novel drug-delivery system
  • Thermacoustic refrigeration device
  • Immune stimulators
  • Possible treatments for cancer, malaria, pain, and infections

University of Mississippi Medical Center

  • Located in Jackson, MS
  • Houses schools of medicine, nursing, health related professions, dentistry, and graduate studies in health sciences
  • University Hospitals and Health System
  • Rowland Medical Library
  • Employs 8,500 people
  • More than 900 faculty
  • 2nd largest employer in the state

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, MS – 51 miles from Oxford; www.northwestms.edu

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the

  • Associate of Arts degree
  • the Associate of Applied Science degree
  • certificates in career education.

Offers 100 courses of study in academic, career, and technical divisions at three main campuses and two centers. Divisions include:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Languages and Communications
  • Social Science
  • Nursing
  • Science and Mathematics

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center at Oxford


  • Enrollment of more than 1,500 students
  • Modern classrooms
  • Labs
  • Learning resource center
  • Library

Technical majors offered:

  • Medical Office Technology
  • Microcomputer Technology
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Systems Technology
  • Paralegal Technology
  • Surgical Technology

Career majors include:

  • Cosmetology
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Practical Nursing