Public Universities

University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi, the state’s flagship university, offers nationally recognized programs across more than 100 fields of undergraduate and graduate study, from medicine and law to creative writing and accountancy. A Carnegie-designated high-research-activity university, Ole Miss actively conducts research in acoustics, atmospheric and high-energy physics, cancer, defense systems, drug discovery, hypertension, remote sensing, space law and tropical diseases, among others.

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The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) at the University of Mississippi offers a degree in engineering that prepares students for careers in manufacturing. The CME is advised by numerous industry executives including those from nearby GE Aviation and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi. The CME has extensive research facilities, numerous existing co-op programs and the flexibility to provide extension programs to companies that wish to work with CME staff and students.

The Composite Materials Research Group at the University of Mississippi is actively involved in composite materials research and has developed a nationally recognized program in pultrusion research. Recent research grant supporters include the National Science Foundation, the USAF, Martin Marietta, NASA, USDA, the Electric Power Research Institute and numerous companies in the composite industry.

The Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research at the University of Mississippi provides computing resources, training, and support for faculty, staff, and students at all of Mississippi’s public institutions of higher learning.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center, in Jackson, houses the schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, graduate studies, health-related professions and pharmacy. The Medical Center’s new 151,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Phil Bryant Medical Education building opened in 2017, greatly expanding the school’s capacity to train new medical students.

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