Welcome to IHL


Under the leadership of the Board of Trustees, the Institutions of Higher Learning provides guidance and management for the public universities in Mississippi.

The Board oversees degree-credit courses at the eight universities, which include the University of Mississippi Medical Center, ten off-campus centers, and various other locations throughout the state.

Approximately 66,000 students currently are pursuing academic degree credit in this system.

Our goal is to create an academic environment which allows students to receive a quality education, one that will equip them to contribute to the workforce and to be responsible citizens, as well as enhance their overall quality of life.

We strive to make educational opportunities accessible and affordable for all who choose a Mississippi university.

The programs available at our universities range from a wide variety of undergraduate disciplines to most professional fields. All eight universities offer master’s level programs. Six have programs at the education specialist level and five offer doctoral-level programs.

At our Mississippi universities, students will find outstanding professors who are committed to their students and who provide quality instruction by employing state-of-the-art technology and resources.

Each of our campuses is distinctive, attractive and welcoming-just the kind of place you might enjoy calling “home” as you pursue your education. We invite you to tour these Mississippi universities through the convenience of today’s technology and also in person.

If you are searching for an excellent university to attend, please contact these Mississippi universities. Administrators, faculty and students on these campuses are eager to discuss how they can best help you fulfill your educational goals.