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Post Secondary


Community Colleges

Three of 15 schools in Mississippi's public community college system, have branches in Greater Jackson. Hinds Community College, with its main campus in Raymond and branches in Jackson, Pearl and Utica, is the state's largest community college. A branch of Holmes Community College is located in Ridgeland (Madison County), and Copiah-Lincoln Community College's main campus is located in Wesson (Copiah County).  Copiah-Lincoln also has a campus in Mendenhall (Simpson County). These three community colleges provide a wide range of academic courses, and comprehensive post-secondary vocational-technical education and training is available at both. Also, a career opportunity curriculum has been developed to meet area employment needs.

Upon graduation students are prepared to enter the work force. Industrial start-up training is custom designed for employees of industries locating or expanding in the Metro Jackson area.

Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two year colleges, maintains its international headquarters in Jackson, Phi Theta Kappa is the two-year equivalent of the senior honor society Phi Beta Kappa.

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Colleges and Universities

More colleges and universities are located in Greater Jackson than any other area of Mississippi. Together these institutions provide a wide variety of academic programs and disciplines. Jackson State University, the metro area's urban university, offers courses leading to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. Belhaven College, Millsaps University, Mississippi College, and Tougaloo College are private liberal arts colleges which offer courses leading to bachelors degrees and master's degrees.

The University' Medical Center in Jackson is the academic health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi. It houses schools of medicine, nursing, health related professions and dentistry; graduate programs in the medical and clinical health, sciences: the University Hospital and clinics and the Rowland Medical Library'.

MississippiState University offers graduate level courses in electrical engineering and computer engineering through the Jackson Engineering Graduate Program, a consortium administered by the University of Mississippi. One can complete a master's degree participating only in the Jackson, classes. Also, the fifth-year program of Mississippi State's five year bachelor's degree program in architecture is located in Jackson, and the University of Mississippi School of Education also offers doctoral courses in Jackson with an emphasis in educational, leadership.

The Mississippi College School of Law is located in downtown Jackson, Within a few blocks of the facility lies a vibrant, thriving legal community and a world of opportunity to gain hands-on-work experience, While in school the students become an active part of that community with clerkships at high profile law firms, learning opportunities at courts of all levels with an uncommon mix in internship positions offered, through the school, Upon graduation, these experiences provide a spring-board to a successful career.

A number of schools and colleges are also located in Greater Jackson which provide religious training, specialized programs for physically handicapped students and technical and vocational programs for students seeking immediate employment. 

 

Colleges/Universities in Greater Jackson:

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September 8, 2017
Baptist Memorial Health Care opening a 250 employee business office in downtown Jackson

Baptist Memorial Health Care announced Thursday plans to establish a regional business office in the Regions Plaza building in downtown Jackson.

Baptist will lease four floors at 210 E. Capitol St. occupying a total of 41,000 square feet of space that will house 250 employees.
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July 19, 2017
Multicraft International celebrates New Division Opening - Creates 50 Jobs

Officials from Multicraft International, state and local leaders recently celebrated the grand opening of the company's new division, Multicraft Ventures, LLC, in Pelahatchie. The project is a $2 million corporate investment and creates 50 jobs.

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July 17, 2017
Global Automotive Supplier Calsonic Kansei Expands in Madison

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from global automotive supplier Calsonic Kansei announced the company’s expansion in Madison. The $16.33 million corporate investment creates 98 new jobs.

“Mississippi’s outstanding reputation in the automotive industry is known worldwide,” Gov. Bryant said. “Calsonic Kansei’s addition of so many new jobs in Madison once again puts our state on the global stage. The expansion proves we have the workforce and business climate to ensure industry leaders like Calsonic enjoy years of success in Mississippi.”
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