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College Town: What's Here

Belhaven University
Motto: "Non Ministari Sed Ministare (To Serve, Not to be Served)"
Type: Private, Presbyterian Affiliated, nonprofit 501(c)(3)
Established: 1883
Students: 2,330
Colors: Green and gold
President: Roger Parrott
Campus: 42 acres
Mascot: Blazers

Hinds Community College
Type: Community college
Established: 1917
Students: 19,500
Colors: Maroon and White
President: Dr. Clyde Muse
Campus: 6 campuses
Mascot: Eagles

Jackson State University
Motto: "Challenging Minds, Changing Lives
Type: Public HBCU
Established: 1877
Students: 8,687
Colors: Royal Blue and white
President: Carolyn Meyers
Campus: 125 acres
Mascot: Tigers

Millsaps College
Motto: "Ad Excellentiam"
Type: Liberal arts college, Methodist affiliated
Established: 1890
Students: 1,118
Colors: Purple and white
President: Dr. Robert Pearigen
Campus: 103 acres
Mascot: Majors

Mississippi College
Motto: "Veritas et Virtus (Truth and Virtue)"
Type: Private, Southern Baptist affiliated
Established: 1826
Students: 5,008
Colors: Blue and gold
President: Lee Royce
Campus: 320 acres
Mascot: Choctaws

Holmes Community College
Type: Community college
Established: 1911
Colors: Maroon and white
President: Dr. Glenn Boyce
Campus: Ridgeland, Goodman, Grenada, Kosciusko/Attala Education Center
Mascot: Bulldog

Tougaloo College
Motto: "Where History Meets the Future"
Type: Private, liberal arts HBCU
Established: 1869
Students: 939
Colors: Scarlet, Royal Blue
President: Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan
Campus: 500 acres
Mascot: Bulldogs

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Motto: "Pro Scientia et Sapientia (On Behalf of Knowledge and Wisdom)"
Type: Academic Health Science Center
Established: 1955
Students: 2,400
Colors: Red and Blue
Chancellor: Dr. Daniel W. Jones
Campus: 164 acres
Mascot: Rebel Black Bear

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