Colleges and Programs

Mississippi Colleges and Universities – Here is quick and easy listing of community colleges, private colleges, public colleges, and online and distance learning sites across the state of Mississippi.

My Way Mississippi – This is a phenomenal resources for those individuals preparing for their college experience. Basically planning ‘my way’, paying ‘my way’, ‘my way’ to college and ‘my way’ works are the categories. This may seem like a very simplistic resource website, but give it a couple of clicks on the mouse and you will see the abundance of helpful and guiding information and tools.

Complete2Compete – Are you a Mississippi adult who has earned college credit but has not finished the degree? This program combines the resources of the state of Mississippi’s 15 public community colleges, eight public universities and the medical center to help progress you to your degree completion.

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

Mississippi Articulation and Transfer Tool – MATT was created as a one-stop shop for transfer students, administrators, advisors and faculty. Here you can compare current courses against equivalent courses at other institutions and understand how those courses meet degree requirements for your major. MATT is a great tool for facilitating the transition between and among community and junior college systems and Mississippi institutions of higher learning.

College Scholarships, Mississippi – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.

Mississippi College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.

Most Affordable Colleges in Mississippi – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Mississippi institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.

Teacher Certification Degrees, Mississippi – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Mississippi, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.

CONTREN Learning System (Construction Education Network) – Sponsored by the Mississippi DOE, this system was put in place to address the shortage of skilled craft workers. It is comprised of a partnership of the DOE and MCEF (Mississippi Construction Education Foundation) with an emphasis on career opportunities in the construction industry. Its mission is to train the craft workforce for the construction industry in the state.

Healthcare Pathways, Mississippi – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Mississippi relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.


Job Seekers and Career

Mississippi Works – This is a helpful state jobs resource website. Up-to-the-latest news on the Mississippi job market, create a profile to search for appropriate opportunities, employers can connect with job seekers and a list of current job openings as posted by MDES.

Mississippi Department of Health, Internships – For those individuals pursuing a career in public health, a variety of experiences are available to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities needed to transition into a career in public health.

Mississippi State Personnel Board, Job Openings – Find an open position that meets your criteria of employment and be guided through the application process on this job board.

Mississippi Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.

Mississippi WIN Job Center (Workforce Investment Network) – Find the center nearest you for programs and resources geared toward your job seeking needs. Job placement, job and skill training, priority service for veterans, career counseling and referral to many other valuable services to assist you are provided.

Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Jobs (MDES) – Are you looking for a job in the state of Mississippi? Or, are you already working and interested in a better job? MDES’ aim is to assist you in navigating the path to a new job and new future.

iHireConstruction, Mississippi – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Mississippi? Look no further than this search tool.

Mississippi Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of Mississippi by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.


Leadership and Development

Mississippi Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.

Mississippi DOE, Professional Development – Are you a K-12 teacher in the state of Mississippi? The DOE provides free professional development opportunities through sessions and direct support in the areas of English Language Arts, mathematics, special education and science.

Mississippi Folk Life – This organization represents a digital journal featuring original writing and documentary work focused on modern and present-day folk life and culture throughout the state of Mississippi. News articles, interviews, photo essays and films anchor the publications.

Mississippi Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Mississippi is what you need, look here!

Mississippi Education Computing Association – MECA aims to provide for the sharing and exchange of ideas, techniques, materials and procedures for all individuals interested in technology in education.

Mississippi Music Teachers Association – MMTA is a nonprofit organization with the purpose to further the art of music and promote growth and professional development of its members via programs that encourage and support teaching, performance, composition and research.

Mississippi Manufacturing Association, Workforce Development – This organization is committed to enhancing manufacturing in the state by championing programs and legislation that represents the best working environment for current and future manufacturers. The MMA also works diligently with state institutions of learning to provide members with the tools necessary to succeed in the workforce today. Tools such as training, workshops, articles and events.


Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

Mississippi Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.

Mississippi Entrepreneurs and Startups – Here is an organization that will help nurture your entrepreneurial spirit by providing helpful services to advance the skills and knowledge needed to run a successful small business. A great list of incubator locations is provided.

How to Start a Business in Mississippi – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.

Innovate Mississippi – Whatever stage you are at in your venture startup initiatives, this organization will assist you in finding the resources you need to grow your business and create jobs for the great state of Mississippi.

Starting Your Business in Mississippi – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Mississippi business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.

BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.

Mississippi Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.



Mississippi VA – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.

Mississippi Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.

Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Veteran Job Search – This website is dedicated to all veterans of armed forces and aims to help successfully obtain and maintain employment. Priority service from MDES is highlighted.

The American Legion – Mississippi – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.