Education has always been a priority for Clinton residents. Excellent educational opportunities abound for all ages from kindergarten through graduate-level study.
Elementary and Secondary Education
Clinton Public Schools
Consistently rated as Mississippi's top rated public schol district, the Clinton Public School District is a shining example of performance across the state and nation, maintaining a high level of excellence in all areas of a child's education. Made up of 8 schools, CPSD is fully accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education. The school district recently won accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation & School Improvement (SACS-CASI).
Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
Clinton is home to Mississippi College, the oldest college in Mississippi and the second oldest Baptist college in the world. Founded in 1826, the college boasts a distinguished history replete with many outstanding alumni. U.S. News and World Report ranks MC in the "Top 10" category of best values, and the institution has been selected for 13 years to be on the Honor Roll of Character-Building Institutions of the Templeton Foundation.