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Schools Offering Education Programs in Mississippi


Approximately 5.0% of graduates in of Mississippi receive education degrees every year. Thus, Mississippi's 24 education schools put out approximately 3,576 education professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Mississippi with a education program is Mississippi State University, which is located in Mississippi State. In 2010, it was ranked 64th nationwide. In 2010, Mississippi State University graduated 734 students from its education program. Tuition at Mississippi State University was $5,461 per year.

The second-ranked school in Mississippi with a education program is University of Mississippi Main Campus, which is located in University. In 2010, it was ranked 66th nationwide. In 2010, 312 students graduated from University of Mississippi Main Campus education program. Tuition at University of Mississippi Main Campus was $5,436 per year.

The third-ranked school in Mississippi with a education program is University of Southern Mississippi, which is located in Hattiesburg. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, University of Southern Mississippi graduated 520 students from its education programs. Tuition at University of Southern Mississippi was $5,452 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Mississippi's education schools ranges from $27,812 per year to $1,680 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,451 per year. In 2010, the following Mississippi education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Millsaps College - located in Jackson, students are charged $27,812 per year
  2. Belhaven University - located in Jackson, students are charged $17,700 per year
  3. Mississippi College - located in Clinton, students are charged $13,530 per year

The education schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Mississippi were:

  1. Itawamba Community College - located in Fulton, students are charged $1,680 per year
  2. Holmes Community College - located in Goodman, students are charged $1,938 per year
  3. Northwest Mississippi Community College - located in Senatobia, students are charged $1,950 per year

An education degree from a Mississippi school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs education graduates in Mississippi pursue include postsecondary vocational teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, health specialties teacher, and computer science teacher. Mississippi had 28,670 education professionals in 2010. 940 of these education professionals were instructional coordinators, 1,180 were postsecondary vocational teachers, and 11,570 were elementary school teachers. In Mississippi, the largest numbers of education professional work in the following counties:

  1. Copiah County - 6,200 education professionals
  2. Alcorn County - 5,230 education professionals
  3. Clarke County - 3,900 education professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 33,650 education professionals will be working in Mississippi. This would require the number of education professional to grow by 11%.

Salary

education professionals in Mississippi earn $51,821 per year on average. However, Mississippi education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,790 per year to more than $150,570 per year in 2010. Education professionals in the following Mississippi counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Copiah County - $49,811 per year
  2. Alcorn County - $49,575 per year
  3. Hancock County - $48,731 per year

Education professionals in the following counties in Mississippi make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. George County - $42,400 per year
  2. Forrest County - $42,552 per year
  3. Adams County - $43,044 per year

On average, the highest paid education professionals in Mississippi were:

  1. Education Administrator - $90,820 per year
  2. Health Specialties Teacher - $58,660 per year
  3. Computer Science Teacher - $58,570 per year

The education professionals with lowest average salaries in Mississippi were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $40,590 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $35,930 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in education in Mississippi and to compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Education in Mississippi
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Mississippi
  • Master's Degree in Education in Mississippi
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in Mississippi

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,155 miles from location Mississippi State University Mississippi State MS 35.5573 38% 18,601
6,198 miles from location University of Mississippi Main Campus University MS 33.9448 38% 15,932
6,185 miles from location University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg MS 30.4339 56% 15,300
6,249 miles from location Hinds Community College Raymond MS 19.3052 n/a 11,752
6,174 miles from location Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston MS 18.5666 n/a 10,064
6,237 miles from location Jackson State University Jackson MS 27.7583 20% 8,783
6,223 miles from location Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia MS 17.4796 n/a 8,211
6,134 miles from location Itawamba Community College Fulton MS 18.9111 n/a 7,596
6,220 miles from location Holmes Community College Goodman MS 18.8771 n/a 6,466
6,244 miles from location Mississippi College Clinton MS 26.5242 44% 4,796
6,208 miles from location Delta State University Cleveland MS 29.6627 80% 4,031
6,248 miles from location Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson MS 19.2783 n/a 3,740
6,143 miles from location Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville MS 17.6045 n/a 3,633
6,292 miles from location Alcorn State University Lorman MS 24.4923 36% 3,334
6,183 miles from location William Carey University Hattiesburg MS 23.6782 32% 3,248
6,235 miles from location Belhaven University Jackson MS 28.6922 87% 2,883
6,245 miles from location Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena MS 22.4426 23% 2,850
6,173 miles from location East Central Community College Decatur MS 20.4454 n/a 2,639
6,258 miles from location Coahoma Community College Clarksdale MS 17.9142 n/a 2,565
6,134 miles from location Mississippi University for Women Columbus MS 24.8382 38% 2,476
6,235 miles from location Millsaps College Jackson MS 29.4926 29% 1,117
6,194 miles from location Rust College Holly Springs MS 13.9484 27% 1,072
6,234 miles from location Tougaloo College Tougaloo MS 22.0305 21% 939
6,170 miles from location Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain MS 20.2263 n/a 505
 

Curious what studying Education gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Mississippi

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 11,570 $41,720 -17.6%
2
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education + 8,910 $40,700 27.8%
3
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 1,730 $40,590 -18.0%
4
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,180 $42,460 -22.9%
5
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors + 990 $35,930 2.1%
6
Instructional Coordinators + 940 $55,840 0.0%
7
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary + 850 $58,660
8
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary + 740 $50,680 -1.3%
9
Business Teachers, Postsecondary + 720 $57,440 -25.0%
10
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 470 $56,320 2.2%
11
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 330 $58,570 -17.5%
12
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School + 190 $43,940 -55.8%
13
Education Administrators, All Other + 50 $90,820 -50.0%
 

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