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So you're from Jackson, MS?

Fortunately for you, Jackson, MS offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Jackson College and University Demographics

There are 196 degree and certificate programs in disciplines such as finance, general, aesthetician/esthetician and skin care specialist and anatomy offered at Jackson's 13 colleges and universities for you to choose from.

Jackson's top-ranked school is Academy of Hair Design Four. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 68th. Approximately 68 students are currently enrolled at Academy of Hair Design Four. Beauty is the most popular course of study at Academy of Hair Design Four.

Tuition

Jackson schools charge an average tuition of $5,947 per year. To see the variation in tuition rates at different colleges in Jackson, compare the tuition at Millsaps College, which charges students $27,812 per year, to the tuition at Jackson State University, which charges students $5,050 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

An estimated $58,699,548 in financial aid was received by students at Jackson colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $56,048,421 of this aid. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $30,609,309, which was given by Jackson State University.

Jackson Student Demographics

Approximately 10% of Mississippi students were enrolled in Jackson colleges in 2010. That is 16,993 students. Jackson State University had the most number of students of any college in Jackson, with 8,783 students. Traxlers School of Hair, with 49 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Jackson schools, 68 return to start their second year of college. The graduation rate for Jackson schools is approximately 49%. Academy of Hair Design Four has the highest graduation rate in Jackson, with 87% of students graduating. Virginia College-Jackson has the lowest rate, with 12% graduating.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Jackson schools is 66 to 34. The ratio of Jackson students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 41 to 100. In 2009, 72% of Jackson college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Academy of Hair Design Three, with 100% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Jackson.

Jackson Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 2,197 faculty employed by Jackson colleges and universities. Of these faculty members, 39% were female and 28% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

The average faculty to student ratio for Jackson schools was 1 to 10 in 2009. Tougaloo College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Jackson.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
1 miles from location Jackson State University Jackson MS 27.7583 20% 8,783
2 miles from location Belhaven University Jackson MS 28.6922 87% 2,883
2 miles from location University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson MS 4.61666 n/a 2,412
2 miles from location Millsaps College Jackson MS 29.4926 29% 1,117
5 miles from location Virginia College-Jackson Jackson MS 8.62411 11% 958
4 miles from location Antonelli College Jackson MS 16.1027 n/a 394
6 miles from location Magnolia College of Cosmetology Jackson MS 21.8466 n/a 147
4 miles from location Wesley Biblical Seminary Jackson MS 0.0770528 n/a 116
2 miles from location Academy of Hair Design Four Jackson MS 31.1525 n/a 68
1 miles from location Academy of Hair Design Three Jackson MS 19.7521 n/a 66
4 miles from location Traxlers School of Hair Jackson MS 18.3839 n/a 49
3 miles from location Mississippi School of Therapeutic Massage Jackson MS n/a n/a n/a
6 miles from location Strayer University-Mississippi Jackson MS n/a n/a n/a
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Jackson, MS to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 8,120 $25,010 $25,000 -10.1%
2
Registered Nurses+ 8,000 $60,780 $67,720 14.1%
3
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 6,660 $27,630 $32,000 25.2%
4
General and Operations Managers+ 4,570 $94,940 $113,100 19.6%
5
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 3,770 $33,970 $35,340 0.3%
6
Office Clerks, General+ 3,480 $23,870 $28,240 21.7%
7
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 3,440 $20,100 $25,140 0.6%
8
Psychiatric Aides+ 3,100 $19,760 $26,710 18.8%
9
Security Guards+ 2,970 $23,770 $26,870 -2.0%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 2,950 $46,080 $50,770 -6.9%
11
Cooks, Fast Food+ 2,920 $17,060 $18,540 4.7%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 2,860 $36,170 $39,890 18.2%
13
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 2,640 $35,770 $41,360 12.3%
14
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 2,380 $41,210 $54,880 101.7%
15
Accountants and Auditors+ 2,050 $56,710 $68,960 20.6%
16
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 1,950 $35,870 $45,860 19.6%
17
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 1,600 $32,700 $55,620 64.9%
18
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 1,340 $18,490 $24,180 16.5%
19
Cooks, Restaurant+ 1,320 $20,430 $23,260 5.6%
20
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 1,310 $41,870 $54,330 -43.0%
21
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 1,280 $28,760 $33,270 42.2%
22
Lawyers+ 1,230 $105,540 $129,440 -3.1%
23
Paralegals and Legal Assistants+ 1,140 $40,030 $49,640 32.6%
24
Financial Managers+ 1,060 $79,200 $116,970 26.2%
25
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 1,050 $25,210 $42,780 34.6%
26
Construction Laborers+ 1,040 $23,970 $33,590 -18.8%
27
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 960 $53,210 $62,260 9.1%
28
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 930 $32,000 $38,200 -31.1%
29
Chief Executives+ 890 $119,770 $173,350 -35.0%
30
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 850 $33,640 $50,360 2.4%
31
Electricians+ 850 $41,580 $51,810 -20.6%
32
Carpenters+ 820 $27,980 $43,890 -33.9%
33
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 780 $31,890 $43,850 160.0%
34
Pharmacy Technicians+ 710 $24,380 $29,330 24.6%
35
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 700 $20,910 $29,200 89.2%
36
Administrative Services Managers+ 700 $55,970 $84,390 -1.4%
37
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 610 $79,320 $93,670 41.9%
38
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers+ 590 $39,720 $62,400 0.0%
39
Civil Engineers+ 580 $70,900 $82,280 107.1%
40
Computer Programmers+ 570 $54,850 $74,900
41
Sales Managers+ 520 $89,150 $114,110 -8.8%
42
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 510 $47,330 $55,970 4.1%
43
Legal Secretaries+ 500 $43,430 $43,270 -46.2%
44
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 500 $35,220 $42,250 -21.9%
45
Detectives and Criminal Investigators+ 480 $59,830 $73,010 336.4%
46
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors+ 470 $35,540 $51,080 51.6%
47
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors+ 460 $32,560 $35,920 53.3%
48
Medical Assistants+ 460 $26,950 $29,760 53.3%
49
Healthcare Social Workers+ 460 $39,940 $49,200 64.3%
50
Management Analysts+ 450 $61,100 $87,260 136.8%