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Schools Offering Music Programs in Mississippi


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Mississippi graduates receive degrees in music. That means an estimated 156 musicians graduate from Mississippi's 22 music schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a music program is Mississippi State University. Mississippi State University, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Mississippi State. 4 students graduated with a degree in music from Mississippi State University in 2010. Students at Mississippi State University paid $5,461 per year in tuition fees.

University of Mississippi Main Campus, which is located in University, is the second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a music program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. 28 students graduated with degree in music from University of Mississippi Main Campus in 2010. University of Mississippi Main Campus charged in-state students $5,436 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a music program is University of Southern Mississippi. University of Southern Mississippi, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Hattiesburg. In 2010, 56 students graduated from University of Southern Mississippi music program. Tuition at University of Southern Mississippi was $5,452 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Mississippi music school, average tuition will be $6,868 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,680 per year to $27,812 per year. In 2010, the music schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Mississippi were:

  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 lowest tuition rates at Mississippi music schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Itawamba Community College - located in Fulton, students are charged $1,680 per year
  2. East Central Community College - located in Decatur, students are charged $1,980 per year
  3. Hinds Community College - located in Raymond, students are charged $2,060 per year

A music degree from a Mississippi school... what next?

The largest populations of Mississippi musician are working in the following counties:

  1. Copiah County - 100 musicians
  2. Attala County - 70 musicians
  3. Adams County

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 4,270 musicians will be working in Mississippi state. This would require the number of musicians to grow by 9%.

Salary

On average, musicians earn a salary of $21,365 per year in Mississippi state. But, salaries for musician can vary. In 2010, musician made as little as less than $17,420 per year or as much as more than $65,490 per year in Mississippi. On average musician earn the most in the following Mississippi counties:

  1. Copiah County - $49,020 per year
  2. Attala County - $43,460 per year
  3. Adams County - $43,160 per year

The following counties in Mississippi have the lowest average salaries for musician:

  1. Adams County - $43,160 per year
  2. Attala County - $43,460 per year
  3. Copiah County - $49,020 per year

On average, the highest paid musicians in Mississippi were:

  1. Music Composer - $42,730 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

On average, the lowest paid musicians in Mississippi were:

  1. Music Composer - $42,730 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in music in Mississippi and to compare salaries with various related fields such as music or audio engineering, 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 Music in Mississippi
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music in Mississippi
  • Master's Degree in Music in Mississippi
  • Doctoral Degree in Music in Mississippi

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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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
6,134 miles from location Itawamba Community College Fulton MS 18.9111 n/a 7,596
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
6,254 miles from location Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead MS 17.0619 n/a 3,302
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
6,134 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 Music 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
Music Directors and Composers + 220 $42,730
2
Musicians and Singers + 70 n/a -30.0%
 

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