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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Mississippi


Around 0.1% of Mississippi's graduates graduate from physics degree programs every year. That means an estimated 45 physicists graduate from Mississippi's 10 physics schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a physics program is Mississippi State University. Mississippi State University, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Mississippi State. 12 students graduated with a degree in physics from Mississippi State University in 2010. Mississippi State University charged in-state students $5,461 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a physics program is University of Mississippi Main Campus. University of Mississippi Main Campus, which was ranked 66th in the country in 2010, is located in University. In 2010, 17 students graduated from University of Mississippi Main Campus physics program. The tuition rate at University of Mississippi Main Campus was $5,436 per year.

University of Southern Mississippi, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a physics program. It is located in Hattiesburg. 8 students graduated with degree in physics from University of Southern Mississippi in 2010. Tuition at University of Southern Mississippi was $5,452 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Mississippi's physics schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,822 per year, though tuition can range from $27,812 per year to $1,680 per year. In 2010, the following Mississippi physics schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Millsaps College - located in Jackson, students are charged $27,812 per year
  2. Mississippi College - located in Clinton, students are charged $13,530 per year
  3. Tougaloo College - located in Tougaloo, students are charged $9,718 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Mississippi physics schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Itawamba Community College - located in Fulton, students are charged $1,680 per year
  2. Northwest Mississippi Community College - located in Senatobia, students are charged $1,950 per year
  3. Northeast Mississippi Community College - located in Booneville, students are charged $2,130 per year

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

The highest percentage of physics graduates in Mississippi pursue careers as a physicist. 130 physicists were working in Mississippi in 2010. In Mississippi, the largest numbers of physicists work in the following counties:

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of physicists is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 160 physicists working in the Mississippi then.

Salary

A physicist in Mississippi makes an average of $85,540 per year.

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physicists 130 $85,540 0.0%
 

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