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Schools Offering Science Programs in Mississippi


Around 3.7% of Mississippi's graduates graduate from science degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,655 science professionals graduate from Mississippi's 26 science schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a science program is Mississippi State University. Mississippi State University, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Mississippi State. 509 students graduated with a degree in science from Mississippi State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Mississippi State University was $5,461 per year.

University of Mississippi Main Campus, which is located in University, is the second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a science program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 381 students graduated from University of Mississippi Main Campus science 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 science program. It is located in Hattiesburg. 525 students graduated with degree in science from University of Southern Mississippi in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Southern Mississippi was $5,452 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Mississippi's science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,040 per year, though tuition can range from $27,812 per year to $1,680 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Mississippi science schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 following Mississippi science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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

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

Biology professor, biophysics scientist , chemist, and clinical research scientist are the professions of choice for a majority of science graduates in Mississippi. If you decide to work as a science professional in Mississippi, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,310 Mississippi science professional as of 2010. This number includes 430 environmental scientists, 440 biology professors, and 130 biophysics scientist s. The Mississippi counties with the largest populations of science professional are:

  1. Copiah County - 360 science professionals
  2. Hancock County - 140 science professionals
  3. Alcorn County - 130 science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 1,360 science professionals will be working in Mississippi. This would require the number of science professional to grow by 16%.

Salary

On average, science professionals earn a salary of $66,760 per year in Mississippi state. However, Mississippi science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,590 per year to more than $120,540 per year in 2010. Science professionals in the following Mississippi counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Hancock County - $63,485 per year
  2. Adams County - $62,650 per year
  3. Alcorn County - $60,145 per year

The Mississippi counties with the lowest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. Copiah County - $50,990 per year
  2. Attala County - $51,660 per year
  3. Clarke County - $57,240 per year

The science professionals with highest average salaries in Mississippi were:

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $85,540 per year
  2. Clinical Research Scientist - $78,130 per year
  3. Chemist - $67,810 per year

The science professionals with lowest average salaries in Mississippi were:

  1. Biology Professor - $54,050 per year
  2. Environmental Scientist - $48,270 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 440 $54,050 18.9%
2
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 430 $48,270 22.9%
3
Chemists 280 $67,810 -26.3%
4
Physicists 130 $85,540 0.0%
5
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 30 $78,130 -57.1%
 

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