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Computer Science in Mississippi

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Mississippi

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Mississippi students graduate with degrees in computer science. In other words, every year an estimated 46 computer science professionals graduate from Mississippi's 10 computer science schools.

Top Schools

Belhaven University, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a computer science program. It is located in Jackson. 3 students graduated with a degree in computer science from Belhaven University in 2010. The tuition rate at Belhaven University was $17,700 per year.

The second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a computer science program is Mississippi College. Mississippi College, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in Clinton. In 2010, Mississippi College graduated 9 students from its computer science program. Tuition at Mississippi College was $13,530 per year.

Tougaloo College, which is located in Tougaloo, is the third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Tougaloo College computer science program. Tougaloo College charged in-state students $9,718 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Mississippi's computer science schools ranges from $17,700 per year to $1,680 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,049 per year. The Mississippi computer science schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Belhaven University - located in Jackson, students are charged $17,700 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 computer science schools in Mississippi that charged the lowest tuition rates 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

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

In Mississippi, the largest numbers of computer science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Copiah County - 650 computer science professionals
  2. Alcorn County - 340 computer science professionals
  3. Hancock County - 230 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of computer science professionals is expected to grow by 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,150 computer science professionals working in Mississippi then. Of these 2,150 computer science professionals, the government predicts that 1,260 will be information systems managers, 890 will be computer operators, and an unknown number will be computer science teachers.


computer science professionals in Mississippi make an average of $56,113 per year. However, this number is only an average. Computer science professional in Mississippi had varying salaries from $17,100 to $137,600 per year in 2010. The counties in Mississippi with the highest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. George County - $80,380 per year
  2. Hancock County - $75,600 per year
  3. Copiah County - $58,333 per year

On average, computer science professionals earn the least in the following Mississippi counties:

  1. Forrest County - $50,405 per year
  2. Attala County - $50,490 per year
  3. Clarke County - $50,493 per year

The computer science professionals with highest average salaries in Mississippi were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $76,180 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $58,570 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $33,590 per year

On average, the lowest paid computer science professionals in Mississippi were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $58,570 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $33,590 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Mississippi statistics regarding a career in computer science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as information systems or information technology.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science in Mississippi
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Mississippi
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Mississippi

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,010 $76,180 0.0%
Computer Operators 630 $33,590 -26.7%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 330 $58,570 -17.5%

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