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Schools Offering Education Programs in Mississippi

Approximately 5.0% of graduates in of Mississippi receive education degrees every year. Thus, Mississippi's 24 education schools put out approximately 3,576 education professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Mississippi with a education program is Mississippi State University, which is located in Mississippi State. In 2010, it was ranked 64th nationwide. In 2010, Mississippi State University graduated 734 students from its education program. Tuition at Mississippi State University was $5,461 per year.

The second-ranked school in Mississippi with a education program is University of Mississippi Main Campus, which is located in University. In 2010, it was ranked 66th nationwide. In 2010, 312 students graduated from University of Mississippi Main Campus education program. Tuition at University of Mississippi Main Campus was $5,436 per year.

The third-ranked school in Mississippi with a education program is University of Southern Mississippi, which is located in Hattiesburg. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, University of Southern Mississippi graduated 520 students from its education programs. Tuition at University of Southern Mississippi was $5,452 per year.


Tuition at Mississippi's education schools ranges from $27,812 per year to $1,680 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,451 per year. In 2010, the following Mississippi education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 education schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Mississippi 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

An education degree from a Mississippi school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs education graduates in Mississippi pursue include postsecondary vocational teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, health specialties teacher, and computer science teacher. Mississippi had 28,670 education professionals in 2010. 940 of these education professionals were instructional coordinators, 1,180 were postsecondary vocational teachers, and 11,570 were elementary school teachers. In Mississippi, the largest numbers of education professional work in the following counties:

  1. Copiah County - 6,200 education professionals
  2. Alcorn County - 5,230 education professionals
  3. Clarke County - 3,900 education professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 33,650 education professionals will be working in Mississippi. This would require the number of education professional to grow by 11%.


education professionals in Mississippi earn $51,821 per year on average. However, Mississippi education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,790 per year to more than $150,570 per year in 2010. Education professionals in the following Mississippi counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Copiah County - $49,811 per year
  2. Alcorn County - $49,575 per year
  3. Hancock County - $48,731 per year

Education professionals in the following counties in Mississippi make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. George County - $42,400 per year
  2. Forrest County - $42,552 per year
  3. Adams County - $43,044 per year

On average, the highest paid education professionals in Mississippi were:

  1. Education Administrator - $90,820 per year
  2. Health Specialties Teacher - $58,660 per year
  3. Computer Science Teacher - $58,570 per year

The education professionals with lowest average salaries in Mississippi were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $40,590 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $35,930 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in education in Mississippi and to compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education, 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 Education in Mississippi
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Mississippi
  • Master's Degree in Education in Mississippi
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in Mississippi

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 11,570 $41,720 -17.6%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 8,910 $40,700 27.8%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,730 $40,590 -18.0%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,180 $42,460 -22.9%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 990 $35,930 2.1%
Instructional Coordinators 940 $55,840 0.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 850 $58,660
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 740 $50,680 -1.3%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 720 $57,440 -25.0%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 470 $56,320 2.2%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 330 $58,570 -17.5%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 190 $43,940 -55.8%
Education Administrators, All Other 50 $90,820 -50.0%

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