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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Mississippi

Approximately 0.9% of graduates in of Mississippi receive engineering degrees every year. That means an estimated 613 engineers graduate from Mississippi's 16 engineering schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Mississippi with a engineering program is Mississippi State University, which is located in Mississippi State. In 2010, it was ranked 64th nationwide. 373 students graduated with a degree in engineering 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 was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a engineering program. It is located in University. In 2010, 112 students graduated from University of Mississippi Main Campus engineering program. University of Mississippi Main Campus charged in-state students $5,436 in tuition fees per year.

University of Southern Mississippi, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a engineering program. It is located in Hattiesburg. In 2010, University of Southern Mississippi graduated 25 students from its engineering programs. The tuition rate at University of Southern Mississippi was $5,452 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Mississippi's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,484 per year, though tuition can range from $13,530 per year to $1,680 per year. The Mississippi engineering schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Mississippi College - located in Clinton, students are charged $13,530 per year
  2. Mississippi State University - located in Mississippi State, students are charged $5,461 per year
  3. University of Southern Mississippi - located in Hattiesburg, students are charged $5,452 per year

The engineering 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 engineering degree from a Mississippi school... what next?

Transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, materials engineer, automotive engineer, and engineer are the professions of choice for a majority of engineering graduates in Mississippi. In 2010, there were 8,120 engineer working in Mississippi, including 970 engineering managers, 1,960 transportation engineers, and 160 industrial safety engineers. The following counties have the largest number of Mississippi engineers:

  1. Copiah County - 1,450 engineers
  2. Adams County - 1,140 engineers
  3. Alcorn County - 1,000 engineers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 10,070 engineers will be working in Mississippi. This would require the number of engineer to grow by 17%.


On average, engineers earn $64,153 per year. But, salaries for engineer can vary. In 2010, engineer made as little as less than $19,100 per year or as much as more than $165,310 per year in Mississippi. The counties in Mississippi with the highest average salary for engineers are:

  1. Adams County - $78,015 per year
  2. Hancock County - $70,940 per year
  3. Attala County - $65,065 per year

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

  1. George County - $52,990 per year
  2. Forrest County - $53,275 per year
  3. Alcorn County - $59,263 per year

On average, the highest paid engineers in Mississippi were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $100,010 per year
  2. Engineer - $85,710 per year
  3. Materials Engineer - $78,990 per year

On average, the lowest paid engineers in Mississippi were:

  1. Environmental Engineering Technician - $39,530 per year
  2. Civil Engineering Technician - $35,060 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Mississippi statistics regarding a career in engineering and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Engineering in Mississippi
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in Mississippi
  • Master's Degree in Engineering in Mississippi
  • Doctoral Degree in Engineering in Mississippi

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Civil Engineers 1,960 $77,490 13.3%
Civil Engineering Technicians 1,310 $35,060 15.9%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 970 $100,010 -19.8%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 900 $53,960 -35.7%
Mechanical Engineers 870 $67,650 -12.1%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 730 $72,440
Industrial Engineering Technicians 360 $47,950 -29.4%
Engineers, All Other 350 $85,710
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 240 $42,410 -46.7%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 160 $64,430 -15.8%
Materials Engineers 130 $78,990 30.0%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 80 $39,530 60.0%
Ship Engineers 60 $68,360 -53.8%

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