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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Mississippi

Each year, roughly 4.8% of Mississippi students graduate with degrees in teaching. In other words, every year an estimated 3,410 teachers graduate from Mississippi's 23 teaching schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a teaching program is Mississippi State University. Mississippi State University, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Mississippi State. 645 students graduated with a degree in teaching from Mississippi State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Mississippi State University was $5,461 per year.

The second-ranked school in Mississippi with a teaching program is University of Mississippi Main Campus, which is located in University. In 2010, it was ranked 66th nationwide. 280 students graduated with degree in teaching from University of Mississippi Main Campus in 2010. 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 teaching program. It is located in Hattiesburg. In 2010, University of Southern Mississippi graduated 417 students from its teaching programs. Tuition at University of Southern Mississippi was $5,452 per year.


Teaching schools in Mississippi, charge students an average tuition of $5,522 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $17,700 per year, or as little as $1,680 per year. In 2010, the teaching schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Mississippi 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. William Carey University - located in Hattiesburg, students are charged $10,350 per year

The following Mississippi teaching 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 teaching degree from a Mississippi school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in Mississippi pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. 34,650 teachers were working in Mississippi in 2010. Of these, 740 were english teachers. In addition, 2,280 were primary school education administrators, and 1,510 were education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of Mississippi teachers:

  1. Copiah County - 7,480 teachers
  2. Alcorn County - 6,680 teachers
  3. Clarke County - 4,570 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of teachers in Mississippi will grow by 11%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 41,280 teachers working in Mississippi. The greatest growth for teacher is predicted to be amongst Elementary School Teachers, who are expected to increase by 13% by 2018.


teachers in Mississippi earn $51,718 per year on average. However, Mississippi teacher earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,790 per year to more than $135,420 per year in 2010. The counties in Mississippi with the highest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Hancock County - $55,219 per year
  2. Alcorn County - $50,276 per year
  3. Clarke County - $50,237 per year

On average, teachers earn the least in the following Mississippi counties:

  1. Adams County - $46,063 per year
  2. Forrest County - $46,767 per year
  3. George County - $48,335 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Mississippi were:

  1. Education Administrator - $80,670 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $69,920 per year
  3. Health Specialties Teacher - $58,660 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in Mississippi were:

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

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Mississippi statistics regarding a career in teaching. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Mississippi
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Mississippi
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Mississippi
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching 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%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 2,280 $69,920 6.5%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,730 $40,590 -18.0%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 1,520 $44,650 -22.8%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 1,510 $80,670 17.1%
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%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 720 $49,390 38.5%
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%

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