Mississippi contains three schools that offer anthropology programs. University of Mississippi Main Campus, the highest-ranking anthropology school in MS, has a total student population of 15,932 and is the 1306th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 anthropology schools in Mississippi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Millsaps College comes out as the most expensive ($16,924/yr), with University of Southern Mississippi as the lowest recorded at only $9,718/yr.
Anthropology students from Mississippi schools who go on to become anthropologists, archaelogists, forensic professionals, market research analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 5,570 people working as anthropologists and archeologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $57,230. Also, Forensic science technicians make on average $55,070 per year and there are about 12,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 80 employed forensic science technicians earning an average yearly salary of $42,590. Anthropologists and archeologists in this state earn $57,350/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the anthropology schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from anthropology, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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