Mississippi contains 37 schools that offer art and design programs. University of Mississippi Main Campus, the highest-ranking art and design school in MS, has a total student population of 15,932 and is the 1306th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 37 art and design schools in Mississippi, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Magnolia College of Cosmetology comes out as the most expensive ($24,216/yr), with Pearl River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,515/yr.
Art and Design students from Mississippi schools who go on to become designers, ad designers, advertising designers, commercial designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 350 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $45,870. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $31,010/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from art and design, 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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