Mississippi contains twelve schools that offer child development programs. Alcorn State University, the highest-ranking child development school in MS, has a total student population of 3,334 and is the 3124th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 child development schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tougaloo College comes out as the most expensive ($10,671/yr), with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,877/yr.
Child Development students from Mississippi schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 3,190 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $22,570. Child, family, and school social workers in this state earn $31,910/yr and there are 2,740 employed.
Also, within the child development schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from child development, 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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