Mississippi contains thirteen schools that offer childhood education programs. Alcorn State University, the highest-ranking childhood education school in MS, has a total student population of 3,334 and is the 3124th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 childhood education 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.
Childhood Education students from Mississippi schools who go on to become childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 181,810 people working as kindergarten teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,380. 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. Kindergarten teachers in this state earn $40,640/yr and there are 2,000 employed.
Also, within the childhood education schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from childhood education, 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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