Mississippi contains two schools that offer corrections programs. Hinds Community College, the highest-ranking corrections school in MS, has a total student population of 11,752 and is the 4160th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 corrections schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Copiah-Lincoln Community College comes out as the most expensive ($4,376/yr), with Hinds Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,143/yr.
Corrections students from Mississippi schools who go on to become correctional counselors, corrections officers, jailers, probation officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 455,350 people working as correctional officers and jailers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,610. Also, Mental health and substance abuse social workers make on average $41,350 per year and there are about 127,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 970 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $34,010. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $25,670/yr and there are 5,270 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from corrections, 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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