Mississippi contains three schools that offer environmental science programs. Jackson State University, the highest-ranking environmental science school in MS, has a total student population of 8,783 and is the 2400th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 environmental science schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jackson State University comes out as the most expensive ($10,375/yr), with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,917/yr.
Environmental Science students from Mississippi schools who go on to become environmental sciences professors, environmental engineers, environmental scientists, environmental health professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Environmental engineering technicians make on average $45,730 per year and there are about 20,630 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 140 employed environmental engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $37,580. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $49,850/yr and there are 480 employed.
Also, within the environmental science schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from environmental science, 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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