Mississippi contains four schools that offer geology programs. University of Mississippi Main Campus, the highest-ranking geology school in MS, has a total student population of 15,932 and is the 1306th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 geology schools in Mississippi, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Millsaps College comes out as the most expensive ($16,924/yr), with Hinds Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,143/yr.
Geology students from Mississippi schools who go on to become geologists, mine geologists, project geologists, exploration geologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 14,460 people working as geological and petroleum technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $58,400. Also, Geoscientists make on average $92,710 per year and there are about 31,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 400 employed geoscientists earning an average yearly salary of $87,920. Geological and petroleum technicians in this state earn $57,530/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the geology schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from geology, 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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