Mississippi contains four schools that offer gerontology programs. University of Southern Mississippi, the highest-ranking gerontology school in MS, has a total student population of 15,300 and is the 1880th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 gerontology schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, William Carey University comes out as the most expensive ($12,802/yr), with Northeast Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,099/yr.
Gerontology students from Mississippi schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 800 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $31,950. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $53,900/yr and there are 7,280 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from gerontology, 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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