Mississippi contains 34 schools that offer health science programs. University of Mississippi Main Campus, the highest-ranking health science school in MS, has a total student population of 15,932 and is the 1306th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 34 health science schools in Mississippi, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Antonelli College comes out as the most expensive ($19,503/yr), with Pearl River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,515/yr.
Health Science students from Mississippi schools who go on to become health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, 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, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 800 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $30,200. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $49,850/yr and there are 480 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from health 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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