Mississippi contains fourteen schools that offer laboratory science programs. University of Mississippi Main Campus, the highest-ranking laboratory science school in MS, has a total student population of 15,932 and is the 1306th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 laboratory science schools in Mississippi, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Mississippi Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($12,621/yr), with Pearl River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,515/yr.
Laboratory Science students from Mississippi schools who go on to become laboratory scientists, laboratory technicians, lab techs, clinical laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 1,540 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $31,260. Biological scientists in this state earn $67,020/yr and there are 200 employed.
Also, within the laboratory science schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from laboratory 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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