Mississippi contains 22 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. University of Mississippi Main Campus, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in MS, has a total student population of 15,932 and is the 1306th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 22 law and criminal justice 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 Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,877/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Mississippi schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 80 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $27,830. Lawyers in this state earn $88,360/yr and there are 3,060 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, 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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