Mississippi contains two schools that offer mental health programs. Mississippi College, the highest-ranking mental health school in MS, has a total student population of 4,796 and is the 2674th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 mental health schools in Mississippi, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mississippi College comes out as the most expensive ($13,078/yr), with Mississippi Valley State University as the lowest recorded at only $9,220/yr.
Mental Health students from Mississippi schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 160 employed psychiatrists earning an average yearly salary of $143,330. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $45,000/yr and there are 940 employed.
Also, within the mental health schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from mental health, 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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