Mississippi contains two schools that offer nutrition programs. University of Southern Mississippi, the highest-ranking nutrition school in MS, has a total student population of 15,300 and is the 1880th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 nutrition schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alcorn State University comes out as the most expensive ($9,788/yr), with University of Southern Mississippi as the lowest recorded at only $9,718/yr.
Nutrition students from Mississippi schools who go on to become nutritional scientists, nutritionists, holistic nutritionists, animal nutritionists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 53,220 people working as dietitians and nutritionists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,230. Also, Health educators make on average $49,060 per year and there are about 63,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 550 employed health educators earning an average yearly salary of $38,300. Dietitians and nutritionists in this state earn $43,080/yr and there are 510 employed.
Also, within the nutrition schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from nutrition, 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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