Gulfport, MS (population: 71,411) has two nutrition schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tulane University of Louisiana, the highest ranked school in this group with a nutrition program, has a total student population of 11,464. It is the 60th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Louisiana.
Nutrition students from Gulfport 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 Gulfport-Biloxi area alone, there are 40 employed health educators earning an average salary of $54,220. Dietitians and nutritionists in this area earn $52,870/yr and there are 50 employed.
Gulfport lies in Harrison county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Gulfport-Biloxi area has 101,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $17.09/hr average worker wage, and a $35,540 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.500 out of every 1000 jobs in Gulfport are held by dietitians and nutritionists, and 0.422/1000 are held by health educators.
Of the 2 nutrition schools with a 100-mile radius of Gulfport, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulane University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($25,174/yr) for nutrition students, with University of Southern Mississippi as the lowest, reported at only $9,718/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gulfport|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||56.0 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||84.4 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||89.6 miles|