Mississippi contains one school that offers optical sciences programs. East Mississippi Community College has a total student population of 4,993 and is the 4247th highest ranked school in America.
Optical Sciences students from Mississippi schools who go on to become optical scientists, opticians, eye doctors, optics professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 60,840 people working as opticians, dispensing alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,790. Also, Therapists make on average $54,400 per year and there are about 13,440 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the optical sciences schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from optical sciences, 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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