Mississippi contains eighteen schools that offer physician assistant programs. Blue Cliff College, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in MS, has a total student population of 238 and is the 1505th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 physician assistant schools in Mississippi, only 2 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 Pearl River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,515/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Mississippi schools who go on to become physician assistants. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,900 people working as physician assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,830. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 2,400 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $25,310. Physician assistants in this state earn $54,570/yr and there are 200 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, 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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