Mississippi contains two schools that offer public health programs. University of Southern Mississippi, the highest-ranking public health school in MS, has a total student population of 15,300 and is the 1880th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 public health schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jackson State University comes out as the most expensive ($10,375/yr), with University of Southern Mississippi as the lowest recorded at only $9,718/yr.
Public Health students from Mississippi schools who go on to become public health educators, public health officials, social workers, public health workers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 63,320 people working as health educators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $49,060. Also, Health specialties teachers make on average $103,340 per year and there are about 133,070 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 520 employed health specialties teachers earning an average yearly salary of $72,790. Health educators in this state earn $38,300/yr and there are 550 employed.
Also, within the public health schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from public 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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