Itta Bena, MS has one public health school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Jackson State University has a total student population of 8,783. It is the 2400th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Public Health students from Itta Bena 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.
Itta Bena lies in Leflore county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area has 106,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $14.54/hr average worker wage, and a $30,250 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jackson State University ends up costing a student $10,375/yr.