Mississippi contains one school that offers travel and tourism programs. Hinds Community College has a total student population of 11,752 and is the 4160th highest ranked school in America.
Travel and Tourism students from Mississippi schools who go on to become travel agents, tourism agents, tourism specialists, tour guides, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,990 people working as travel agents alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $32,450. Also, Travel guides make on average $33,300 per year and there are about 4,270 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 40 employed travel guides earning an average yearly salary of $23,720. Travel agents in this state earn $25,700/yr and there are 90 employed.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, 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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