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Nursing Schools in Mississippi

2,876 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Mississippi

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 1,338
Bachelor’s Degree 1,210
Master’s Degree 211
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 79
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 79
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 79
Post-Master’s Certificate 38
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 38

Gender Distribution

In Mississippi, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in MS Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Mississippi is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 24.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.4%
  • White: 69.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.2%
  • Other Races: 2.4%
Nursing Majors in MS Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Mississippi

36,680 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. MS

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Mississippi

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $94,800, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 23 colleges in Mississippi that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

456 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
2,711 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $11,152. The 8.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

375 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
22,456 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,100 a year. The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at Ole Miss. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.50%.

303 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
14,509 Total Students

The average student takes 4.60 years to complete their degree at Southern Miss. A typical student attending Southern Miss will pay a net price of $14,126. 98% of the teachers are full time.

205 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,950 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 66% are considered full time. A typical student attending Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will pay a net price of $7,677. In their early career, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College grads earn an average salary of $22,100.

188 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,494 Total Students

68% of the teachers are full time. 89% of students get financical aid. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

179 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
5,103 Total Students

An average student at MC will pay a net price of $17,192. The student loan default rate of 7.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 100% of students get financical aid.

168 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,521 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,086.

136 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
5,042 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.35 years. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,618 Total Students

In their early career, NWCC grads earn an average salary of $22,700. This public school has an average net price of $5,808. 62% of the teachers are full time.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,930 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,465. 97% of students get financical aid. 53% of the teachers are full time.

Nursing Careers in MS

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title MS Job Growth MS Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 24% $67,330
Nurse Practitioners 22% $102,480
Medical and Health Services Managers 13% $80,950
Registered Nurses 10% $57,440
Nurse Anesthetists 4% $166,390

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in MS
Health/Medical Admin Services 980
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 891
Allied Health Services 725
Allied Health Professions 613
Health/Medical Prep Programs 486
Dental Support Services 342
Communication Sciences 321
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 272

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