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Public Health Schools in Mississippi

206 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Public Health major is the 10th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Mississippi

Public Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 108
Master’s Degree 84
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Associate’s Degree 5

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in MS Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public health majors in Mississippi is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Black or African American: 58.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.9%
  • White: 27.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.7%
  • Other Races: 1.9%
Public Health Majors in MS Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Mississippi

7,110 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. MS

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Mississippi

Public Health grads earn an average of $47,780 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Mississippi that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
14,133 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 98%. 94% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.70%.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
2,811 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,400 a year. 67% of the teachers are full time.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
7,020 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,492. The average student takes 4.60 years to complete their degree at Jackson State.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,733 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 53%.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
2,147 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.56 years.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,768 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,600 after earning their degree at this institution. 97% of students get financical aid.

Public Health Careers in MS

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title MS Job Growth MS Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 27% $0
Medical and Health Services Managers 13% $80,950
Community Health Workers 9% $29,180
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 8% $68,820
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 6% $41,890
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 4% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in MS
Nursing 2,876
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

View all majors related to Public Health

View Nationwide Public Health Report

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