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Nursing Schools in Mississippi

2,876 students earned Nursing degrees in Mississippi in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 235 majors commonly available.

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

It takes the average student 4.53 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,400 a year.

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

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.50%. The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at Ole Miss. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it.

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

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

205 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,950 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. In their early career, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College grads earn an average salary of $22,100. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

188 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,494 Total Students

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

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

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. In their early career, MC grads earn an average salary of $31,700. It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate.

168 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,521 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,086. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.35 years. In their early career, William Carey University grads earn an average salary of $31,400. 99% of students get financical aid.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,618 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $5,808. The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. 62% of the teachers are full time.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,930 Total Students

97% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,465. 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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