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Public Health Schools in Mississippi

206 students earned Public Health degrees in Mississippi in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Public Health is the 51st most popular major in the 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

There are 7,110 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. MS

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Mississippi

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $47,780, compared to a typical salary of $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

98% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. The average student takes 4.60 years to complete their degree at Southern Miss.

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

It takes the average student 4.53 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

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

70% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 68% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Jackson State grads earn an average salary of $25,100.

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

Graduates earn an average $31,700 after graduation. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,192. The student loan default rate is 7.30% which is lower than average.

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

Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 64%. The average student takes 4.56 years to complete their degree at Mississippi Valley State University.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,768 Total Students

53% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,600 a year. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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

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