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Chemistry Schools in Mississippi

217 Chemistry students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Chemistry is the 48th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Mississippi

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 154
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 24
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 24
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 24
Master’s Degree 20
Associate’s Degree 19

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in MS Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Black or African American: 25.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.8%
  • White: 56.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 11.1%
  • Other Races: 0.9%
Chemistry Majors in MS Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Mississippi

In this state, there are 10,000 people employed in jobs related to a chemistry degree, compared to 1,333,980 nationwide.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. MS

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Mississippi

In this state, chemistry grads earn an average of $78,680. Nationwide, they make an average of $83,850.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in Mississippi that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

63 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. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

31 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. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.70%.

#3

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
21,974 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $16,830. The average student takes 4.56 years to complete their degree at Mississippi State. In their early career, Mississippi State grads earn an average salary of $33,400.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
7,250 Total Students

68% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 70% get financial aid.

14 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. 53% of the teachers are full time.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,678 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $4,332. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. In their early career, Holmes Community College grads earn an average salary of $22,600.

#7

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,658 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 77%. 86% of students get financical aid.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
4,205 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.27 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. 100% of students get financical aid.

#9

Millsaps College

Jackson
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
865 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,900 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 6.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.05 years.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,715 Total Students

The average student takes 4.65 years to complete their degree at Delta State University. This public school has an average net price of $12,914. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

#9

Tougaloo College

Tougaloo
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
736 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $14,262. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. In their early career, Tougaloo grads earn an average salary of $23,100.

Chemistry Careers in MS

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title MS Job Growth MS Median Salary
Physics Postsecondary Professors 14% $79,140
Chemistry Professors 10% $74,470
Forensic Science Technicians 9% $51,790
High School Teachers 8% $46,130
Natural Sciences Managers 7% $98,890
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 4% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in MS
Geological & Earth Sciences 211
Physics 38
Atmospheric Sciences 3

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