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Nursing Schools in Mississippi

328 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state out of a total 139 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
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: 4.9%
  • Black or African American: 17.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.5%
  • White: 74.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 2.1%
Nursing Majors in MS Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Mississippi

In this state, there are 36,680 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. MS

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Mississippi

Nursing grads earn an average of $94,800 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in Mississippi that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

116 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
21,617 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 7.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $35,100 after graduation. 87% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $30,200 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid.

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

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Graduates earn an average $29,400 after graduation. 67% of the teachers are full time.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
5,040 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $18,905. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,400 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.10%.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,751 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,914.

#6

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,523 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. In their early career, Alcorn State grads earn an average salary of $23,100.

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

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The average student takes 4.31 years to complete their degree at MC.

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
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 158
Medicine 147
Rehabilitation Professions 119
Communication Sciences 98
Public Health 93
Health/Medical Admin Services 92
Osteopathic Medicine 91
Veterinary Medicine 91

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