Graduate Schools in Mississippi | MS Graduate Programs

As of 2014, Mississippi has a population of 2,994,079, which is a 0.9% change since 2010. 20.1% of the population has their bachelor’s degree or higher, and the median household income is $39,031. Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and the 31st most populous of the 50 United States. The 10 largest cities in the state are Jackson, Gulfport, Southhaven, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Meridian, Tupelo, Greenville, Olive Branch and Horn Lake.i

Agriculture exists as a large segment of the state’s economy, with soybeans and cotton as the leading crops. Mississippi is also the world's leading producer of pond-raised catfish. The state is home to various historical landmarks, including various national park service areas and pre-Civil War mansions. The state is known for its music and literature, but has recently embraced other art forms as well.ii

Top 7 Occupations in Mississippi

Requiring a Post-Secondary Degree

Professions with the highest employment in Mississippi

Whether you need help deciding what degree to pursue, or just want to get a feel for
professions with the highest employment in Mississippi , the table below should be helpful.

  • Registered Nurses
    28,760
  • General and Operations Managers
    25,330
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
    14,870
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
    8,800
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
    5,550
  • Accountants and Auditors
    5,450
  • Financial Managers
    3,470

These results were reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information see the OES May 2017 State Data Report.

Have you dreamt of studying alongside the famous Mississippi River? If so, you may want to browse through the graduate programs below.

Discover Top Mississippi Cities for a Graduate Program

 PopulationMedian Household IncomeMedian Gross Rent% of person having a bachelor's degree or higher
Jacksoniii139,668$48,943$85319.6%
Gulfportiv67,793$37,610$84820.2%
Southavenv48,982$57,483$91221.1%

 

i quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/28000.html

ii factmonster.com/us-states/mississippi.html

iii census.gov/quickfacts/table/POP010210/28059,00

iv census.gov/quickfacts/table/POP010210/2829700,00

v census.gov/quickfacts/table/POP010210/2869280,00

 

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