Liberal Arts Schools In Mississippi

In Mississippi, there are 27 accredited schools where liberal arts classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Mississippi's liberal arts academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in liberal arts includes liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts


Schools

  1. Alcorn State University

    1000 ASU Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096-7500

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  2. Belhaven University

    1500 Peachtree St, Jackson, Mississippi 39202

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  3. Coahoma Community College

    3240 Friars Point Rd, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614

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  4. Copiah-Lincoln Community College

    1001 Co-Lin Lane, Wesson, Mississippi 39191

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  5. Delta State University

    Hwy 8 West, Cleveland, Mississippi 38733

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  6. East Central Community College

    275 West Broad Street, Decatur, Mississippi 39327-0129

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  7. East Mississippi Community College

    1512 Kemper Street, Scooba, Mississippi 39358-0158

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  8. Hinds Community College

    505 East Main Street, Raymond, Mississippi 39154

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  9. Holmes Community College

    #1 Hill St, Goodman, Mississippi 39079

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  10. Itawamba Community College

    602 W Hill St, Fulton, Mississippi 38843-1099

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  11. Jones County Junior College

    900 S Court St, Ellisville, Mississippi 39437

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  12. Meridian Community College

    910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, Mississippi 39307-5801

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  13. Millsaps College

    1701 N State St, Jackson, Mississippi 39210-0001

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  14. Mississippi Delta Community College

    Hwy 3 and Cherry St, Moorhead, Mississippi 38761

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  15. University of Mississippi Main Campus

    Oxford, Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848

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  16. Mississippi University for Women

    1100 College Street, Columbus, Mississippi 39701

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  17. Mississippi College

    200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, Mississippi 39058

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  18. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

    51 Main Street, Perkinston, Mississippi 39573

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  19. Mississippi State University

    Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

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  20. Northeast Mississippi Community College

    101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, Mississippi 38829

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  21. Northwest Mississippi Community College

    4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714

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  22. Pearl River Community College

    101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470

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  23. Southeastern Baptist College

    4229 Hwy 15 N, Laurel, Mississippi 39440-9989

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  24. Southwest Mississippi Community College

    1156 College Dr, Summit, Mississippi 39666-0000

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  25. University of Southern Mississippi

    118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001

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  26. William Carey University

    498 Tuscan Ave, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-5499

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  27. Strayer University-Mississippi

    460 Briarwood Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39206

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Mississippi 740
National 69,880

Approximately 1% of the country's liberal arts professionals work in Mississippi state.

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Mississippi

740 760 670 710 740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, the field of liberal arts is shrinking. Thus, in Mississippi, this field has shrunk by 0% in four years. This decline is slower than the national trend for liberal arts professionals which shows a 18% increase in the number of liberal arts professionals working around the nation.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Mississippi

$50,580 $56,380 $55,430 $53,880 $50,680
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to liberal arts professionals are growing in Mississippi. Liberal arts professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $50,580 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $50,680 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Mississippi

10th percentile
$27,510
25th percentile
$36,900
50th percentile
$49,050
75th percentile
$63,460
90th percentile
$74,720

This represents a 0% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of liberal arts, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid liberal arts professionals earning 172% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Mississippi state.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Mississippi

English
$42,023
Liberal Arts
$50,680
Math
$68,627
Music
$21,365

Liberal arts professionals in Mississippi earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Mississippi

associate
23
bachelor
12
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
2
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As the number of liberal arts professionals is decreasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the 27 accredited liberal arts schools in Mississippi state is increasing. In 2006, 2,513 students graduated from liberal arts courses in Mississippi. And in 2010, 3,271 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of liberal arts school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi by 30%. Most of these graduates, or 58%, earned an associate's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of liberal arts faculty in Mississippi, growth in the field of liberal arts academia and faculty salaries in Mississippi. If you are involved in teaching liberal arts courses to students at the certificate in liberal arts, associates degree in liberal arts, bachelors degree in liberal arts, and masters degree in liberal arts levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of liberal arts in Mississippi. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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