Physics Schools In Mississippi

There are 10 accredited physics schools in Mississippi for faculty who teach physics classes to choose from. The trends in Mississippi's physics academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physics includes physics training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Physics
  • Bachelors degree in Physics
  • Masters degree in Physics
  • PhD degree in Physics


Schools

  1. Itawamba Community College

    602 W Hill St, Fulton, Mississippi 38843-1099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Jackson State University

    1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, Mississippi 39217

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  3. Millsaps College

    1701 N State St, Jackson, Mississippi 39210-0001

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  4. University of Mississippi Main Campus

    Oxford, Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Mississippi College

    200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, Mississippi 39058

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  6. Mississippi State University

    Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

    157 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Northeast Mississippi Community College

    101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, Mississippi 38829

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  8. Northwest Mississippi Community College

    4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714

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  9. University of Southern Mississippi

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

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  10. Tougaloo College

    500 W County Line Rd, Tougaloo, Mississippi 39174

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Physics Employment

Mississippi 130
National 16,860

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

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Mississippi

100 90 130 130 130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, physics is a growing field. 30 more physics professionals were working in Mississippi in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Mississippi, this field has grown by 30% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of physics professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Mississippi

$97,570 $97,710 $82,560 $84,000 $85,540
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Mississippi, as the number of physics professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physics professionals are decreasing. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $97,570 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $85,540 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Mississippi

10th percentile
$37,090
25th percentile
$69,080
50th percentile
$79,940
75th percentile
$100,900
90th percentile
$133,240

Thus, physics professionals' salaries declined by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In the state of Mississippi, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of physics. The pay differential between the highest paid physics professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 259%

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Mississippi

Biochemistry
$61,090
Biology
$57,902
Chemistry
$49,422
Electrical Engineering
$63,345
Math
$68,627
Mechanical Engineering
$60,142
Physics
$85,540

In Mississippi, physics professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in Mississippi

associate
3
bachelor
9
master
3
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total16

As the number of physics professionals is increasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited physics schools in Mississippi state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 35 physics graduates from physics courses in Mississippi and in 2010 there were 45 graduates.

Thus there was a 29% percent increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi. A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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