Public Relations Schools In Mississippi

In Mississippi, there are 4 accredited schools where public relations classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Mississippi's public relations academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public relations includes public relations training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Public Relations
  • Bachelors degree in Public Relations
  • Masters degree in Public Relations


Schools

  1. Mississippi Valley State University

    14000 Highway 82 West, Itta Bena, Mississippi 38941-1400

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  2. Mississippi College

    200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, Mississippi 39058

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  3. Northwest Mississippi Community College

    4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714

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  4. University of Southern Mississippi

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

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Mississippi 280
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Mississippi.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Mississippi

240 290 340 370 280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, the field of public relations is growing. There were 40 more public relations professionals working in Mississippi in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 17% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the national trend for public relations professionals which shows a 21% increase in the number of public relations professionals working around the nation.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Mississippi

$49,750 $66,870 $60,910 $62,990 $63,040
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Mississippi, as the number of public relations professionals is growing, the salaries earned by public relations professionals are increasing. In 2006 public relations professionals made a mean salary of $49,750 per year, and in 2010 they made $63,040 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Mississippi

10th percentile
$33,940
25th percentile
$42,550
50th percentile
$57,440
75th percentile
$75,890
90th percentile
$94,840

This represents a growth in salaries of 21%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 179% pay differential between the highest paid public relations professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public relations in Mississippi.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Mississippi

Advertising
$52,938
Business Administration
$69,820
Business Management
$70,918
Communications
$35,887
Fashion Marketing
$50,910
Marketing
$70,580
Political Science
$62,900
Public Relations
$63,040

In Mississippi, public relations professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Public Relations programs available for each degree type for all schools in Mississippi

associate
1
bachelor
3
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total6

The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited public relations schools in Mississippi is increasing. In 2006 there were 47 public relations graduates from public relations courses in Mississippi and in 2010 there were 53 graduates.

Thus there was a 13% percent increase in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi. 50% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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