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Counseling Schools In Mississippi

There are 7 accredited counseling schools in Mississippi for faculty who teach counseling classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in counseling in the state of Mississippi, which encompasses counseling training at the following levels:


  1. Delta State University

    Hwy 8 West, Cleveland, Mississippi 38733

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

    1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, Mississippi 39217

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Mississippi Main Campus

    Oxford, Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848

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

    200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, Mississippi 39058

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Mississippi State University

    Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

    157 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Southern Mississippi

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

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. William Carey University

    498 Tuscan Ave, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-5499

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Counseling Employment

Mississippi 4,520
National 653,240

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

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Mississippi

3,870 4,010 4,170 4,370 4,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Counseling is a growing field in Mississippi. In 2010 there were 490 more counseling professionals working in Mississippi than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of counseling has grown by 13% in Mississippi. This is faster than the trend for counseling professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in Mississippi

$39,750 $41,270 $42,582 $42,738 $40,852
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to counseling professionals are growing in Mississippi. Counseling professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $39,750 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $40,852 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Mississippi

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This represents a 3% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Mississippi state, within the field of counseling, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid counseling professionals earn 139% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Mississippi

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

In Mississippi, counseling professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of counseling professionals is increasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited counseling schools in Mississippi state is decreasing. In Mississippi, there were 257 graduates in 2006. And there were 242 graduates from counseling courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi by 6%. A majority of these graduates, or 72%, graduated with an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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