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Hospitality Schools In Mississippi

Mississippi has 12 accredited hospitality schools where hospitality faculty who teach hospitality classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in hospitality in the state of Mississippi, which encompasses hospitality training at the following levels:


  1. Copiah-Lincoln Community College

    1001 Co-Lin Lane, Wesson, Mississippi 39191

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  2. Delta State University

    Hwy 8 West, Cleveland, Mississippi 38733

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  3. East Central Community College

    275 West Broad Street, Decatur, Mississippi 39327-0129

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  4. East Mississippi Community College

    1512 Kemper Street, Scooba, Mississippi 39358-0158

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  5. Hinds Community College

    505 East Main Street, Raymond, Mississippi 39154

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  6. Mississippi Delta Community College

    Hwy 3 and Cherry St, Moorhead, Mississippi 38761

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  7. University of Mississippi Main Campus

    Oxford, Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

    51 Main Street, Perkinston, Mississippi 39573

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  9. Northeast Mississippi Community College

    101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, Mississippi 38829

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  10. Northwest Mississippi Community College

    4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714

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  11. University of Southern Mississippi

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

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  12. Antonelli College in Hattiesburg

    1500 N 31st Ave, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

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Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Hospitality Employment

Mississippi 28,760
National 2,293,800

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

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In Mississippi

30,690 30,810 29,270 29,370 28,760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, hospitality is a shrinking field. There were 1,930 less hospitality professionals working in Mississippi in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of hospitality has shrunk by 6% in Mississippi. This is faster than the trend for hospitality professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of hospitality professionals has shrunk by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Hospitality VS. All Professions salaries in Mississippi

$24,881 $25,839 $27,277 $27,927 $28,914
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by hospitality professionals is increasing in Mississippi. In 2006 hospitality professionals made a mean salary of $24,881 per year, and in 2010 they made $28,914 per year.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Mississippi

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Thus, there was a 14% growth in hospitality professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of hospitality, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid hospitality professionals earning 113% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Mississippi state.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Mississippi

Hotel Management

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of hospitality professionals is decreasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the 12 accredited hospitality schools in Mississippi state is increasing. In 2006 there were 36 hospitality graduates from hospitality courses in Mississippi and in 2010 there were 133 graduates.

This represents a 269% increase in the number of hospitality degree or certificate school graduates in Mississippi state. 71% of these graduates received an associate's degree in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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