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Journalism Schools In Mississippi

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


  1. Copiah-Lincoln Community College

    1001 Co-Lin Lane, Wesson, Mississippi 39191

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

    Hwy 8 West, Cleveland, Mississippi 38733

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  3. Hinds Community College

    505 East Main Street, Raymond, Mississippi 39154

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  4. Itawamba Community College

    602 W Hill St, Fulton, Mississippi 38843-1099

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  5. University of Mississippi Main Campus

    Oxford, Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Northeast Mississippi Community College

    101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, Mississippi 38829

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Northwest Mississippi Community College

    4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714

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  8. Rust College

    150 Rust Ave, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635

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  9. University of Southern Mississippi

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

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  10. William Carey University

    498 Tuscan Ave, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-5499

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Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Journalism Employment

Mississippi 690
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Mississippi

630 710 710 760 690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, journalism is a growing field. In 2010 there were 60 more journalism professionals working in Mississippi than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of journalism professionals has grown by 10%. This is slower than the trend for journalism professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in Mississippi

$32,643 $36,307 $39,553 $42,263 $46,103
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of journalism professionals is growing, the salaries paid to journalism professionals are increasing in Mississippi. The mean salary for journalism professionals in 2006 was $32,643 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,103 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Mississippi

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Thus, journalism professionals' salaries grew by 29% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid journalism professionals earning 346% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Mississippi state.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Mississippi

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of journalism professionals is increasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited journalism schools in Mississippi state is also increasing. In Mississippi, there were 140 graduates in 2006. And there were 177 graduates from journalism courses in 2010.

This represents a 26% increase in the number of journalism degree or certificate school graduates in Mississippi state. Most of these graduates, or 46%, earned a associate's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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