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Mississippi Schools

The field of academia is a thriving field in Mississippi. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the academic community in Mississippi, and the future trends.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Mississippi By Profession

2,614 2,209 2,288 2,406
61 57 61 70
1,297 1,326 1,389 1,394
915 911 928 991
989 936 920 930
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

From 2006 to 2009, the number of higher education faculty at the 63 colleges and universities in Mississippi shrunk from 5,876 members to 5,791.

This shows a 1% decrease in the number of higher institution faculty in Mississippi.

Average faculty salaries in Mississippi

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

The average salary of higher education faculty in Mississippi is $49,651 per year. This is less than faculty salaries in the rest of the country, which average $57,293 per year. And in Mississippi male faculty earn more than female faculty. There is a 2% difference in salaries.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Mississippi

No data at this time.

Of Mississippi's 4,152 higher education faculty members, 41% have tenure and 32% are on the tenure track.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Mississippi by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Mississippi Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 2.77% 5.35% 8.7%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Mississippi
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in Mississippi the number of part-time faculty has grown from 2006 to 2009 by 9%. Similarly, the number of full-time faculty in the state has also grown by 9%. This shows that in academia in Mississippi, working full-time is becoming more popular.

National Vs. Mississippi Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 4.03% 5.89% 8.57%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Mississippi
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Mississippi

No data at this time.

In 2009 22% of part-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background. While as many as 22% of full-time faculty in Mississippi identified themselves as being from a minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Mississippi

No data at this time.

National Vs. Mississippi Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 4.92% 7.89% 13.32%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Mississippi
  • Yellow: National

The total number of ethnic or racial minority faculty in Mississippi state increased by 11% from 2006 to 2009. National statistics are consistent with this. Nationally, 788,996 higher education faculty were working in 2006. Of these, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background. And in 2009, 855,625 faculty were working around the nation. 151,691 of these were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Mississippi by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Mississippi by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Mississippi Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 2.68% 3.18% 6.44%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Mississippi
  • Light Blue: National

Just as the percentage of ethnic or racial minorities has increased in academia in Mississippi, the percentage of women has also increased. This is consistent with national trends, which show that the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2009.

National Vs. Mississippi Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 3.46% 8.24% 11.42%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Mississippi
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Mississippi Faculty employment by Gender

National Mississippi
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 41%
Women 59%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Mississippi


Inconsistent with the decline in the number of collegiate-level faculty in Mississippi, the number of students studying in institutions of higher learning has increased in the state.

Currently in Mississippi, there are 156,321 undergraduate students and 18,631 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Mississippi

8349 8396 8561 8811 9419
11282 11264 11578 11526 12024
377 415 870 1016 1129
3870 3852 3934 4073 4112
2802 2882 2715 2761 4012
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Mississippi


In 2009, in Mississippi, 11,081 students graduated from institutions of higher learning. Of these students, 39% graduated from bachelor's degree programs, while 17% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Mississippi


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Mississippi.

Retention rates in Mississippi

Returning Students 65%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Mississippi state, 65 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 45 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. This is consistent with national trends show a retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Mississippi

Graduation Students 45%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Mississippi Students By Gender

National Mississippi
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 38%
Women 62%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Mississippi is diverse. 62% of the 174,952 students studying in the state's colleges and universities are female. Approximately 42% of Mississippi's students identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. In the US, as a whole, 58% of the student population is female. And approximately 28% belong to a racial or ethnic minority.

National Vs. Mississippi Students Minorities

National Mississippi
Minorities 29%
Minorities 42%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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  1. Mississippi Teaching Schools55,264 Employed
  2. Mississippi Business Schools50,078 Employed
  3. Mississippi Engineering Schools22,847 Employed
  4. Mississippi Law Schools16,321 Employed
  5. Mississippi Management Schools16,024 Employed
  6. Mississippi Biology Schools14,095 Employed
  7. Mississippi Information Systems Schools13,909 Employed
  8. Mississippi Educational Leadership Schools13,274 Employed
  9. Mississippi Music Schools12,837 Employed
  10. Mississippi Liberal Arts Schools11,587 Employed
  11. Mississippi Art Schools11,124 Employed
  12. Mississippi Finance Schools10,659 Employed
  13. Mississippi Psychology Schools10,326 Employed
  14. Mississippi Chemistry Schools9,269 Employed
  15. Mississippi Math Schools9,258 Employed
  16. Mississippi Marketing Schools8,914 Employed
  17. Mississippi Accounting Schools8,747 Employed
  18. Mississippi Special Education Schools8,686 Employed
  19. Mississippi Elementary Education Schools8,622 Employed
  20. Mississippi Architecture Schools8,456 Employed
  21. Mississippi English Schools8,112 Employed
  22. Mississippi Nursing Schools7,945 Employed
  23. Mississippi Criminal Justice Schools7,711 Employed
  24. Mississippi Business Administration Schools7,710 Employed
  25. Mississippi Counseling Schools7,573 Employed
  26. Mississippi Information Technology Schools6,730 Employed
  27. Mississippi History Schools6,665 Employed
  28. Mississippi MBA Schools6,368 Employed
  29. Mississippi BSN Schools6,318 Employed
  30. Mississippi Forensic Nursing Schools6,318 Employed
  31. Mississippi RN to BSN Schools6,318 Employed
  32. Mississippi Human Services Schools6,232 Employed
  33. Mississippi Political Science Schools6,218 Employed
  34. Mississippi Forestry Schools6,079 Employed
  35. Mississippi Hospitality Schools5,857 Employed
  36. Mississippi Social Work Schools5,854 Employed
  37. Mississippi Sociology Schools5,420 Employed
  38. Mississippi Communications Schools5,369 Employed
  39. Mississippi Nutrition Schools5,244 Employed
  40. Mississippi Physics Schools5,217 Employed
  41. Mississippi Speech Therapy Schools5,177 Employed
  42. Mississippi Paralegal Schools4,977 Employed
  43. Mississippi Computer Networking Schools4,840 Employed
  44. Mississippi Health Science Schools4,820 Employed
  45. Mississippi Electrical Engineering Schools4,397 Employed
  46. Mississippi Property Management Schools4,355 Employed
  47. Mississippi Journalism Schools4,315 Employed
  48. Mississippi Design Schools4,088 Employed
  49. Mississippi Visual Communications Schools3,925 Employed
  50. Mississippi Theology Schools3,532 Employed
  51. Mississippi Veterinary Schools3,351 Employed
  52. Mississippi Drafting Schools3,333 Employed
  53. Mississippi Occupational Therapy Schools3,272 Employed
  54. Mississippi Biochemistry Schools3,186 Employed
  55. Mississippi Healthcare Management Schools3,178 Employed
  56. Mississippi Civil Engineering Schools3,113 Employed
  57. Mississippi Computer Programming Schools3,039 Employed
  58. Mississippi Physical Therapy Schools3,013 Employed
  59. Mississippi Construction Management Schools2,935 Employed
  60. Mississippi Health Information Management Schools2,933 Employed
  61. Mississippi Public Administration Schools2,890 Employed
  62. Mississippi Computer Engineering Schools2,736 Employed
  63. Mississippi Radiology Technology Schools2,721 Employed
  64. Mississippi Dental Hygienist Schools2,707 Employed
  65. Mississippi Advertising Schools2,696 Employed
  66. Mississippi Public Relations Schools2,696 Employed
  67. Mississippi Surgical Technology Schools2,605 Employed
  68. Mississippi Respiratory Therapy Schools2,574 Employed
  69. Mississippi Graphic Design Schools2,493 Employed
  70. Mississippi Risk Management Schools2,239 Employed
  71. Mississippi Fashion Marketing Schools2,230 Employed
  72. Mississippi Hotel Management Schools2,085 Employed
  73. Mississippi Sports Management Schools2,083 Employed
  74. Mississippi Culinary Schools2,057 Employed
  75. Mississippi Human Resources Schools2,018 Employed
  76. Mississippi Mechanical Engineering Schools1,970 Employed
  77. Mississippi Public Health Schools1,912 Employed
  78. Mississippi Computer Science Schools1,881 Employed
  79. Mississippi Sports Medicine Schools1,718 Employed
  80. Mississippi X Ray Technician Schools1,716 Employed
  81. Mississippi Early Childhood Education Schools1,667 Employed
  82. Mississippi Carpentry Schools1,645 Employed
  83. Mississippi Fashion Design Schools1,609 Employed
  84. Mississippi Court Reporter Schools1,590 Employed
  85. Mississippi Fashion Schools1,577 Employed
  86. Mississippi Fashion Merchandising Schools1,577 Employed
  87. Mississippi International Business Schools1,408 Employed
  88. Mississippi Physical Therapy Assistant Schools1,335 Employed
  89. Mississippi Healthcare Administration Schools1,305 Employed
  90. Mississippi Forensic Science Schools1,272 Employed
  91. Mississippi Medical Coding Schools1,257 Employed
  92. Mississippi Sonography Schools1,092 Employed
  93. Mississippi Ultrasound Technology Schools1,092 Employed
  94. Mississippi Creative Writing Schools1,089 Employed
  95. Mississippi Health Information Schools1,078 Employed
  96. Mississippi Biomedical Engineering Schools1,033 Employed
  97. Mississippi School Psychology Schools1,033 Employed
  98. Mississippi Interior Design Schools1,000 Employed
  99. Mississippi Business Management Schools809 Employed
  100. Mississippi Web Design Schools716 Employed
  101. Mississippi Clinical Psychology Schools488 Employed
  102. Mississippi Small Business Schools488 Employed
  103. Mississippi Supply Chain Management Schools479 Employed
  104. Mississippi Mental Health Schools300 Employed
  105. Mississippi Restaurant Management Schools272 Employed
  106. Mississippi Christian Counseling Schools171 Employed
  107. Mississippi Gerontology Schools171 Employed
  108. Mississippi Music Therapy Schools171 Employed
  109. Mississippi Organizational Psychology Schools171 Employed
  110. Mississippi Fire Science Schools92 Employed
  111. Mississippi Homeland Security Schools92 Employed
  112. Mississippi Web Development Schools88 Employed
  113. Mississippi Medical Billing Schools26 Employed
  114. Mississippi Ministry Schools0 Employed

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