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Public Health Schools In Mississippi

Mississippi has 4 accredited public health schools where public health faculty who teach public health classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the public health academic community in Mississippi, and the future trends in public health training at the following levels:


  1. Jackson State University

    1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, Mississippi 39217

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Mississippi Valley State University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Mississippi College

    200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, Mississippi 39058

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Southern Mississippi

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

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Public Health Employment

Mississippi 4,740
National 484,220

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

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In Mississippi

3,440 3,520 4,180 4,630 4,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, public health is a growing field. In Mississippi, 1,300 more public health professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Mississippi, this field has grown by 38% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for public health professionals which shows a 19% increase in the number of public health professionals working around the nation.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in Mississippi

$45,937 $47,967 $48,670 $50,223 $50,983
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to public health professionals are growing in Mississippi. The mean salary for public health professionals in 2006 was $45,937 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $50,983 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Mississippi

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 10% growth in public health professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of public health, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid public health professionals earning 163% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Mississippi state.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in Mississippi

Emergency Management
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

Public health professionals in Mississippi earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of public health professionals is increasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited public health schools in Mississippi state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 80 public health graduates from public health courses in Mississippi and in 2010 there were 119 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi by 49%. Most of these graduates, or 57%, earned a master's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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