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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in Mississippi

1,213 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,575 Avg Salary
$24,583 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in MississippiEducation is one of the most popular subjects to study in Mississippi. With 1,213 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 3rd out of all the majors we track. This means that 1.4% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. The education school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Education Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in Mississippi ranking, we looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Education Majors

After graduating, education majors that go to school in Mississippi go on to jobs making an average of $32,575 per year. That's not so great, since it is 18% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a education degree is $34,031. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in Mississippi  32,575
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65,200
Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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65,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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65,200

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in Mississippi

The highest paid education majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in Mississippi

#1

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Mississippi College landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the suburb of Clinton, MC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Mississippi State is a very large public school located in the town of Mississippi State.

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#3

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

William Carey University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the small city of Hattiesburg, William Carey University is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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University of Mississippi

University, MS

University of Mississippi landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Ole Miss is a very large public school located in the town of University.

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#5

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

Delta State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the town of Cleveland, Delta State University is a public college with a small student population.

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University of Southern Mississippi comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Southern Miss is a large public school located in the small city of Hattiesburg.

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#6

Belhaven University

Jackson, MS

Belhaven University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Jackson, Belhaven is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Mississippi University for Women comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Columbus, MUW is a public school with a small student population.

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Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS

Alcorn State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the rural area of Alcorn State, Alcorn State is a public college with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Jackson State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Jackson State is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Jackson.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Education Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Florida 34 4,383
Virginia 34 1,712
Georgia 33 2,694
North Carolina 32 2,584
West Virginia 32 586
Tennessee 32 1,699
South Carolina 32 1,665
Alabama 32 2,026
Louisiana 31 1,415
Kentucky 31 1,884
Arkansas 30 1,199

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 730
Teacher Education Subject Specific 317
Other Education 92
Special Education 47
Instructional Media Design 23

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 872
Communication & Journalism 778
Social Sciences 516
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 196
History 189

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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