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2020 Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Mississippi

Health & Physical Education is a popular major and Mississippi is the 20th most popular state for students studying this major. 1,030 of the 63,893 Health & Physical Education degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in Mississippi. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Mississippi ranking analyzed 6 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for Health & Physical Education students in Mississippi.

Choosing a Great Health & Physical Education School

Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Mississippi Your choice of health and physical education school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

Health & Physical Education graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent health and physical education graduates from Mississippi colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $24,350 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Health & Physical Education students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other health and physical education students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized health and physical education related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Health & Physical Education students in Mississippi.

Best Schools to Study Health & Physical Education in Mississippi

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for health and physical education majors.

Best Phys Ed Colleges in Mississippi

#1

University of Mississippi

University, MS

University of Mississippi is a good decision for individuals interested in a Health & Physical Education major. Ole Miss is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of University.

For those interested in something more advanced, Ole Miss also offers 2 different higher degree levels in health and physical education, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. After getting their bachelor's degree, phys ed students generally make an average of $22,600 in their early careers.

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#2

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Mississippi College is one of the finest schools in the country for health and physical education. Located in the suburb Clinton, MC is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, MC offers a Master's Degree in health and physical education. Health & Physical Education students from Mississippi College receive an earnings boost of around $3,720 over the average earnings of health and physical education majors.

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University of Southern Mississippi is a great choice for students interested in a Health & Physical Education major. Located in the small city Hattiesburg, Southern Miss is a public school with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Southern Miss also offers 3 different higher degree levels in health and physical education, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who complete this degree state that they receive average early career income of $25,300.

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#4

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

William Carey University is a great choice for students pursuing a Health & Physical Education major. William Carey University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Hattiesburg.

Grads of the phys ed program state that they receive average early career income of $22,200.

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#5

Belhaven University

Jackson, MS

Located in the midsize city Jackson, Belhaven is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Belhaven also offers 2 different higher degree levels in health and physical education, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, phys ed students usually make about $21,700 at the beginning of their careers.

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Located in the town Columbus, MUW is a public school with a small student population.More…

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Best Health & Physical Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Health & Physical Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 300 1,643
Florida 291 2,023
Virginia 289 1,353
North Carolina 286 2,828
Tennessee 266 2,265
Kentucky 257 936
South Carolina 254 967
Louisiana 254 734
Alabama 250 569
Arkansas 249 701
West Virginia 222 902

One of 4 majors within the Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies area of study, Health & Physical Education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Recreation Administration 4,172
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 3,541
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 275
Outdoor Education 235

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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 Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis.

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