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Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities in Mississippi

Find a directory of Mississippi's career schools, colleges, universities, and career and job-related training programs available in Mississippi. Each program from a Mississippi Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. The programs are designed to get you work-ready, equipped with the practical knowledge, and the competence needed to obtain a competitive career in Mississippi.

At career colleges in Mississippi, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

Career Education in Mississippi Cities:

Mississippi Career-Focused Degree Programs

Attend one of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College campuses for workforce training or academic transfer preparation, or go to Ole Miss. Seek career education in the Magnolia State and find choices.

Mississippi education: fertile as the delta soil

According to the Mississippi Economic Council, by 2018, 54 percent of the state's jobs will require some degree or vocational training outside of a high school diploma. Mississippi colleges can provide advanced education in your chosen degree program. Mississippi is home to eight private colleges, 10 public universities and 16 community colleges from which to choose. Don't forget about Mississippi vocational schools and trade programs, which are an affordable resource to kick start your career.

Mississippi colleges and universities

Thd diverse Mississippi college and university student bodies vary from more than 3,500 students to just shy of 20,000. Expect to pay around $4,900 to around $29,000 per year to attend public or private universities and colleges in ""The Magnolia State."" Mississippi career schools offer attendees financial aid programs to state residents. One of the most popular is the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant/Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MTAG/MESG) lead. Various scholarships and low-interest loans are also avaiable. Mississippi technical schools, vocational schools and training programs offer students one- to two-year certificate and associate degree programs that focus on topics ranging from business and art to health and dental services.

  • University of Mississippi: Located in Oxford, ""Old Miss"" has renowned liberal arts degree programs and a celebrate football team.
  • Students applying to Mississippi State University in rural Starkville can choose from more than 160 academic degree programs, notably engineering, business and education.
  • Mississippi College is a private Christian college with only 3,107 students, most of them female.
  • Jackson State University is an historically African-American university that houses six colleges dedicated to lifelong learning, public service and science, business, education and human development, liberal arts, engineering and technology.

After cap and gown: Graduating from Mississippi colleges and universities

Metropolitan areas such as Biloxi-Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Jackson and Pascagoula offer the most prospects for jobs in Mississippi. The U.S. Census Bureau in Mississippi reported the median annual income was $36,764 in 2009. Highest earning occupations in 2010 included health care practitioners and technicians, management and legal. In health care, the top earners were obstetricians, physicians and surgeons.

Following graduation, you may consider many different careers in Mississippi's top industries, including petroleum and coal products manufacturing, transportation equipment manufacturing, food manufacturing and chemical manufacturing. Top companies in Mississippi are these five:

  1. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
  2. Ergon
  3. FNC, Inc.
  4. Gold Strike Resort and Casino - Tunica
  5. Hancock Fabrics

Employment projections for Mississippi through 2018 show 53 percent growth in home health aides. Environmental engineering technicians will increase in numbers by 43 percent. Fitness and aerobic trainers, computer software engineers and aircraft assemblers follow suit.

Living in 'Dixie'

Mississippi living has everything you need to start your journey. In addition to professional potential, the urban settings also offer cultural and epicurean delights. In addition to terrain that changes from rolling hills to sandy beaches, you find acres of forest, rivers and wildlife. The temperate Mississippi climate offers an average annual temperature of 65 degrees, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, who enjoy year-round golf, hiking, boating, hunting and fishing. Battlefields and historical museums throughout Mississippi feature Civil War displays. Music, literature and art are inherent characteristics of towns and cities in Mississippi, the birthplace of blues, gospel and rock 'n' roll,

Author: Heather Bieber

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