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Accounting Schools in Mississippi

In 2018-2019, 1,063 students earned their Accounting degrees in MS.

In terms of popularity, Accounting is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 22 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in Mississippi

Accounting majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 628
Master’s Degree 234
Associate’s Degree 117
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 73
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 73
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 7
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

In Mississippi, a accounting major is more popular with women than with men.

Accounting Majors in MS Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of accounting majors in Mississippi is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 15.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.1%
  • White: 76.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.2%
  • Other Races: 2.0%
Accounting Majors in MS Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in Mississippi

25,550 people in the state and 4,307,910 in the nation are employed in jobs related to accounting.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. MS

Wages for Accounting Jobs in Mississippi

Accounting grads earn an average of $60,220 in the state and $78,820 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 23 colleges in Mississippi that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

417 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
22,456 Total Students

87% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending Ole Miss will pay a net price of $13,857. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State
139 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
21,974 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 86%. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $33,400 after graduation.

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
14,509 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. The 8.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
7,250 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 70% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, Jackson State grads earn an average salary of $25,100.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,950 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,677. The full-time teacher rate is 66%. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
5,103 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 7.30% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $31,700 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time.

#7

Millsaps College

Jackson
35 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
865 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. In their early career, Millsaps grads earn an average salary of $35,900.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,930 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,600 a year.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,094 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $3,666. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,521 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $4,086. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

Accounting Careers in MS

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title MS Job Growth MS Median Salary
Financial Managers 16% $89,070
Credit Analysts 8% $50,830
Budget Analysts 7% $61,330
Accountants and Auditors 6% $56,690
Financial Analysts 5% $70,030
Brokerage Clerks 4% $42,700
Tax Preparers 3% $22,490
Financial Examiners 0% $77,370
Statistical Assistants 0% $22,330
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents -2% $35,330
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks -3% $37,920
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks -4% $35,780

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to accounting.

Major Annual Graduates in MS
Business Administration & Management 2,442
Marketing 766
Business & Commerce 446
Business Support & Assistance 434
Finance & Financial Management 396
Hospitality Management 184
Human Resource Management 106
Management Information Systems 92

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