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Economics Schools in Mississippi

63 students earned Economics degrees in Mississippi in the 2020-2021 year.

In terms of popularity, Economics is the 12th most popular major in the state out of a total 22 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in Mississippi

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 49
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 11
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 11
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 11
Master’s Degree 3

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.8%
  • Black or African American: 30.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.6%
  • White: 46.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 15.9%
  • Other Races: 1.6%

Jobs for Economics Grads in Mississippi

There are 3,780 people in the state and 1,144,130 people in the nation working in economics jobs.


Wages for Economics Jobs in Mississippi

A typical salary for a economics grad in the state is $75,450, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.


There are 5 colleges in Mississippi that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:


Tougaloo College

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
775 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $13,382. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 74% are considered full time. 100% of students get financical aid.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
21,014 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $38,763 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 85%. It takes the average student 4.34 years to graduate.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
14,606 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 7.60% which is lower than average.


Millsaps College

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
712 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.20%. The full-time teacher rate is 80%. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.


Mississippi State University

Mississippi State
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
22,986 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. The 6.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,538 after earning their degree at this institution.

Economics Careers in MS

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title MS Job Growth MS Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 19% $40,080
Managers 6% $72,130
Economics Professors 0% $99,000
Economists 0% $65,410

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