PayScale's 2016-2017 College Salary Report has data for graduates with bachelor's degrees from eight schools in Mississippi. Mississippi is famous for schools like Mississippi State University, Mississippi College and University of Mississippi.
MSU is almost always near the top of the list when ranking Mississippi colleges by graduate salary. It's also the largest school, with 17,820 undergrad students enrolled.
Graduates from Ole Miss are fiercely loyal to their sports teams and their school; 83 percent encourage others to attend.
Mississippi College, known for its school of law, and Belhaven University are two private schools on the list. Both have under 4,000 students, but Mississippi University for Women has the smallest undergraduate population, with 3,222 students.
Nicknamed the Magnolia State, 60 percent of Mississippi is forest, and there are over 100 species of trees. It makes sense that forestry is one of top industries in the state. Graduates who stay in the state also work for companies such as Nissan, Baptist Health Foundation, and the Port Authority.