Community Colleges in Mississippi


Colleges

List of Top Community Colleges in Mississippi

1. Coahoma Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1924
Website : www.coahomacc.edu
No. of Students : 1,828
Contact No : (662)627-2571

PROFILE:

Coahoma Community College, located in the northwest corner of the rural Mississippi Delta, is an accredited, public, comprehensive, two-year institution of higher learning dedicated to serving Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Tallahatchie, and Tunica counties and beyond. Serving as a catalyst for economic and community development, Coahoma Community College provides accessible, affordable, diverse, and quality educational opportunities and services that foster a nurturing teaching and learning environment, promote intellectual and work readiness skills, support personal and professional growth, and prepare students to enter the job market or transfer to a college or university.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Art
Business and Computer Information Systems
English and Foreign Language
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Math and Science
Music
Social Science, Education, and Psychology

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 3240 Friars Point Road, Clarksdale, MS 38614

ADMISSIONS:

A first-time entering student seeking admission to the college should provide an official transcript bearing the principal’s/registrar’s signature, date of graduation (if applicable) and the school seal. For a form to use to request that an official transcript be sent to Coahoma Community College, please click here. Students who have passed the General Education Test must submit an official transcript of the General Education Diploma (GED) scores.

FINANCIAL AID:

Students wishing to receive federal student aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please designate Coahoma Community College School Code 002401 as a recipient to receive the data.

2. Copiah-Lincoln Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.colin.edu
Contact No : (601)643-5101

PROFILE:

Copiah-Lincoln Community College is to provide educational programs, economic development services, cultural and recreational opportunities through quality instruction and high expectations and service in a safe, student-centered environment. It is to become a leader in education, providing comprehensive, quality learning experiences in a nurturing environment.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Associate Degree Nursing
Career-Technical Education
Developmental Education
Division of Business
Division of Fine Arts
Division of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Division of Humanities
Division of Mathematics & Computer Science
Division of Science
Division of Social Science

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Co-Lin, P.O. Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191.

ADMISSIONS:

The Office of Admissions and Records serves students, faculty and staff of the college by providing convenient and accessible services regarding the admissions process, records, transcript request, graduation, and grading. Please contact them if they can be of assistance to you.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office at Copiah-Lincoln administers a variety of programs designed to assist students and their families in meeting the cost to attend Copiah-Lincoln. Financial aid is divided into four major categories: scholarships, grants, part-time employment, and loans.

3. East Central Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.eccc.edu
Contact No : (601)635-6202

PROFILE:

East Central Community College, is a public, open-access, comprehensive, two-year institution of higher education that provides university transfer education, distance education opportunities, career-technical programs, workforce development services, and basic skills offerings to meet the educational and training needs of the residents of Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Winston counties located in east central Mississippi.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

University Transfer Programs/Academic Concentrations
Workforce Education
Healthcare Education

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

15738 Hwy 15 South, P.O. Box 129, Decatur, Mississippi 39327

ADMISSIONS:

Whether you are a high school graduate ready to begin your college experience, a transfer student from another institution, or a full-time employee interested in returning to college, East Central Community College can help you reach your educational goals! ECCC is an open enrollment two-year institution that offers both academic and career-technical programs of study.

FINANCIAL AID:

All students who are planning to attend college in 2014-15 must complete the financial aid application process as soon as possible after January 1. Returning students must reapply for financial aid each academic year.

4. East Mississippi Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1927
Website : www.eastms.edu
No. of Students : 5,500
Contact No : (662)476-5000

PROFILE:

East Mississippi Community College establishes the standard of excellence for comprehensive community colleges in Mississippi. It is a public community college serving six counties in East Central Mississippi, offering university-parallel programs, career-technical programs, and workforce programs. EMCC is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our students, our community and our personnel through instructional opportunities, with specific focus on a healthy mind, body and spirit.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Humanities & Fine Arts programs
Mathematics & Science programs
Social Science & Business programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

1512 Kemper Street, PO Box 158, Scooba, MS 39358

FINANCIAL AID:

East Mississippi Community College believes that qualified students should not be denied an education because of financial need. To meet this commitment, EMCC offers assistance to students from a number of financial aid programs — including scholarships, grants, loans and campus employment.

5. Hinds Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1970
Website : www.hindscc.edu
No. of Students : 32,000
Contact No : 1.800.HINDSCC
E-Mail : info@hindscc.edu

PROFILE:

Hinds Community College, a public, comprehensive community college, is to offer pertinent and diverse educational programs and services for persons with various interests and abilities by: Providing academic (college transfer) programs that parallel the first two years of four-year college studies & so on

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Agriculture
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry/Physics/Computer Science
Education/Reading
English/Modern Foreign Languages
Health/Physical Education
History/Philosophy/Political Science
Family and Consumer Science
Mathematics
Music
Psychology/Sociology/Criminal Justice
Speech/Dance/Theater
Nursing
Aviation

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Hinds Community College, P.O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154

ADMISSIONS:

The District Office of Admissions and Records serves the students, alumni, faculty and staff of the college by providing convenient and accessible services regarding admissions processes, grading, records, and graduation.

FINANCIAL AID:

About 85 percent of the Hinds student body receives financial aid in the form of grants, loans, work-study and scholarships.

6. Jones County Junior College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1927
Website : www.jcjc.edu
No. of Students : 3,794
Contact No : (601) 477-4000

PROFILE:

Jones County Junior College (JCJC) is an open door, two-year institution granting Associate in Arts (AA) degrees, Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, and Vocational Certificates. Its purpose is to provide programs and support services consistent with the ideals of a democratic society to meet the educational needs of students and communities in the Jones County Junior College District and surrounding areas. Jones County Junior College will inspire greatness by providing educational opportunities for its students, employees, and surrounding communities. Jones will be the college of choice for students, businesses, and the community for developing relationships, maximizing potential, and improving the quality of life of all associated with the college.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administrative Communication
Associate Degree Nursing
Agricultural Science & Poultry Science
Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics
Athletic Training
Automotive Technology
Bachelor of Art
Bachelor of Music
Biological Sciences
Biology Education
Business Administration Programs
Business Management
Business Technology Education & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Jones County Junior College, 900 South Court Street Ellisville, MS 39437

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions and Records Office offers many services to Jones students and those persons interested in attending Jones. They hope that you will find everything that you need here concerning admissions to JCJC. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them.

FINANCIAL AID:

Jones County Junior College electronic financial aid office has a variety of programs are available to assist students with the cost of attending college. This website provides valuable information to help students and parents understand the financial aid programs available.

7. Meridian Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.meridiancc.edu
Contact No : (601)483-8241

PROFILE:

Meridian Community College is a public institution of higher learning dedicated to improving the quality of life in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, and surrounding areas. Through campus-based and distance education programming, MCC serves a diverse student population and accomplishes its mission by providing equal access to: Courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree and/or transfer to senior colleges and universities Associate of Applied Science Degree and occupational certificate programs, and customized workforce training, leading to entry-level and/or enhanced employment opportunities Continuing education courses designed for personal and/or professional enrichment, student support services, cultural enrichment events, and adult basic and developmental education programs designed to equip students for expanded opportunities. It is a college that’s just the right size. They’re big enough to offer you a complete college experience, both curricular and extracurricular. Yet, they’re small enough to insur that their students don’t get lost in the crowd. At MCC, they don’t think of their students as numbers in a computer. They think of them and treat them as members of their family.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Business
Emergency Services
Health Education
Industrial Technology
Nursing

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Meridian Community College, 910 Highway 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307

ADMISSIONS:

Meridian Community College ascribes to an “open admissions” policy consistent with all appertaining laws. Students seeking admission to MCC must submit the following: A completed Application for Admission., An official high school transcript. This transcript must show the date of graduation and the principal’s signature……….

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office is located on the first floor of Ivy Hall. The College participates in a variety of financial aid programs in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment to eligible students. Administration of all aid is subject to available institutional funds at the time of application. As federal regulations are a continuous process.

8. Mississippi Delta Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1926
Website : www.msdelta.edu
Contact No : (662)246-MDCC
E-Mail : admissions@msdelta.edu

PROFILE:

Mississippi Delta Community College to provide quality educational experiences that include intellectual, academic, career, technical, social, cultural, and recreational learning opportunities, at a nominal cost, to those who qualify for the courses of study and programs offered.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Mississippi Delta Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to awards the Associate of Arts Degree, the Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificates.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Hwy 3 & Cherry St., Moorhead, MS 38761

ADMISSIONS:

Applications for admission to Mississippi Delta Community College should be submitted to the Director of Admissions and Records. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange to have his/her record of high school or college credits (mailed directly from the school to MDCC) and other documents required for admission submitted in advance of registration.

FINANCIAL AID:

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) offers a comprehensive program of financial aid to assist students in obtaining a college education. To be eligible for federal and/or state financial aid or an institutional scholarship, a student must be enrolled in courses which can be applied toward a college degree or certificate (A.A., A.A.S.,or Career certificate.) The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the foundation for all financial aid at MDCC. Students applying for federal, state, and institutional aid (including Foundation Scholarships) at MDCC should first apply for federal financial aid.

9. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1972
Website : www.mgccc.edu
Contact No : (228)897-4360

PROFILE:

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, an educational institution that has been committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives every day for 100 years! As one of the Top 100 associate degree-producing community colleges in the nation, they are proud to serve the four-county district of Jackson, George, Harrison and Stone counties.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic/University Parallel Programs
Career/Technical Programs
Healthcare Programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

10298 Express Dr., Gulfport, MS 39503

ADMISSIONS:

Submit application: Online, Printable (PDF)
Submit official transcript from high school or colleges attended, or GED (PDF)
Submit ACT score report to campus, or schedule assessment test
Attend orientation, if required
Complete other specific requirements by student type (i.e. transfer, incoming freshman.)

FINANCIAL AID:

MGCCC administers federal, state, institutional and outside financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, work programs, and loans. Some aid programs require that you demonstrate financial need.

10. Northeast Mississippi Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.nemcc.edu
Contact No : (662)720-7591
E-Mail : www.nemcc.edu

PROFILE:

The Northeast Mississippi Community College Development Foundation, Inc., which is a non-profit corporation, has worked and will continue working to strengthen the college through its private fund raising efforts. The Northeast Development Foundation works to solicit and receive gifts to support students, faculty and administration at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Agriculture
Agriculture Science
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Business Information Systems
Chemistry & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Northeast Mississippi Community College; 101 Cunningham Blvd. Booneville, MS 38829.

FINANCIAL AID:

Northeast Mississippi Community College participates in the following U.S. Office of Education programs of student assistance: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program, Federal Work Study, and Federal Family Education Loan Program.Students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an approved postsecondary educational institution and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for assistance under the U.S. Office of Education student assistance programs. There are many sources of aid for students.

11. Northwest Mississippi Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.northwestms.edu
Contact No : (662)562-3200

PROFILE:

Northwest Mississippi Community College is to provide the students of its eleven-county district and beyond with opportunities for obtaining affordable quality education to meet their diverse needs. The comprehensive community and technical college offers students educational experiences through traditional campus-based and distance learning opportunities. Northwest is committed to achieving the following goals: to promote excellence in educational programs; to maintain quality educational support services; to continue responsive administrative processes; to ensure efficient use of financial and physical resources; and to assure institutional effectiveness.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Division of Business
Division of Education
Division of Fine Arts
Division of Languages & Comms.
Division of Mathematics
Division of Natural Sciences
Division of Nursing
Division of Social Science

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668-1701

ADMISSIONS:

Although Northwest has an “open door” admissions policy, there are procedures all students must follow in order to receive a Certificate of Admission. The following must be on file in the Registrar’s Office before registration: A completed admissions application, An official copy of ACT or SAT scores (ACT required for Mississippi residents)……………

FINANCIAL AID:

There is some type of aid for everyone. The only way to determine which type of aid each student is eligible for is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If a student is not eligible for the Pell grant, he/she could be eligible for other types of aid awarded by Northwest Mississippi Community College. In order for the Financial Aid Office to determine which type of other aid the students are eligible for such as loans, work-study, etc., the Financial Aid Office has to have a completed current FAFSA on file.

12. Pearl River Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1909
Website : www.prcc.edu
Contact No : (601)403-1000.

PROFILE:

Pearl River Community College proudly offers academic, vocational and continuing education programs that improve quality of life for its students. It offers on-campus housing to give students a taste of college life experience, while vocational programs allow individuals to chase their career goals. Located in Poplarville, Mississippi with extension centers in Hattiesburg, MS and Waveland, MS, Pearl River Community College offers nearby natural beauty and a great environment for studying.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Fine Arts & Communication
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Humanities & Social Sciences
Nursing Education
Science, Mathematics, and Business

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Pearl River Community College., PRCC, 101 Highway 11 North, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470.

ADMISSIONS:

Pearl River Community College adheres to an “open admissions” policy consistent with all appertaining laws. The College embraces the philosophy that students be provided the opportunities for learning experiences, e.g. developmental courses, counseling, tutorial assistance, etc., that will help the individual student to succeed in achieving educational goals. PRCC utilizes relevant diagnostic instruments to determine the strengths and needs of students in order to assist in the selection of the most appropriate program options to help student success. There are no programs designed for transfer to senior institutions that require a minimum ACT score for admission.

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial assistance programs are designed to assist students who are seeking a certificate or degree from the institution they are attending in meeting the costs of their education. Pearl River Community College offers a variety of programs from federal, state, institutional, and private sources. It is important that students understand the policies regarding the assistance awarded to them and that they are award of the financial aid and academic requirements for retaining eligibility for their aid.

13. Southwest Mississippi Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1908
Website : www.smcc.edu
Contact No : (601)276-2000

PROFILE:

Southwest Mississippi Community College provides academic, career, and continuing education, meeting the diverse needs of the population at a reasonable cost. SMCC provides community services and promotes economic development through consultative and workforce training.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Career-Technical
  • Humanities/FineArts
  • Math/science
  • Music & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Southwest Mississippi Community College, 1156 College Drive, Summit, MS 39666

ADMISSIONS:

Students interested in the Associate Degree Nursing or a Career-Technical program may be required to submit additional applications/documentation to those offices as well. High school students seeking dual enrollment should also submit a letter of recommendation from either their principal or counselor.

FINANCIAL AID:

Southwest MS Community College is a low-cost, locally controlled institution; therefore, students wishing to attend should not let financial reasons prevent them from doing so. Through one or a combination of aid, all students having need should be able to acquire the necessary funds.