FINANCIAL AID RATE83%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO18:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE8
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$4,639
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Pearl River Community College (NWCC)
4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, MS
Pearl River Community College, located in Poplarville, Mississippi, began as Pearl River Country Agricultural High School which came into being in 1908 through a state law establishing several such institutions throughout the state. The school system was found to be in violation of the then separate but equal act, resulting in the closure of 17 of the twenty schools. PRCC's doors were kept open through private funding from citizens that allowed the school to operate until a new law could be passed that met the separate but equal laws standards. The school added freshman college courses to the school in 1921, followed by sophomore courses in 1925, making it the first community college in the state. Since that time the school has experienced period of growth over the years, resulting in changes to curriculum and facilities to accommodate increased enrollment and the need to modernize and refurbish facilities as well as new ones in order to provide an excellent educational environment for current and future students. Portion of the Poplarville Campus, including the colleges oldest structure, Moody Hall, had to be razed due to damage from Hurricane Katrina and concerns over student safety. Reconstruction has been stalled due to insurance issues.
Pearl River Community College offers a number of degree and certificate programs aimed at providing students with a solid education in a vocational or technical field, or to transfer to a four year institution to continue one's education. Career programs prepare students for entry into the workforce as professionals by assisting in the development of skills and abilities necessary to perform duties and tasks in a given field. Programs take between one and two years to complete, and the resulting degree or certificate demonstrates competency and training that allows for employment at the entry level.
Transfer programs complete the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education, followed by the submission of an application to a four year institution to transfer credits and complete one's bachelor's degree. Colleges and universities will each have separate requirements for transfer admissions so it is advised student meet with an academic counselor to develop a curriculum that best assists in fulfilling the requirements of the student's desired school or schools.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Pearl River Community College is a public two year institution that maintains and open enrollment policy that allows any student to enroll that meets the minimum requirements for admission and submits an application. Students should also provide previous educational records, including standardized test scores, and may be subject to a placement exam prior to registration. Students are encouraged to meet with a councilor to discuss program enrollment, future goals, and curriculum. Participation in student orientation is also recommended as it allows the student to prepare for campus life.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will provide the school with the information necessary to develop a financial aid package based on the financial needs of the student and their aid program eligibility. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants NWCC accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,300-$3,900
- Out-of-State: $5,600-$6,778
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $140-$170 per unit
- Out-of-State: $240-$290 per unit
- The average estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is listed to be around $5,600, the price includes nineteen meals each week
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||83%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||76%||$5,117|
|Receiving Student Loans||30%||$5,074|
Academics & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Pearl River Community College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Forrest County Center
- Dental Assistant Program
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Radiology Technician Program
Campus: Pearl River Community College
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1987)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Pearl River Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Pearl River Community College.
- Northshore Technical Community College - Sullivan in Lafayette, LA (19 miles away)
- Jones County Junior College in Jackson, MS (56 miles away)
- Southwest Mississippi Community College in Laurel, MS (62 miles away)
- Copiah - Lincoln Community College in Jackson, MS (78 miles away)
- John C Calhoun State Community College in Birmingham, AL (79 miles away)
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