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As the thirty-second most populated state in the country, you would expect the state of Mississippi to have a strong community college system. The number of community colleges you will find in and adjacent to Mississippi hovers around twenty that span from Decatur and Meridian to Moorhead and Fulton. Enrollment numbers for these community college range from two thousand to over 12,000. Top ranked community colleges in Mississippi include Northwest Mississippi Community College, Hinds Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and Holmes Community College.

2021 Best Community Colleges in Mississippi

About
Copiah-Lincoln Community College, located in Wesson, Mississippi, was founded in 1915 as Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School. The school became a junior college in 1928, and since that time has grown in size and enrollment. The school serves multiple counties, and has opened several branch campuses and educational centers. The school provides post secondary education opportunities for residents of service community, and is constantly reviewing facilities and programs to ensure they offer the best service possible.

Academics
Students may pursue academic transfer and career training opportunities through a variety of programs offered through the school. Academic transfer is accomplished through the completion of a curriculum that mirror the first two years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a four year college or university to complete one's education and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs offer students an education in a high demand field or industry with the intention of finding long term employment in the that field or industry upon completion. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a degree or certificate upon completion.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Individuals interested in enrollment at Copiah-Lincoln Community College may do so through the completion and submission of the application for admission and the payment of all associated fees. Students should also provide previous transcripts and test scores, as well as be prepared for the possible taking of a placement exam prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which should be submitted prior to any posted deadlines.

Enrollment

3,094

Student to Faculty Ratio

20:1

East Mississippi Community College, located in Scooba, Mississippi, began its history as the Kemper County Agricultural High School in 1912. From the school emerged the East Mississippi Junior College in 1927, when the Mississippi Community College System began to form. Over time the school changed its name to the current one and expanded its educational offerings as well as establishing satellite campus in nearby counties and cities. The Scooba campus is the primary campus, with the Golden Triangle campus being host to most vocational programs.

Academics

East Mississippi Community College offered a large variety of programs across its multiple campuses. Some programs are geared toward transfer to four year institutions while others prepare students for career or vocational opportunities. The school offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Additionally adult and continuing education programs are in place for those who wish to return o school or require classes to remain up to date in their profession or renew their license.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrollment at EMCC should complete and submit the application along with all relevant documents, including high school transcripts. Students under the age of 21 must also submit their ACT scores. EMCC may also test individuals for class placement.

Financial aid is available to eligible students and is administered through the school's financial aid office. Eligibility is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are also required to obtain a Federal PIN number. Once obtained and completed, the resulting student aid report will be used to determine financial aid awards. Mississippi residents may also apply for state grants through the riseupms.com website.

Athletics

The EMCC Lion's participate in a variety of men's and women's sports:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rodeo
  • Cheerleading

Enrollment

4,000

Student to Faculty Ratio

19:1

Itawamba Community College (ICC) is located in Fulton, Mississippi.  ICC has two additional campuses located in Tupelo and Belden, Mississippi to better serve students in the area. With average class sizes of 20-35 students, class can be scheduled during the day, at night, on weekends, and online. Individual Program Accreditations:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • EMT / Paramedic Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care Technology
  • Surgical Technology
The Student Success Center (SSC) provides comprehensive programs and services for students to help them improve academic performance. Service provided include: free tutoring, open math labs, Success Seminars, test review sessions, and a success monitoring program. The Advising Center is also available to students to allow students to work with an advisor to help the student focus on completing both persona and academic goals. Campus housing is available at the Fulton location for students wishing to reside on campus. ICC has detailed Cost and Fee information on its website along with a substantive amount of information on the cost of attendance.  Financial aid is available for those who qualify as well as an extensive list of academic-based and private scholarships. View the complete list on the ICC Scholarship Program page.

Enrollment

4,930

Student to Faculty Ratio

19:1

About
Southwest Mississippi Community College, located in Summit, Mississippi, dates its founding to 1918 when Pike County established an agricultural high school. The school was built on Godbold's Mineral Wells, a state defunct state operated resort. The school first began offering college level courses in 1929, followed by second year courses in 1932, becoming a two year junior college. The school's name was changed to the current in 1988, reflecting its growth into a full fledged comprehensive community college. The school continues to grow and is dedicated to providing quality education and services for residents of its service area.

Academics
Southwest Mississippi Community College offers a variety of programs dedicated providing option for students. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Career and technical programs are designed to prepare individuals for entry into the workforce as qualified professionals. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates competency.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
SMCC is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individual that wished to enroll to do so through the completion and submission of the application for admission and payment of all accrued fees. Students will also supply transcripts and test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam. Meeting with a counselor is also recommended to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and are applied for through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school to determine a student's needs and aid program eligibility.

Enrollment

2,025

Student to Faculty Ratio

24:1

East Central Community College, located in Decatur, Mississippi, serves five counties. Founded in 1928, the school continues to provide quality education to its service area. ECCC provides educational programs to over 2,400 credit students, 1,800 non-credit students and 18,000 participants in workforce training through the Workforce Development Center.

ECCC is also part of the Mississippi Virtual Community College, offering online instruction to students who cannot regularly come to campus or have inflexible schedules.

Academics

East Central Community College offers general education courses designed for transfer to four year Mississippi institution. Career programs are designed to prepare individuals for work immediately upon completion, providing the skills and education necessary to succeed. Workforce development programs and GED courses are available to improve certain skills or provide a start for adult education.

Some programs available:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to enroll at East Central Community College must complete the online application, pay all associated fees, submit all pertinent transcripts and SAT or COMPASS scores. Each health care program has additional criteria which must be fulfilled prior to admission.

Financial aid begins with the completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which determines a student's eligibility. The various scholarships, loans and grants are given based on necessity or merit as determined by the financial aid office and the Student Aid Report (SAR) given after the FAFSA is processed.

Athletics

The ECCC Warriors participate in the NJCAA region 23.  The team colors at ECCC are black and gold.

Sports programs available:

  • Baseball – Softball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Cheerleading

Enrollment

2,603

Student to Faculty Ratio

20:1

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, located in Perkinston, Mississippi, was founded in 1912 and was originally known as Harrison County Agricultural High School. The school first began offering college level courses in 1925 through the support of Harrison, Stone and Jackson Counties. The school was renamed Harrison-Stone-Jackson Agricultural High School and Junior College and by 1942 became a full fledged junior college with the assistance of George County.

MGC Community College was again renamed, this time to Perkinston Junior College. By 1962 the Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College District was formed, resulting in the consolidation of several campuses and schools into what became known as Mississippi Gulf Coast College in 1987. The school is the first community college to have the United State's president speak at its commencement ceremony, specifically George W. Bush in 2006.

Academics

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College offers a large number of programs that allow students to pursue career training and academic transfer opportunities. The variety of options available to students allows them to choose the program that best suits their future goals.

Career training and technical programs provide students the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as professionals in a given field. Students will take a combination of classroom, theoretical and practical courses that allows for the development and application of methods and ideas in controlled settings allowing students to gain experience and training in the real world applications of their knowledge.

Degree and certificate programs will take between one and two years to complete depending on the number of credits taken at a given time.  During this time,  MGC students will earn a degree or certificate that demonstrates competency and allow for the pursuit of employment at the entry level.

Academic transfer programs assist in the completion of a bachelor's degree by allowing students to complete the first two years of a four year education at a MGCCC campus, followed by the transfer of credits to a four year institution for the completion of the final two years.

Students wishing to transfer will have to meet the varying requirements for admission for their desired schools, and as such it is recommended they meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum that best meets the student's desired school or schools transfer criterion.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Enrollment at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is made easy through the school's open enrollment policy. This means that any student that meets the minimum requirements for admission, submits a completed application and pays all associated fees may become a student.

Individuals should also submit transcripts and test scores if available, the absence of which may require the student to take a placement exam prior to registration. Students are encouraged to attend new student orientation and make an appointment with a counselor prior to registration to help in the choice of program enrollment and develop a curriculum.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of assistance are required to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used by the school's financial aid department to determine aid program eligibility and the financial needs of the student.

Due to recent changes in federal regulations governing the disbursement of aid, students may now be chosen at random to provide additional financial information which will be used to compare to the FAFSA in order to verify its accuracy. All aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.

Enrollment

8,950

Student to Faculty Ratio

22:1

Holmes Community College, headquartered in Goodman, Mississippi, is a two year institution dedicated to serving its communities educational needs. The school operates three campuses in Goodman, Grenada and Ridgeland, as well as two satellite campuses in Kosciusko and Webster County. HCC traces its origins to 1911 when plans were put forth to establish the Holmes County Agricultural High School.

Academics

Holmes Community College offers a variety of programs to assist its students in getting the education they need. Associate, certificate and diploma programs provide the necessary education to either move on to a four year institution or to pursue a career in a chose field of study. Adult education courses are also available for those who wish to complete their education.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at Holmes Community College should complete and submit the application, all relevant transcripts and if under the age of 21 ACT or SAT test scores. Students interested in financial aid should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to obtain their PIN and Student Aid Report. Additionally students should apply for aid from the state of Mississippi. Student can then use the “my doghouse” feature available through the school website check their financial aid status. Further inquiries about the process can be made at the school's financial aid office.

Enrollment

5,678

Student to Faculty Ratio

18:1

Meridian Community College, located in Meridian, Mississippi, was founded in 1937 and was originally named Meridian Junior College, changing its name to the current in 1987 to better reflect its roll in the community and state. The school was originally established by the local school system to provide the 13th and 14th grades of education and Meridian High School,  though the school began to operate independently, eventually receiving its own permanent location in 1964. By 1970 the school merged with the Historically Black T.J. Harris Junior College through court order. The school became completely independent from local control in 1980 when it was given its own district.

Academics

The school offers academic transfer and career training opportunities. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education then apply to colleges and universities to transfer those credits, continue their education, and eventually earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs provide education and skill development in a particular industry or field with intention of preparing the student for entry into the workforce as career professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in an associate degree or certificate upon completion.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students who meet the minimum requirements for entry to MCC may enroll by completing an application for admission, payment of fees, and providing previous transcripts if available. Student may also be asked to perform several tasks prior to their first registration, including meeting with a counselor, participating in orientation, and taking a placement exam. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and awarded based on need as determined through the information provided on a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Enrollment

3,494

Student to Faculty Ratio

16:1

History

Mississippi Delta Community College, located in Moorhead, Mississippi, was founded in as Sunflower Junior College in 1926 in connection with Sunflower Agricultural High School. The college earned its accreditation two year later, and began offering more and more classes as enrollment continued to grow. The name of the school was changed to Mississippi Delta Junior College in 1960 to reflect its expanded role and service area, and once again in 1989 to the current name to demonstrate its evolved role as a comprehensive community college. The school was supported financially by the communities it served until 1995, when the state took over and added foreign and out of state enrollment possibilities to the school.

Academics

Mississippi Delta Community College offers a number of programs aimed at assisting students pursue their goals and interests. Career training and technical programs provide education in a given field, and provide the development of skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as qualified professionals.  Courses are taught in both traditional classroom and simulated settings, with such simulated environments used to develop the practical experience necessary for mastering necessary skills while under the supervision of experienced specialists and instructors. Such programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates competency.

Individuals working toward academic transfer will complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a college or university to transfer earned credits and complete the final two years, eventually earning their bachelor's degree. Students transferring to public schools in Mississippi will be able to do so with ease through agreements in place that assist in admission if certain academic prerequisites are met. Individuals transferring to out of state or private schools will have to meet the varying transfer requirements of individual schools and should consult with a counselor to develop a curriculum that assists in matching such requirements.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to apply to Mississippi Delta Community College will have to complete an admissions application, supply all previous transcripts, provide standardized test scores if available and take a placement exam prior to registration if necessary. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum, and should participate in orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used by the school to determine the extent of a student's financial need and their aid program eligibility when constructing a financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.

Enrollment

2,373

Student to Faculty Ratio

18:1

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.

Academics

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.

Enrollment

4,836

Student to Faculty Ratio

18:1

Coahoma Community College, located in Clarksdale, Mississippi, was founded in 1924 as Coahoma County Agricultural High School. Like many such schools, the focus of and goals of the institution changed after World War II, adding a junior college curriculum by 1949. The school was established under the “separate but equal” statutes, and was among the first of these schools, particularly those receiving state funds to maintain operations. In 1965 the school became open to all students regardless of race, color, gender or religion, and has operated accordingly since.

Academics

Coahoma Community College offers students a variety of programs aimed at assisting in academic transfer or providing an education in a given high demand industry or field. Student pursuing academic transfer will complete a curriculum that fulfills the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer in order to continue one's education and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs present individuals with an education in a field or industry that allows for long term employment upon completion. Such programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Individuals interested in enrollment at Coahoma Community College may do so by meeting the minimum requirements for admission, completing the application, and paying all associated fees. Providing transcripts and test scores is also encouraged, as is participating in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor prior to registration. Students may be asked to take a placement exam prior to their course selection. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants, and are awarded based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Enrollment

1,895

Student to Faculty Ratio

16:1

History

Hinds Community College is located in Raymond, Mississippi, 5 miles west of Jackson. The institution was founded as an agricultural high school in 1917 and began offering college level courses in 1922. During World War II Hinds began offering a vocational education curriculum, followed by technical degrees in the 1960's. Hind's Community College has seven campuses and serves 19,500 students per year in five counties making it the largest educational institution in Mississippi.

Academics

Hinds Community college offers a large number of programs and majors, including college transfer programs for four year institutions, vocational and occupational programs, continuing education programs, workshops and seminars among others.

Some programs include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Hinds Community College accepts applications online or through submission to the office of admissions and records. Students pursuing an academic or technical field of study must submit their ACT scores; if no scores are available a placement test must be taken prior to registering. Official transcripts must be mailed to the office of admissions and records from your last educational institution (i.e. high school, previous college). Prior to your first semester, it is recommended you see a counselor to outline your plan for studies.

Non-scholarship financial aid will require students to fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Athletics

Hinds Community College has several athletics programs for both men and women.

These include:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Soccer
  • Baseball/Softball

Enrollment

12,521

Student to Faculty Ratio

17:1

The Northwest Mississippi Community College, also known as NWCC, has campuses in the cities of Southaven, Olive Branch, Ashland, and Oxford in Mississippi. The main campus, by itself, sits over 200 acres in Senatobia. The NWCC system serves 11 counties with an annual enrollment count of over 6,000 undergrads since 2008. Students are given the option to choose from at least 100 majors, 17 of which may also be taken online. On the average, each enrollee will need to pay about $2,250 each semester.

Academic programs are designed as 2-year programs, all of which may be transferred to whichever college or university in Mississippi that a student chooses to continue their education in. It is one of NWCC's goals to offer affordable education that can jumpstart the attainment of full degrees and successful careers after. Available courses are spread out among several divisions such as Business, Education, Nursing, Fine Arts, etc.

Among NWCC's various grants and financial aid services, prospective students may also apply for a Howard Carpenter GED scholarship. This service provides an additional $560 tuition discount for incoming students with scores of over 2,500 in GED's administered after 2002. For tests taken before that year, a score of at least 500 will suffice.

Athletics also plays an important role in NWCC. The Rangers are comprised of men's football, baseball, and golf; women's softball; as well as men's and women's teams for basketball, soccer, rodeo, and tennis. Apart from sports activities, students may also opt to join over 30 organizations to help hone their extra-curricular skills and academic well-being.

Enrollment

7,618

Student to Faculty Ratio

22:1

About
Northeast Mississippi Community College, located in Booneville, Mississippi, was founded in 1948 and was originally known as Northeast Mississippi Community College.The school's land was sold to the state with the purpose that a college be build upon it. The school took its current name in 1987 and currently maintains a five county service area that includes Alcorn, Prentiss, Tishomingo, Tippah, and Union. The school is one of fifteen in the state of Mississippi and also has two extension centers in Corinth and New Albany.

Academics
NEMCC is a comprehensive community college that offers programs and services that allow students to obtain academic transfer or career training. Career training programs provide education in a specific industry or field, often in demand locally, allowing the student to enter the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion. Programs typically take between one and two years to complete, conferring a degree or certificate upon completion. Academic transfer programs provide a curriculum that completes the first two years of a four year education followed by transfer to a four year college or university to complete the final two years and earn their bachelor's degree.

Programs offered include:
Accounting
Business Administration
Communications
Liberal Arts
Nursing

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students who wish to enroll at NEMCC may do so may by submitting a completed application for admission and paying all associated fees. Students should supply previous transcripts and test scores and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, scholarships and grants which are awarded based on need. A student's need is determined by the by the information on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Aid must be applied for prior to each academic year.

Enrollment

3,512

Student to Faculty Ratio

22:1

The Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College or Eastern for short, is an accredited institution that is located in the Potomac Highlands Mountains. With locations in six different counties, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College may be the right institution for you if you are seeking to further your education in a technical field or at a two year community college. At Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, students are able to pursue over 12 different degrees with one of those degrees being a baccalaureate transfer program. The baccalaureate transfer programs are easily customizable and can be customized to suit the curriculum of any four year institution of your choice once the prerequisite courses are completed at Eastern. Eastern provides a diversified educational curriculum and their customized degree program makes it possible for students to take their years of learning experience and transfer them into college credits that can go on your transcript. One of these programs is known as the West Virginia Board of Governors Adult Completion A.A.S degree, which makes it possible for students to transfer knowledge gained both in and outside of a classroom. Eastern provides a full array of degree programs to facilitate your special needs. If you are interested in learning more about this institution, visit their website at www.easternwv.edu.

Enrollment

483

Student to Faculty Ratio

8:1

About
Jones County Junior College, located in Ellisville, Mississippi, was founded in 1911 and currently serves the counties of Covington, Clarke, Greene, Jasper, Perry, Smith, Jones, and Wayne. The school was formerly known as Jones COunty Agricultural High School, but increased enrollment, the addition of post secondary programs, and eventually a change in mission resulted in the transformation of the school into an accredited institution of higher learning. The school is dedicated to providing quality education to its predominantly rural service area as part of the state's mission to provide coverage and educational opportunities throughout the state.

Academics
As a comprehensive college, JCJC offers a variety of programs aimed at personal development, career growth and academic transfer. Individuals enrolled in a career program will be given the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce upon completion. Such programs take between one and two years to complete, and if necessary also provide practical courses in order to ensure skills are properly taught in a controlled environment. Students will be given a certificate or degree upon completion which is useful for demonstrating competency to future employers.

Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education at JCJC prior to applying for transfer to a four year institution in order to complete the final two and earn a bachelor's degree. Individuals applying for transfer to public Mississippi schools will find transfer agreements in place with certain schools to ease the process. Individuals applying to out of state and private institutions should meet with a counselor to ensure their curriculum meets transfer requirements.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Any individual wishing to enroll at Jones County Junior College may do so by completing an application, paying all associated fees and submitting the necessary information, specifically transcripts and test scores if available. Students may also be asked to take a placement exam prior to registration and meet with a counselor to discuss curriculum and goals prior to the start of the semester. Students are also encouraged to take part in new student orientation in order to familiarize themselves with the campus.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the college in order to determine aid program eligibility and the extent of one's needs when constructing an aid packet. Financial aid must be applied for prior to each academic year. Additionally, students may be selected at random and asked to provide additional tax and financial information in order to ensure that validity of their FAFSA as part of the new regulations governing the disbursement of federal funds.

Enrollment

4,496

Student to Faculty Ratio

25:1

The College of Western Idaho is a public community college. It offers the skills you need to excel. The college is located in Nampa, Idaho. In-state tuition is $136 per credit. Out of state tuition is $300 per credit.

Courses help to prepare students to transfer to a four year institute or join the workforce. Whatever your goal, the College of Western Idaho is committed to making your educational goals a reality!

Associate degree programs are offered in Administrative Support, Anthropology, Applied Accounting, Auto Body, Auto CAD, Baking and Pastry Arts, Biology, Business, Cisco Networking and Security Technologies, and many other subjects.

The College of Western Idaho is an excellent choice for veterans. A veteran specialist will work with you and welcome you to the school. The college strives to make the transition to college as easy as possible. CWI offers assistants to veterans. The college can help you access your GI benefits.

Flexibility is the result of online courses at the College of Western Idaho. It is difficult to attend school while working and taking care of children. That is why the College of Western Idaho offers online classes. An easy to use management system delivers the online courses. The classes are just as rigorous as on-campus instruction.

You can apply for admission online.

Enrollment

10,277

Student to Faculty Ratio

22:1

The Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso campus was first established in the early 1990s. Before any university was established in Ruidoso, classes were conducted in Ruidoso High School but it was with the effort of Dr. Jim Miller Jr. who rolled up his sleeves and set the Eastern New Mexico University –Ruidoso campus.

Today, the ENMU – Ruidoso aims to enhance the lives of both the communities and students served by the school. What makes the school unique is that it combines traditional learning environment with the latest instructional technology.  The programs taught in ENMU – Ruidoso meet the demands of the growing society. Moreover, the school also offers online courses to those who cannot attend the program in the campus.  Such programs include those related to business and information systems, healthcare, human services, languages and fine arts.

As of this year, the tuition fee rate per credit hour in ENMU – Ruidoso is $38 for in-district students. However, out-of-district and out-of-state students are both $52 thereby making ENMU one of the cheapest universities in the country without sacrificing the quality of the education.

Regarding the transfer procedures, ENMU has a transfer center that assists students. Fortunately, ENMU is covered by the New Mexico Transfer Curriculum which means that students can easily transfer to local colleges and universities as long as they have met the requirements of the school they wish to transfer.

Enrollment

605

Student to Faculty Ratio

14:1

Popular Degrees at Mississippi Community Colleges

Finding an exciting degree path at a Mississippi community college is more likely than ever given the span of programs available and supporting academic programming. Students may be interested in earning a direct-entry degree or certificate or a general degree from any number of accredited community colleges in Mississippi. A general degree path will typically entail an array of science and humanities courses ending with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree. The AA degree can help you enter the workforce or prepare you for additional schooling at a 4-year college or university. A direct-entry program, on the other hand, is a path that helps teach students essential skills to step directly into a job. Examples of direct degree programs may includecosmetology,welding,auto mechanics,esthetician,diesel mechanic,corrections officer, orcourt reporting.

Why Attend a Community College in Mississippi

Community colleges provide students with a lower price point in addition to a guaranteed admissions policy to help propel your academic future the right direction. The combination of access and affordability at the community college level have helped millions of students find gainful employment and prepare for additional academic opportunities over the past decade alone. If starting at a community college is a solid option for you, start by using MatchCollege and our thousands of resources to help you make the best decision for you.

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Community Colleges in Memphis

We have ranked the community colleges in the Memphis area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Pearl River Community College in Senatobia, MS ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.prcc.edu

Pearl River Community College Highlights
  • Serving students from Senatobia and surrounding areas
  • 60% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $3,700 per year for state residents ($6,200 for out of state)
Top Community Colleges in Memphis
Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
60%Pearl River Community CollegeSenatobia, MS5,000
40%Arkansas Northeastern CollegeWest Memphis, AR1,000

Community Colleges in Jackson

We have ranked the community colleges in the Jackson area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Itawamba Community College in Goodman, MS ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.iccms.edu

Itawamba Community College Highlights
  • Serving students from Goodman and surrounding areas
  • 62% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $3,300 per year for state residents ($5,600 for out of state)
Top Community Colleges in Jackson
Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
62%Itawamba Community CollegeGoodman, MS5,000
57%Holmes Community CollegeRaymond, MS6,000

Community Colleges in Tupelo

We have ranked the community colleges in the Tupelo area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Northwest Mississippi Community College in Booneville, MS ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.northwestms.edu

Northwest Mississippi Community College Highlights
  • Serving students from Booneville and surrounding areas
  • 53% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $3,300 per year for state residents ($5,900 for out of state)
Top Community Colleges in Tupelo
Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
53%Northwest Mississippi Community CollegeBooneville, MS8,000
38%Jackson State UniversityFulton, MS7,000

Other Community Colleges in Mississippi

The table below lists all the other community colleges in Mississippi that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
72%Millsaps CollegeMeridian, MS1,000
66%University of MississippiMoorhead, MS22,000
65%East Mississippi Community CollegeDecatur, MS4,000
61%Mississippi State UniversityPerkinston, MS22,000
52%Meridian Community CollegeEllisville, MS3,000
49%University of Southern MississippiSummit, MS15,000
28%Rust CollegePoplarville, MS1,000

The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2020: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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