Community Colleges in Mississippi

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    South Mississippi

    • Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit offers a range of technical and general studies programs, including nursing, cosmetology, early childhood education and automotive technology. Tracing its roots to 1915, Copiah-Lincoln Community College provides health sciences and technical programs from campuses in Wesson and Natchez. In Ellisville, Jones County Junior College offers programs in agriculture and technology services, business, education, fine arts, health, nursing, humanities, industrial services, math, science, physical education and social science.

    Central Mississippi

    • Hinds Community College, the state's largest community college, was established in 1917. It offers more than 170 academic, career and technical programs from locations in Jackson, Raymond, Pearl, Vicksburg and Utica. Also in central Mississippi, Holmes Community College has campuses and centers in Goodman, Grenada, Ridgeland and Kosciusko. It offers programs in engineering technology, health care, nursing, information systems technology, business, math, science, social science, physical education, speech and theater, fine arts and languages.

    East Mississippi

    • Offering community education and university transfer programs, Meridian Community College also grants associate degrees and certificates in a range of disciplines. North of Meridian in Scooba, East Mississippi Community College has extension sites throughout the east. Established in 1928, the college offers a university transfer and vocational programs, including the state's only two-year associate degree program in welding. Technical/career and academic programs are also available in Decatur at East Central Community College.

    Northeast Mississippi

    • Itawamba Community College began as an agricultural high school in 1920. It offers several career and technical programs, including nursing, emergency medical response, criminal justice, agriculture and forestry technology. Northeast Mississippi Community College provides courses in Booneville, New Albany, Corinth and Tishomingo. Created in 1948, the college offers programs in art, business, computer services, construction, health sciences, engineering technology, occupational education, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, math, science and music.

    West and Northwest Mississippi

    • Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead has programs in a range of disciplines, including law enforcement and nursing. Tracing its origins to 1926, the college also offers courses from four off-campus centers. From its rural campus near Clarksdale, Coahoma Community College offers degrees and certificates in approximately 50 disciplines. Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia was founded as an agriculture school in 1915. The college offers career, technical and academic programs, including a transfer program in partnership with the University of Mississippi.

    Gulf Coast

    • Opening its doors in 1911 as an agricultural high school, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College offers more than 60 career and technical programs. The college also features university transfer and academic programs and short-term workforce development courses. Classes are held at four campuses and centers in Lucedale, Long Beach, Gulfport and Biloxi. Tracing its roots to 1909, Pearl River Community College became the Mississippi's first two-year college in 1924. Its main campus is found at Poplarville, with centers in Hattiesburg and Waveland.

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