Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Tel: (601)643-5101
3,094 students
Public institution
The mission of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Career and Technical Education Division is to prepare students for the workforce by teaching technical skills and employability skills. To ensure a successful transition from school to work, students should view the classroom as the workplace.
School Highlights:
Copiah-Lincoln Community College serves 3,094 students (80.93% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Copiah-Lincoln Community College is the only community colleges within Copiah County, MS.
The nearest community college is Southwest Mississippi Community College (28.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 133 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
College Copiah-Lincoln Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 133 staff
61 staff
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,094 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,094 students 1,296 students
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,504 students
810 students
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 590 students
1,036 students
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Copiah-Lincoln Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Unknown (2007-2013)
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.50 0.53
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,350 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,350 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,350 $5,694
Copiah-Lincoln Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,350 $10,252
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 593 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Copiah-Lincoln Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Co-Lin has a rich tradition of providing top-quality instruction at an affordable cost. Our faculty are outstanding in their teaching fields and have a genuine concern for their students. Our college district is composed of seven counties with an aggregate population of approximately 150,000 people. We have campuses at Wesson and Natchez and a Center located in Simpson County. Our academic instructional program provides a foundation for transfer to a senior institution in most any major. Information regarding our career and technical programs may be found by choosing the link for that area. These programs all enjoy a high level of success in placement rates for students who complete their training. Co-Lin accepts the challenge of providing its students and the citizens of its district the best educational opportunities. We have embraced the use of technology to enhance college instructional programs and to provide easier access to our services. The academic program at the Wesson campus is organized into eight different areas. These include the divisions of Associate Degree Nursing; Business; Humanities; Fine Arts; Social Science; Science; Health and Physical Education; and Math and Computer Science.

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Did You Know?
For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,949 per year for in-state students and $4,819 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,237 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Mississippi community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.