Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Tel: (866)735-1122
10,236 students
Public institution
Through its four campuses and four centers in George, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties, Gulf Coast is making education and training accessible, convenient, affordable and flexible to fit the busy lifestyles of students and their families.
School Highlights:
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College serves 10,236 students (69% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is the only community colleges within Stone County, MS.
The nearest community college is Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (24.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 10,236 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,236 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
7,064 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 3,172 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian 3%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 3%
7%
% Black 23%
12%
% White 71%
66%
% Two or more races 1%
2%
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. 0.44
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,712 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,558 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,712 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,558 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

As the college's original campus, founded in 1912, Perkinston is the only campus with dormitories. Here at Perk, you will have a unique college experience that gives you a taste of everything -- academic and career and technical programs, literacy programs, fine arts, sports, clubs and organizations. Living on campus fosters school spirit and a sense of belonging. Activities abound here—from football games and pep rallies to theater and art openings—something exciting is always going on! A few miles south of Wiggins, Mississippi, on Highway 49, the small town of Perkinston is the place of some big-time activity. Its handful of residents get a lot of company when 1,000-plus students enroll each semester at Gulf Coast's Perkinston Campus. We have everything you need right here at MGCCC. From academic transfer programs to workforce training, you can get the latest in technology and instruction to prepare you for the “real world.” We work hard to meet your needs—whether you need help with financial aid or with homework—and we want to be the best we can for you. We are the only community college in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana to be in the top 100 associate degree producers in the nation. We are affordable, with tuition that is one of the lowest in the state, and we have a textbook rental service that can save you a ton of money. The Educational Services Center gives you all you need from admissions information to career counseling, and the instructors are caring, compassionate, and accessible—classes are small, so instructors know who you are. The college is accredited by the Mississippi College Commission for Accreditation and by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Students transferring to universities will receive recognition for credits earned at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

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