Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Tel: (866)735-1122
10,253 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:
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College serves 10,253 students (71.50% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is the only community colleges within Stone County, MS.
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The nearest community college is Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (24.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 354 teachers has declined by 48% over five years.
Mississippi Gulf Coast 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 354 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 10,253 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,253 students 1,288 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 7,331 students
814 students
# Part-Time Students 2,922 students
1,024 students
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
% Black
24%
12%
% White
65%
57%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,712 is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,558 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,712 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,558 $10,252
Total Dormitory Capacity 900 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
89%
Source: 2005 (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.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Gulfport
    Blue Cliff College-Gulfport
    Private for-profit
    12251 Bernard Pkwy
    GulfportMS 39503
    (2.2)889-6972
    24.20 Mi | 350 students
  • Poplarville
    101 Hwy 11 N
    PoplarvilleMS 39470
    (601)403-1000
    24.30 Mi | 4,692 students
  • Biloxi
    Virginia College-Biloxi
    Private for-profit
    920 Cedar Lake Rd-Ste C
    BiloxiMS 39532
    (2.2)839-2299
    26.37 Mi | 370 students
  • Hattiesburg
    1500 N 31st Ave
    HattiesburgMS 39401
    (601)583-4100
    40.91 Mi | 261 students
  • Bogalusa
    1710 Sullivan Dr
    BogalusaLA 70427
    (9.8)573-2664
    42.10 Mi | 3,176 students
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Did You Know?
For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,263 per year for in-state students and $4,258 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,237 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 0.48. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Virginia College-Biloxi. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.