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:
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College serves 10,253 students (72% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% 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 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
59 staff
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,253 teachers has grown by 14% 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
1,266 students
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
21:1
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
7,331 students
810 students
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,922 students
1,017 students
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
2%
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
24%
12%
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
65%
57%
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College sch ethnicity Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College sta ethnicity
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
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,712 is less than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,260. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,712 $5,742
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,558 $10,260
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 900 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
89%
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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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 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Virginia College-Biloxi. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.