Northwest Mississippi Community College

Tel: (662)562-3200
8,158 students
Public institution
The mission of Northwest Mississippi Community College is to provide the students of its eleven-county district and beyond with opportunities for obtaining affordable quality education to meet their diverse needs. The comprehensive community and technical college offers students educational experiences through traditional campus-based and distance learning opportunities. Northwest is committed to achieving the following goals: to promote excellence in educational programs; to maintain quality educational support services; to continue responsive administrative processes; to ensure efficient use of financial and physical resources; and to assure institutional effectiveness.
School Highlights:
Northwest Mississippi Community College serves 8,158 students (79% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Northwest Mississippi Community College is the only community colleges within Tate County, MS.
The nearest community college is Remington College-Memphis Campus (30.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Northwest Mississippi 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 8,158 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,158 students
1,303 students
Northwest Mississippi Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,428 students
834 students
Northwest Mississippi Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,730 students
1,040 students
Northwest Mississippi Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Northwest Mississippi Community College sch enrollment Northwest Mississippi Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
-
2%
Northwest Mississippi Community College Asian (2010-2011)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Northwest Mississippi Community College Hispanic (2008-2012)
% Black
33%
11%
Northwest Mississippi Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
65%
66%
Northwest Mississippi Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Northwest Mississippi Community College sch ethnicity Northwest Mississippi 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. 0.47 0.44
Northwest Mississippi Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,250 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,450 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,250 $5,890
Northwest Mississippi Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,450 $10,047
Northwest Mississippi Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Northwest is the place to start your journey to achieving education and career goals. On two campuses, Senatobia and Southaven, Northwest offers the first two years of more than 50 courses of study for academic transfer to a four-year college or university. More than 40 career and technical programs conveniently located at one or more of five locations, prepare students for rewarding occupations. Northwest has an enrollment of over 6,000 located on three campuses - Senatobia, DeSoto Center, and Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center. Providing convenient access for the citizens of the 11 counties in its district and the Memphis metropolitan area, Northwest Mississippi Community College has three campuses offering over 100 courses of study in academic, career, and technical divisions. The 247-acre Senatobia campus, distinguished by its historic James P. McCormick Administration Building which has been designated a Mississippi landmark, is the hub of the college. Comprised of 43 buildings including housing facilities for approximately 900 students, the main campus is the site of cultural and extracurricular activities as well as athletic events for students and the community. Northwest Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Applied Science degree, and certificates in career education.

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Did You Know?
For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,250 per year for in-state students and $5,120 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,035 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 higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Virginia College-Biloxi. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.