Pearl River Community College

Tel: (601)403-1000
4,851 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on Pearl River Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Pearl River Community College is a public institution committed to providing quality educational and service opportunities for all who seek them.
School Highlights:
Pearl River Community College serves 4,851 students (69% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Pearl River Community College is the only community colleges within Pearl River County, MS.
The nearest community college is Northshore Technical Community College (19 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Pearl River 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 4,851 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,851 students
1,303 students
Pearl River Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,353 students
835 students
Pearl River Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,498 students
1,046 students
Pearl River Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Pearl River Community College sch enrollment Pearl River Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
-
7%
Pearl River Community College Hispanic (2006-2008)
% Black
28%
11%
Pearl River Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
72%
66%
Pearl River Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Pearl River Community College sch ethnicity Pearl River 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. 0.40 0.44
Pearl River Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,380 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,778 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,380 $5,890
Pearl River Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,778 $10,047
Pearl River Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 84%
78%
Pearl River Community College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 21
20
ACT English 21
19
ACT Math 21
20
ACT Writing 7 7
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Pearl River Community College is the state's oldest publicly funded two-year college. The campus features historic buildings situated on one of the loveliest campuses in the south. A complementary blend of old and new enhances the student's learning experience. Pearl River Community College has two campuses, one in Poplarville and one in Hattiesburg. The main campus at Poplarville is located on U.S. Highway 11. The Forrest County Center is located in Hattiesburg on U.S. Highway 49 South. PRCC was originally founded as the Pearl River County Agricultural High School in 1909 and became the first community college in Mississippi in 1921. Some of the buildings date back from the early 20's, but have been well maintained over the years and serve as landmarks on the modern campus. Academic courses are designed for the student who will go on to a four-year institution to obtain a Bachelor's degree. Technical courses are designed for the student who wants to get a good grounding in his or her preferred field and then go to work after two years of school. Career courses are for the student who wishes to go to school for a year and then go to work.

Get admissions information on Pearl River Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles
Mental Health Support for Community College Students
Mental Health Support for Community College Students
With serious mental health issues on the rise on college campuses nationwide, community colleges are scrambling to provide expanded mental health services to students.
10 In-Demand Jobs for Community College Grads in 2015
From nuclear medicine to physical therapy, consider 10 in-demand jobs for community college graduates. With salaries ranging from $50,000 to even $100,000, opportunities are ripe for those with the right training from community colleges.
Is President Obama's Plan for Free Community College Right for America?
President Obama recently introduced a plan to deliver free Community College tuition to all Americans across the country. Is it the right call? In this story, we will not attempt to make a judgment call on whether free Community College is right or wrong for the United States. Instead, we paneled a few experts in education and economics to get their take on the issue. We’re showing both sides of the coin, and letting readers decide on their own.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

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.