Southwest Mississippi Community College

Tel: (601)276-2000
2,083 students
Public institution
Southwest Mississippi Community College provides academic, career, and continuing education, meeting the diverse needs of the population at a reasonable cost. SMCC provides community services and promotes economic development through consultative and workforce training.
School Highlights:
Southwest Mississippi Community College serves 2,083 students (86% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Southwest Mississippi Community College is the only community colleges within Pike County, MS.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southwest 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 2,083 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,083 students
1,283 students
Southwest Mississippi Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,796 students
832 students
Southwest Mississippi Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 287 students
1,020 students
Southwest Mississippi Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwest Mississippi Community College sch enrollment Southwest Mississippi Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
-
7%
Southwest Mississippi Community College Hispanic (2006-2009)
% Black
44%
12%
Southwest Mississippi Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
55%
66%
Southwest Mississippi Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Southwest Mississippi Community College sch ethnicity Southwest 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. 0.50 0.45
Southwest Mississippi Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,090 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,790 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,090 $5,940
Southwest Mississippi Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,790 $10,075
Southwest Mississippi Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Southwest Mississippi Community College is a two-year college that offers the freshman and sophomore level academic transfer courses, and vocational-technical programs. In 1908, the Mississippi legislature enacted legislation allowing counties to establish agricultural high schools. On April 7, 1916, the Pike County School Board voted to establish such a high school. The ideal spot for the new agricultural high school was Godbold's Mineral Wells, located in a picturesque setting just northeast of Summit. Godbold's Mineral Wells, a state and national resort noted for its mineral waters, had outlived its glory years, yet it proved to be the perfect location for an educational facility. On September 3, 1918, Superintendent James Murray Kenna, six faculty members, and approximately forty students began the Pike County Agricultural High School - an institution destined to become Southwest Mississippi Community College. The original campus consisted of classroom buildings, dormitories, and a comprehensive farm, including dairy, beef, and row-crop operations. Still located on its original site, Southwest continues to grow and develop. The campus, located on a sixty-acre plot, includes twenty-eight buildings, a football stadium, and a baseball field. The buildings are situated around a central lake with walks, bridges, and paths connecting the buildings. The remainder of the approximately 855 acres is now a tree farm. Southwest Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree.

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