• The Blue Cliff College-Gulfport campus is conveniently located in an 18,000 square foot building that contains six lecture rooms, one computer lab with 20 computers, two massage therapy technique labs, a hydrotherapy lab, a spa level cosmetology lab with skin and nail clinics. The College will also provide weekly clinics for the public in massage therapy and cosmetology. The facility also houses a lounge area for students, a retail area, and a learning resource center, including an electronic library, books and periodicals.

School Highlights

Blue Cliff College-Gulfport serves 343 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 343 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
Blue Cliff College-Gulfport
(MS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
30 staff
371 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
6
6

Student Body

The student population of Blue Cliff College-Gulfport has grown by 92% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The Blue Cliff College-Gulfport diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
343 students
3,704 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
343 students
2,593 students
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# Part-Time Students
59 students
1,111 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Blue Cliff College-Gulfport.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
791 students
% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
5%
3%
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% Black
53%
38%
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% White
37%
53%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.58
0.57
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College Completion Rate
42%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,200
$30,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,289
$8,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,548
$4,750
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ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
21
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 343 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,428 per year for in-state students and $4,459 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Mississippi community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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