Copiah-Lincoln Community College

  • The mission of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Career and Technical Education Division is to prepare students for the workforce by teaching technical skills and employability skills. To ensure a successful transition from school to work, students should view the classroom as the workplace.
School Highlights
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College serves 3,029 students (77% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College is the only community colleges within Copiah County, MS.
  • The nearest community college to Copiah-Lincoln Community College is Southwest Mississippi Community College (28.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Copiah-Lincoln Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 130 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Copiah-Lincoln Community College(MS) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty130 staff138 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Copiah-Lincoln Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Copiah-Lincoln Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,029 students2,966 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:122:1
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# Full-Time Students2,344 students2,344 students
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# Part-Time Students685 students622 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
593593
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% Hispanic
1%
1%
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% Black
42%
36%
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% White
56%
58%
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Diversity Score0.510.53
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College Completion Rate
26%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,700$29,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,455 is less than the state average of $3,781. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,455 is less than the state average of $5,574. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,455$3,781
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,455$5,574
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$7,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$2,750$4,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Co-Lin has a rich tradition of providing top-quality instruction at an affordable cost. Our faculty are outstanding in their teaching fields and have a genuine concern for their students. Our college district is composed of seven counties with an aggregate population of approximately 150,000 people. We have campuses at Wesson and Natchez and a Center located in Simpson County. Our academic instructional program provides a foundation for transfer to a senior institution in most any major. Information regarding our career and technical programs may be found by choosing the link for that area. These programs all enjoy a high level of success in placement rates for students who complete their training. Co-Lin accepts the challenge of providing its students and the citizens of its district the best educational opportunities. We have embraced the use of technology to enhance college instructional programs and to provide easier access to our services. The academic program at the Wesson campus is organized into eight different areas. These include the divisions of Associate Degree Nursing; Business; Humanities; Fine Arts; Social Science; Science; Health and Physical Education; and Math and Computer Science.

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For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,781 per year for in-state students and $5,574 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,980 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Mississippi community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Meridian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.