Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Tel: (601)643-5101
  • 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 is Southwest Mississippi Community College (28.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 130 teachers has declined by 48% over five years.
Copiah-Lincoln Community College (MS) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 130 staff 138 staff
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,029 has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment 3,029 students 2,966 students
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 22:1
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,344 students 2,344 students
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 685 students 622 students
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Enrollment Breakdown MS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
593 593
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Hispanic
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Copiah-Lincoln Community College White (2007-2016)
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.51 0.53
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,700 $30,000
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,455 is less than the state average of $3,837. 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 $5,678. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,455 $3,837
Copiah-Lincoln Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,455 $5,678
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91% 92%
Copiah-Lincoln Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $5,500 $7,500
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $2,750 $4,500
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,837 per year for in-state students and $5,678 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,669 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 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Meridian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.