East Mississippi Community College

  • EMCC's main campus in Scooba or our Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew. We offer a wide variety of career-technical programs designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce and academic programs for transfer to a senior college. We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Associate of Applied Science degree and the Associate of Arts degree, which is an indication of the high quality partner we can be in your education. Throughout the year, we offer exceptional classes at affordable costs.

School Highlights

East Mississippi Community College serves 4,000 students (59% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.

Top Placements

East Mississippi Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Mississippi for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 143 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
East Mississippi 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 Faculty143 staff143 staff
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Student Body

The student population of East Mississippi Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The East Mississippi Community College diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,000 students3,494 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:122:1
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# Full-Time Students2,360 students2,374 students
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# Part-Time Students1,640 students1,120 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
590815
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
43%
39%
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% White
47%
52%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
1%
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Diversity Score0.590.58
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College Completion Rate
41%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,000$29,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,600 is less than the state average of $4,022. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,800 is less than the state average of $5,815. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,600$4,022
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,800$5,815
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%95%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$8,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in East Mississippi Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,535
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Our classes are taught by caring, qualified faculty in modern, well equipped classrooms, and our online programs can be taken from the convenience of your home. EMCC offers the free Adult Basic Education Program (ABE) to individuals needing to refresh or upgrade their skills in order to enter EMCC or other colleges and training programs, gain or improve employment, or earn a GED diploma. These free classes are designed for adults who are 17 years of age and older who are not enrolled in public school. East Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to East Mississippi Community College is Meridian Community College (35.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,494 students | 35.50 Mi910 Hwy 19 N
    Meridian MS  39307
    (601) 483-8241
    35.503,494
  • 2,603 students | 45.40 Mi15738 Highway 15
    Decatur MS  39327
    (601) 635-2111
    45.402,603
  • 4,350 students | 56.60 Mi9500 Old Greensboro Rd
    Tuscaloosa AL  35405
    (205) 391-2211
    56.604,350
  • 394 students | 68.70 Mi1101 Washington St
    Marion AL  36756
    (800) 664-1842
    68.70394
  • 5,678 students | 84.10 Mi#1 Hill St
    Goodman MS  39079
    (662) 472-2312
    84.105,678
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Did You Know?
For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,022 per year for in-state students and $5,815 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Mississippi community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is East Central Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.