• 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 3,392 students (68% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 46%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,392 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,600
  • Out-state tuition: $4,800
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 392 teachers has grown by 174% over five years.
East Mississippi Community College
(MS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
392 staff
371 staff
This chart display total faculty of East Mississippi Community College and community college average number of faculty in MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of East Mississippi Community College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The East Mississippi Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,392 students
3,243 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,299 students
2,299 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,093 students
1,093 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of East Mississippi Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
326 students
295 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,299 students
2,299 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of East Mississippi Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,093 students
1,139 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
590 students
814 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
2%
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% Black
49%
37%
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% White
47%
54%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in East Mississippi Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in MS by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in East Mississippi Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score
0.54
0.57
This chart display the diversity score of East Mississippi Community College and the community college average diversity score of MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.4%
5.4%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of East Mississippi Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,000
$30,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of East Mississippi Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MS by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,600 is more than the state average of $2,428. The in-state tuition has declined by 24% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,800 is more than the state average of $4,459. The out-state tuition has declined by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,600
$2,428
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of East Mississippi Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,800
$4,459
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of East Mississippi Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in East Mississippi Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,448
$8,448
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,518
$4,808
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in East Mississippi Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does East Mississippi Community College cost?

East Mississippi Community College's tuition is approximately $2,600 for In-State students and $4,800 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,392 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,600
  • Out-state tuition: $4,800
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Hinds Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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