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 4,127 students (61% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
  • East Mississippi Community College is the only community colleges within Kemper County, MS.
  • The nearest community college to East Mississippi Community College is Meridian Community College (35.2 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 143 teachers has declined by 31% 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 staff138 staff
East Mississippi Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of East Mississippi Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The East Mississippi Community College diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,127 students2,966 students
East Mississippi Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:122:1
East Mississippi Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,538 students2,344 students
East Mississippi Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,589 students622 students
East Mississippi Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
East Mississippi Community College Enrollment Breakdown MS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
East Mississippi Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Hispanic
East Mississippi Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
East Mississippi Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
East Mississippi Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
East Mississippi Community College More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
East Mississippi Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.53
East Mississippi Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
East Mississippi Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,000$29,800
East Mississippi Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,600 is less than the state average of $3,781. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,800 is less than the state average of $5,574. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,600$3,781
East Mississippi Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,800$5,574
East Mississippi Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%91%
East Mississippi Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,902$7,500
East Mississippi Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,500
East Mississippi Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,390 students | 35.20 Mi910 Hwy 19 N
    Meridian MS  39307
  • 2,544 students | 45.40 Mi15738 Highway 15
    Decatur MS  39327
  • 4,978 students | 57.10 Mi9500 Old Greensboro Rd
    Tuscaloosa AL  35405
  • 439 students | 69.30 Mi1101 Washington St
    Marion AL  36756
  • 5,798 students | 83.40 Mi#1 Hill St
    Goodman MS  39079
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Did You Know?
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.