Hinds Community College
- The mission of Hinds Community College, a public, comprehensive community college, is to offer pertinent and diverse educational programs and services for persons with various interests and abilities.
- The teacher population of 511 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Hinds Community College||(MS) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||511 staff||138 staff|
|Total Enrollment||11,839 students||2,966 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||23:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||7,729 students||2,344 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4,110 students||622 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||1,918||593|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$29,300||$29,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Hinds Community College is a comprehensive educational institution serving approximately 15,000 students each year. Hinds has provided quality educational programs that are convenient and affordable since 1917. Hinds Community College provides a quality, accessible, affordable education for all of its students and a wide variety of public service activities, cultural events, and recreational opportunities for its community. If you live in the five counties served by Hinds Community College - Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Rankin and Warren - you are within 30 miles of one of these six convenient locations. The Hinds Campus in Raymond, where the College's history began, added a state-of-the-art cafeteria to its facilities in 1993. Other features such as an 18-hole golf course, olympic-size swimming pool, and varsity athletic competition appeal to students enrolled in academic, career, and technical programs.
- The nearest community college to Hinds Community College is Virginia College-Jackson (11.2 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 395 students | 11.20 Mi5841 Ridgewood Rd
Jackson,  MS  39211
- 3,029 students | 38.20 Mi1001 Co-Lin Lane
Wesson,  MS  39191
- 357 students | 47.00 Mi132 Old Hwy 65 South
Tallulah,  LA  71282
- 5,798 students | 57.40 Mi#1 Hill St
Goodman,  MS  39079
- 1,973 students | 66.10 Mi1156 College Dr
Summit,  MS  39666
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