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.
School Highlights
  • Hinds Community College serves 11,839 students (65% 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 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
  • Hinds Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Hinds County, MS.
  • The nearest community college to Hinds Community College is Virginia College-Jackson (11.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 511 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
Hinds 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 Faculty511 staff138 staff
Hinds Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Hinds Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Hinds Community College diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment11,839 students2,966 students
Hinds Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:122:1
Hinds Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students7,729 students2,344 students
Hinds Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,110 students622 students
Hinds Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Hinds Community College Enrollment Breakdown MS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Hinds Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Hinds Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2014-2016)
% Asian
Hinds Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Hinds Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Hinds Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Hinds Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Hinds Community College More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
Hinds Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.53
Hinds Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Hinds Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,300$29,800
Hinds Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,500 is less than the state average of $3,781. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,100 is less than the state average of $5,574. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,500$3,781
Hinds Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,100$5,574
Hinds Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
Hinds Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,956$7,500
Hinds Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,500
Hinds Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

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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.