Mississippi Community Colleges

  • There are 20 community colleges located throughout Mississippi (17 public colleges and 3 private colleges), serving 74,198 students.
  • For Mississippi 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 (view national tuition costs).
  • Mississippi community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 42% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 22:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MS) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
1%
Black
36%
White
58%
Two or more races
1%
Unknown
2%
MS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Mississippi Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
June 21, 2018
Learn about programs offered by community colleges that allow students to earn a two-year degree and then go on to earn a bachelor’s degree either online or at a nearby university.
June 21, 2018
Explore a trend seen this year, where enrollment rates are stabilizing or even falling at many community colleges around the country.
June 21, 2018
After transferring to a four-year institution, how do community college students fare? Learn about the reports and studies that shed light on community college student performance at the university level.