Mississippi Delta Community College

Hwy 3 and Cherry St
Moorhead, MS 38761
Tel: (662)246-6322
School Highlights
  • Mississippi Delta Community College serves 2,705 students (77% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
  • Mississippi Delta Community College is the only community colleges within Sunflower County, MS.
  • The nearest community college is Holmes Community College (47.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 138 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Mississippi Delta Community College (MS) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 138 staff 138 staff
Mississippi Delta Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,705 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,705 students 2,966 students
Mississippi Delta Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 22:1
Mississippi Delta Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,083 students 2,344 students
Mississippi Delta Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 622 students 622 students
Mississippi Delta Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Mississippi Delta Community College Enrollment Breakdown MS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
487 593
Mississippi Delta Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
Mississippi Delta Community College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
1%
Mississippi Delta Community College Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
61%
36%
Mississippi Delta Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
36%
58%
Mississippi Delta Community College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
2%
Mississippi Delta Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.50 0.53
Mississippi Delta Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
20%
27%
Mississippi Delta Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $27,100 $30,000
Mississippi Delta Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,490 is less than the state average of $3,837. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,098 is less than the state average of $5,678. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,490 $3,837
Mississippi Delta Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,098 $5,678
Mississippi Delta Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94% 92%
Mississippi Delta Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates - $7,500
Median Debt for Dropouts - $4,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
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Mississippi community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Meridian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.