Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
- Through its four campuses and four centers in George, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties, Gulf Coast is making education and training accessible, convenient, affordable and flexible to fit the busy lifestyles of students and their families.
- The teacher population of 372 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College||(MS) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||372 staff||138 staff|
|Total Enrollment||9,799 students||2,966 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||26:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||6,351 students||2,344 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,448 students||622 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||593|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$31,500||$29,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- As the college's original campus, founded in 1912, Perkinston is the only campus with dormitories. Here at Perk, you will have a unique college experience that gives you a taste of everything -- academic and career and technical programs, literacy programs, fine arts, sports, clubs and organizations. Living on campus fosters school spirit and a sense of belonging. Activities abound here—from football games and pep rallies to theater and art openings—something exciting is always going on! A few miles south of Wiggins, Mississippi, on Highway 49, the small town of Perkinston is the place of some big-time activity. Its handful of residents get a lot of company when 1,000-plus students enroll each semester at Gulf Coast's Perkinston Campus. We have everything you need right here at MGCCC. From academic transfer programs to workforce training, you can get the latest in technology and instruction to prepare you for the “real world.” We work hard to meet your needs—whether you need help with financial aid or with homework—and we want to be the best we can for you. We are the only community college in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana to be in the top 100 associate degree producers in the nation. We are affordable, with tuition that is one of the lowest in the state, and we have a textbook rental service that can save you a ton of money. The Educational Services Center gives you all you need from admissions information to career counseling, and the instructors are caring, compassionate, and accessible—classes are small, so instructors know who you are. The college is accredited by the Mississippi College Commission for Accreditation and by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Students transferring to universities will receive recognition for credits earned at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
- The nearest community college to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (24.2 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 178 students | 24.20 Mi12251 Bernard Pkwy
Gulfport,  MS  39503
- 4,529 students | 24.30 Mi101 Hwy 11 N
Poplarville,  MS  39470
- 381 students | 26.40 Mi920 Cedar Lake Rd-Ste C
Biloxi,  MS  39532
- 3,752 students | 42.10 Mi1710 Sullivan Dr
Bogalusa,  LA  70427
- n/a students | 52.90 Mi1000 Canulette Rd
Slidell,  LA  70458
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.