• 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.

School Highlights

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College serves 8,954 students (63% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,954 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,732
  • Out-state tuition: $4,578
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 821 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
(MS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
821 staff
371 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,954 students
3,704 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,676 students
2,593 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,278 students
1,111 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
878 students
791 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
3%
1%
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% Hispanic
6%
3%
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% Black
23%
38%
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% White
58%
53%
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% Two or more races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.60
0.57
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College Completion Rate
36%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,500
$30,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MS by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,732 is more than the state average of $2,428. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,578 is more than the state average of $4,459. The out-state tuition has declined by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,732
$2,428
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,578
$4,459
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,465
$8,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$4,750
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
21
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • 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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,954 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,732
  • Out-state tuition: $4,578
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,428 per year for in-state students and $4,459 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Mississippi community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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