Northwest Mississippi Community College

Tel: (662)562-3200
  • The mission of Northwest Mississippi Community College is to provide the students of its eleven-county district and beyond with opportunities for obtaining affordable quality education to meet their diverse needs. The comprehensive community and technical college offers students educational experiences through traditional campus-based and distance learning opportunities. Northwest is committed to achieving the following goals: to promote excellence in educational programs; to maintain quality educational support services; to continue responsive administrative processes; to ensure efficient use of financial and physical resources; and to assure institutional effectiveness.
School Highlights
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College serves 7,559 students (79% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College is the only community colleges within Tate County, MS.
  • The nearest community college is Remington College-Memphis Campus (30.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 280 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
Northwest Mississippi 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 Faculty280 staff138 staff
Northwest Mississippi Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,559 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,559 students2,966 students
Northwest Mississippi Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:122:1
Northwest Mississippi Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,957 students2,344 students
Northwest Mississippi Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,602 students622 students
Northwest Mississippi Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northwest Mississippi Community College Enrollment Breakdown MS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
2,065593
Northwest Mississippi Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
Northwest Mississippi Community College Asian (2010-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
1%
Northwest Mississippi Community College Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
30%
36%
Northwest Mississippi Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
68%
58%
Northwest Mississippi Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
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Northwest Mississippi Community College Hawaiian (2008-2009)
Northwest Mississippi 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.0.450.53
Northwest Mississippi Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
19%
27%
Northwest Mississippi Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$30,000
Northwest Mississippi Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,550 is less than the state average of $3,781. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,950 is less than the state average of $5,574. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,550$3,781
Northwest Mississippi Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,950$5,574
Northwest Mississippi Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%91%
Northwest Mississippi Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,300$7,500
Northwest Mississippi Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,751$4,500
Northwest Mississippi Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Northwest is the place to start your journey to achieving education and career goals. On two campuses, Senatobia and Southaven, Northwest offers the first two years of more than 50 courses of study for academic transfer to a four-year college or university. More than 40 career and technical programs conveniently located at one or more of five locations, prepare students for rewarding occupations. Northwest has an enrollment of over 6,000 located on three campuses - Senatobia, DeSoto Center, and Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center. Providing convenient access for the citizens of the 11 counties in its district and the Memphis metropolitan area, Northwest Mississippi Community College has three campuses offering over 100 courses of study in academic, career, and technical divisions. The 247-acre Senatobia campus, distinguished by its historic James P. McCormick Administration Building which has been designated a Mississippi landmark, is the hub of the college. Comprised of 43 buildings including housing facilities for approximately 900 students, the main campus is the site of cultural and extracurricular activities as well as athletic events for students and the community. Northwest Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Applied Science degree, and certificates in career education.

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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 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Meridian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.