• 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 7,537 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,537 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,550
  • Out-state tuition: $4,950
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Northwest Mississippi 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 639 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
Northwest Mississippi 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
639 staff
371 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northwest Mississippi Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Northwest Mississippi Community College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,537 students
3,704 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,534 students
2,593 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,003 students
1,111 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Northwest Mississippi Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,069 students
791 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
3%
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% Black
30%
38%
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% White
62%
53%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score
0.52
0.57
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College Completion Rate
25%
36%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Northwest Mississippi Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,500
$30,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Northwest Mississippi 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 $2,550 is more than the state average of $2,428. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,950 is more than the state average of $4,459. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,550
$2,428
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,950
$4,459
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Northwest Mississippi 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 Northwest Mississippi 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
$6,840
$8,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Northwest Mississippi 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
$4,250
$4,750
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Northwest Mississippi 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

  • 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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,537 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,550
  • Out-state tuition: $4,950
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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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