Northwest Mississippi Community College

  • 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 to Northwest Mississippi Community College is Remington College-Memphis Campus (30.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Northwest Mississippi Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 280 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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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 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Northwest Mississippi Community College 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:122:1
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# Full-Time Students5,957 students2,344 students
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# Part-Time Students1,602 students622 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
2,065593
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
1%
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% Black
30%
36%
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% White
68%
58%
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Diversity Score0.450.53
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College Completion Rate
19%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$29,800
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,950$5,574
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,300$7,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,751$4,500
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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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