- Pearl River Community College is a public institution committed to providing quality educational and service opportunities for all who seek them.
- Enrollment: 5,157 students
- In-state tuition: $2,855
- Out-state tuition: $5,253
- Acceptance Rate: 84%
- Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
- Minority enrollment: 36%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Pearl River Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
- Pearl River Community College is the state's oldest publicly funded two-year college. The campus features historic buildings situated on one of the loveliest campuses in the south. A complementary blend of old and new enhances the student's learning experience. Pearl River Community College has two campuses, one in Poplarville and one in Hattiesburg. The main campus at Poplarville is located on U.S. Highway 11. The Forrest County Center is located in Hattiesburg on U.S. Highway 49 South. PRCC was originally founded as the Pearl River County Agricultural High School in 1909 and became the first community college in Mississippi in 1921. Some of the buildings date back from the early 20's, but have been well maintained over the years and serve as landmarks on the modern campus. Academic courses are designed for the student who will go on to a four-year institution to obtain a Bachelor's degree. Technical courses are designed for the student who wants to get a good grounding in his or her preferred field and then go to work after two years of school. Career courses are for the student who wishes to go to school for a year and then go to work.