Mississippi Delta Community College

Hwy 3 and Cherry St, Moorhead, MS

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Mississippi Delta Community College, located in Moorhead, Mississippi, was founded in as Sunflower Junior College in 1926 in connection with Sunflower Agricultural High School. The college earned its accreditation two year later, and began offering more and more classes as enrollment continued to grow. The name of the school was changed to Mississippi Delta Junior College in 1960 to reflect its expanded role and service area, and once again in 1989 to the current name to demonstrate its evolved role as a comprehensive community college. The school was supported financially by the communities it served until 1995, when the state took over and added foreign and out of state enrollment possibilities to the school.


Mississippi Delta Community College offers a number of programs aimed at assisting students pursue their goals and interests. Career training and technical programs provide education in a given field, and provide the development of skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as qualified professionals.  Courses are taught in both traditional classroom and simulated settings, with such simulated environments used to develop the practical experience necessary for mastering necessary skills while under the supervision of experienced specialists and instructors. Such programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates competency.

Individuals working toward academic transfer will complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a college or university to transfer earned credits and complete the final two years, eventually earning their bachelor's degree. Students transferring to public schools in Mississippi will be able to do so with ease through agreements in place that assist in admission if certain academic prerequisites are met. Individuals transferring to out of state or private schools will have to meet the varying transfer requirements of individual schools and should consult with a counselor to develop a curriculum that assists in matching such requirements.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to apply to Mississippi Delta Community College will have to complete an admissions application, supply all previous transcripts, provide standardized test scores if available and take a placement exam prior to registration if necessary. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum, and should participate in orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used by the school to determine the extent of a student's financial need and their aid program eligibility when constructing a financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $2,500-$3,000
    • Out-of-State: $4,100-$4,918
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $130 to $150 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$5,334

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Mississippi Delta Community College may offer services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2000)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1983)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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