Southwest Mississippi Community College (SMCC)

1156 College Dr, Summit, MS

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Southwest Mississippi Community College, located in Summit, Mississippi, dates its founding to 1918 when Pike County established an agricultural high school. The school was built on Godbold's Mineral Wells, a state defunct state operated resort. The school first began offering college level courses in 1929, followed by second year courses in 1932, becoming a two year junior college. The school's name was changed to the current in 1988, reflecting its growth into a full fledged comprehensive community college. The school continues to grow and is dedicated to providing quality education and services for residents of its service area.

Southwest Mississippi Community College offers a variety of programs dedicated providing option for students. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Career and technical programs are designed to prepare individuals for entry into the workforce as qualified professionals. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates competency.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
SMCC is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individual that wished to enroll to do so through the completion and submission of the application for admission and payment of all accrued fees. Students will also supply transcripts and test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam. Meeting with a counselor is also recommended to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and are applied for through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school to determine a student's needs and aid program eligibility.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,600. 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

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $2,400-$2,900
    • Out-of-State: $5,100-$6,120
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $240-$280 per credit 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 Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships90%$5,154

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

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

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for SMCC compared to community colleges in Mississippi, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 SMCCPike CountyMississippi
Graduation Rate26.9%-25.4%
Transfer-out Rate23.5%-22.3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions


Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Southwest Mississippi Community College.

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