East Mississippi Community College, located in Scooba, Mississippi, began its history as the Kemper County Agricultural High School in 1912. From the school emerged the East Mississippi Junior College in 1927, when the Mississippi Community College System began to form. Over time the school changed its name to the current one and expanded its educational offerings as well as establishing satellite campus in nearby counties and cities. The Scooba campus is the primary campus, with the Golden Triangle campus being host to most vocational programs.
East Mississippi Community College offered a large variety of programs across its multiple campuses. Some programs are geared toward transfer to four year institutions while others prepare students for career or vocational opportunities. The school offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Additionally adult and continuing education programs are in place for those who wish to return o school or require classes to remain up to date in their profession or renew their license.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at EMCC should complete and submit the application along with all relevant documents, including high school transcripts. Students under the age of 21 must also submit their ACT scores. EMCC may also test individuals for class placement.
Financial aid is available to eligible students and is administered through the school's financial aid office. Eligibility is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are also required to obtain a Federal PIN number. Once obtained and completed, the resulting student aid report will be used to determine financial aid awards. Mississippi residents may also apply for state grants through the riseupms.com website.
The EMCC Lion's participate in a variety of men's and women's sports:
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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: $4,800-$5,760
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $140-$170 per unit
- Out-of-State: $140-$170 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||94%||$4,934|
|Receiving Student Loans||32%||$4,011|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, East Mississippi Community College may provide student services including:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
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 EMCC compared to community colleges in Mississippi, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: East Mississippi Community College
- Funeral Service Education Program
- Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 1975)
Campus: EMCC Golden Triangle Campus
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2011)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Mississippi
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by East Mississippi Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
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
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to East Mississippi Community College.
- Meridian Community College in Meridian, MS (35 miles away)
- East Central Community College in Decatur, MS (46 miles away)
- Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, AL (57 miles away)
- Holmes Community College in Goodman, MS (84 miles away)
- George C Wallace State Community College - Selma in Selma, AL (89 miles away)