The Northwest Mississippi Community College, also known as NWCC, has campuses in the cities of Southaven, Olive Branch, Ashland, and Oxford in Mississippi. The main campus, by itself, sits over 200 acres in Senatobia. The NWCC system serves 11 counties with an annual enrollment count of over 6,000 undergrads since 2008. Students are given the option to choose from at least 100 majors, 17 of which may also be taken online. On the average, each enrollee will need to pay about $2,250 each semester.
Academic programs are designed as 2-year programs, all of which may be transferred to whichever college or university in Mississippi that a student chooses to continue their education in. It is one of NWCC's goals to offer affordable education that can jumpstart the attainment of full degrees and successful careers after. Available courses are spread out among several divisions such as Business, Education, Nursing, Fine Arts, etc.
Among NWCC's various grants and financial aid services, prospective students may also apply for a Howard Carpenter GED scholarship. This service provides an additional $560 tuition discount for incoming students with scores of over 2,500 in GED's administered after 2002. For tests taken before that year, a score of at least 500 will suffice.
Athletics also plays an important role in NWCC. The Rangers are comprised of men's football, baseball, and golf; women's softball; as well as men's and women's teams for basketball, soccer, rodeo, and tennis. Apart from sports activities, students may also opt to join over 30 organizations to help hone their extra-curricular skills and academic well-being.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,500. 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 estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,600-$3,100
- Out-of-State: $5,000-$5,940
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $210-$250 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||86%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||86%||$4,288|
|Receiving Student Loans||17%||$3,876|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Northwest Mississippi Community College may provide services like:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for NWCC, versus those community colleges in Mississippi, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: DeSoto Ctr Campus - Southaven
- Funeral Service Education Program
- Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 1977)
Campus: Northwest Mississippi Community College
- 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 1979)
- Compare 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 Northwest 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
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
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 Northwest Mississippi Community College.
- Mid - South Community College in West Memphis, AR (38 miles away)
- Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, MS (43 miles away)
- Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas in Helena, AR (46 miles away)
- Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, MS (80 miles away)
- Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville, AR (87 miles away)