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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||90%||$5,154|
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- 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 1991)
- 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 Southwest 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
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
Security and Protective Services
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.
- Copiah - Lincoln Community College in Wesson, MS (28 miles away)
- Northshore Technical Community College - Sullivan in Bogalusa, LA (51 miles away)
- Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS (62 miles away)
- Acadian Campus - Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, LA (70 miles away)
- Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, LA (71 miles away)