Community Colleges in Mississippi

Community colleges in Mississippi offer education opportunities that usually last no more than two years. Community colleges offer several options, including transfer programs to four year institutions or technical degrees and certificates for entry into the workforce upon graduation. Community colleges tend to have lower tuition than their four year counterparts, which is particularly appealing for individuals wishing to save money while receiving a quality education. Although community colleges are traditionally two year public institutions, some four year hybrid schools may also be listed below as they are still primarily associate degree granting institutions.

The following link may provide helpful information about community colleges in Mississippi:

Metro Area Links for Community Colleges in Mississippi

Community Colleges in Memphis

We have ranked the community colleges in the Memphis area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, MS ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at https://www.northwestms.edu

Northwest Mississippi Community College Highlights

  • Serving students from Senatobia and surrounding areas
  • 36% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $2,700 per year for state residents ($5,200 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Memphis

RateInstitution NameLocationEnrollment
36%Northwest Mississippi Community CollegeSenatobia, MS8,000
33%Mid - South Community CollegeWest Memphis, AR2,000
14%Southwest Tennessee Community CollegeMemphis, TN9,000

Community Colleges in Jackson

We have ranked the community colleges in the Jackson area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Copiah - Lincoln Community College in Wesson, MS ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at https://www.colin.edu

Copiah - Lincoln Community College Highlights

  • Serving students from Wesson and surrounding areas
  • 48% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $2,900 per year for state residents ($5,000 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Jackson

RateInstitution NameLocationEnrollment
48%Copiah - Lincoln Community CollegeWesson, MS3,000
41%Hinds Community CollegeRaymond, MS12,000

Community Colleges in Meridian

We have ranked the community colleges in the Meridian area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Meridian Community College in Meridian, MS ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at https://www.meridiancc.edu

Meridian Community College Highlights

  • Serving students from Meridian and surrounding areas
  • 64% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $2,600 per year for state residents ($3,900 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Meridian

RateInstitution NameLocationEnrollment
64%Meridian Community CollegeMeridian, MS3,000
59%East Mississippi Community CollegeScooba, MS4,000

Other Community Colleges in Mississippi

The table below lists all the other community colleges in Mississippi that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.

RateInstitution NameLocationEnrollment
52%Pearl River Community CollegePoplarville, MS4,000
51%Northeast Mississippi Community CollegeBooneville, MS4,000
51%Jones County Junior CollegeEllisville, MS5,000
50%Southwest Mississippi Community CollegeSummit, MS2,000
50%Holmes Community CollegeGoodman, MS6,000
48%Itawamba Community CollegeFulton, MS6,000
42%East Central Community CollegeDecatur, MS3,000
41%Mississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegePerkinston, MS9,000
39%Coahoma Community CollegeClarksdale, MS2,000
21%Mississippi Delta Community CollegeMoorhead, MS2,000

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Mississippi in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.