Hinds Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1100
Raymond, MS 39154-1100
Tel: (601)857-5261
Admissions: (601)857-3280
Web Site: http://www.hindscc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1917. Setting: 671-acre small town campus. Endowment: $948,556. Educational spending 2003-04: $3009 per student. Total enrollment: 9,961. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 21% from top quarter of their high school class, 59% from top half. Full-time: 7,145 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 2,816 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 1 other country, 3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 52% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.03% international, 40% 25 or older, 15% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1660 full-time, $85 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3866 full-time, $170 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $2310. College room only: $1010.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 51 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Student Union, Residence Hall Association, Hi-Steppers Dance Team, band. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Substance Abuse Week, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. McLendon Library with 165,260 books, 8 microform titles, 1,178 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 55 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Raymond is a suburban area 15 miles east of Jackson. The community has a regional library and a general hospital 8 miles east. There are several churches of various denominations in the immediate area. Local clubs include Lions, Business & Professional Women, and the Jaycees. Hinds Community College has a part-time employment agreement with a local industry.

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