Holmes Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 369
Goodman, MS 39079-0369
Tel: (662)472-2312
Admissions: (601)472-2312
Fax: (662)472-9156
Web Site: http://www.holmescc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 196-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3428 per student. Total enrollment: 4,494. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Full-time: 3,251 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 1,243 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 45% black, 26% 25 or older, 12% live on campus. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1430 full-time, $65 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $330 full-time, $10 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $3800. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Drama/Theater Club, Baptist Student Union, FCA, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Major annual events: Homecoming, Beauty Pageant, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 660 college housing spaces available. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. McMorrough Library plus 2 others with 53,000 books, 550 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $124,696. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in a rural area, there is bus service to Goodman. The climate is mild and humid. Railroad service is available in nearby Durant, Mississippi. Several churches of various denominations are located here. Many cultural, recreational and community services available in Jackson, the State Capital, 48 miles away. There is some work available for students requiring financial assistance.

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