Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 609
Perkinston, MS 39573-0609
Tel: (601)928-5211; Admissions: (601)928-6264; Fax: (601)928-6299; Web Site: http://www.mgccc.edu/

Description: District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 600-acre small town campus with easy access to New Orleans. Endowment: $3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2606 per student. Total enrollment: 10,231. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. Students come from 15 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 20% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 0% 25 or older, 7% live on campus. Retention: 62% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1290 full-time, $65 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3136 full-time, $142 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $142 full-time, $3 per semester hour part-time, $20 per term part-time. College room and board: $2050. College room only: $770. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: VICA, SIFE, Student Government Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Vocational Awareness Week, Drug/Alcohol Awareness Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Main library plus 3 others with 100,472 books, 933 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $949,826. 435 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The city lies 25 miles north of Gulfport. Area is reached by Interstate 10 and Highway 49. Air service is available.

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