Pearl River Community College: Narrative Description

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101 Hwy. 11 North
Poplarville, MS 39470
Tel: (601)403-1000; Admissions: (601)795-6801; Fax: (601)403-1135; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: 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 1909. Setting: 240-acre rural campus with easy access to New Orleans. Total enrollment: 3,700. Students come from 11 states and territories, 27% 25 or older, 20% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, data processing programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1410 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3810 full-time. College room and board: $2064.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall Fest, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Pearl River Community College Library with 40,000 books and 340 serials. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Poplarville is located in the southern portion of the state and has a temperate climate. New Orleans may be reached 70 miles southwest via Interstate Highway 59. Poplarville has its own hospital.

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