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East Mississippi Community College Overview

East Mississippi Community College is a public institution located in Scooba, Mississippi. EMCC is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is East Mississippi Community College Known For?

1,073 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at EMCC.
  • In 2017-2018, 44% of the faculty were full-time.

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East Mississippi Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

EMCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#140 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#393 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#459 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at EMCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Health/Medical Prep Programs Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Natural Resources & Conservation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#103 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#123 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is East Mississippi Community College?

Location of East Mississippi Community College

Contact details for EMCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1512 Kemper Street, Scooba, MS 39358-0158
Phone: 662-476-5000
Website: www.eastms.edu/

How Do I Get Into EMCC?

You can apply to EMCC online at: https://www.eastms.edu/prospective_students.html

Since East Mississippi Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford East Mississippi Community College?

37% Take Out Loans
22.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At EMCC, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $4,257 a year. That adds up to $17,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at EMCC is 22.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

East Mississippi Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,593 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,832 undergraduate students at EMCC, with 2,593 being full-time and 1,239 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  EMCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,593 full-time undergraduates at EMCC, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  EMCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of East Mississippi Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of EMCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 1,317
Hispanic or Latino 41
White 1,149
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 67

Over 13 countries are represented at EMCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Yemen, and El Salvador.

Online Learning at East Mississippi Community College

858 Took All Classes Online
2,241 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,241 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at EMCC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of EMCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at East Mississippi Community College was -4.0%. This is the #2,421 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at EMCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of EMCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 29%
Allied Health Professions 29%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 23%
Business Support & Assistant Services 21%
Business, Management & Marketing 30%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 80%
Computer & Information Sciences 43%
Computer Information Systems 67%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 32%
Dental Support Services 25%
Engineering 21%
Forestry 50%
General Biology 25%
General Business/Commerce 23%
General Engineering 33%
General Psychology 28%
General Social Sciences 50%
General Visual & Performing Arts 53%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 2%
Health & Physical Education 30%
Health Professions 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 32%
Hospitality Management 75%
Information Technology 62%
Journalism 25%
Legal Professions 75%
Legal Support Services 75%
Marketing 50%
Mathematics 67%
Mathematics & Statistics 67%
Music 14%
Natural Resources & Conservation 27%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 27%
Psychology 35%
Social Sciences 30%
Sociology 75%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 14%
Visual & Performing Arts 42%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at EMCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at EMCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Support & Assistant Services #165
Health & Medical Administrative Services #383

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

East Mississippi Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 100 0 100
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 89 0 89
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 23 20 27 70
General Business/Commerce 0 66 0 66
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 19 43 62
Precision Metal Working 0 20 39 59
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 14 42 56
General Biology 0 40 0 40
General Psychology 0 32 0 32
Allied Health Professions 0 31 0 31
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 11 19 30
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 3 27 30
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 27 0 27
Nursing 0 26 0 26
Marketing 0 21 3 24
General Engineering 0 24 0 24
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 24 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 22 0 22
Cosmetology 0 5 16 21
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 17 0 17
Accounting 0 13 1 14
Culinary Arts 0 7 7 14
Industrial Production Technology 0 11 1 12
Dental Support Services 0 12 0 12
Forestry 0 12 0 12
Horticulture 0 11 0 11
Social Work 0 11 0 11
Health & Physical Education 0 10 0 10
Computer Information Systems 0 9 0 9
Hospitality Management 0 5 3 8
Information Technology 0 8 0 8
Computer Systems Networking 0 7 0 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 7 0 7
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Music 0 7 0 7
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 5 0 5
Animal Science 0 4 0 4
Journalism 0 4 0 4
Legal Support Services 0 4 0 4
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 4 0 4
General Social Sciences 0 4 0 4
Sociology 0 4 0 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 3 0 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 3 0 3
Computer Programming 0 3 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 0 3 0 3
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 3 0 3
History 0 3 0 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 3
Wildlife Management 0 3 0 3
General Agriculture 0 2 0 2
General English Literature 0 2 0 2
Chemistry 0 2 0 2
Political Science & Government 0 2 0 2
General Architecture 0 1 0 1
Business Administration & Management 0 1 0 1
International Business 0 1 0 1
Special Education 0 1 0 1
Human Development & Family Studies 0 1 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 1 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 1 0 1
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 1 0 1
Plant Sciences 0 0 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 23 798 252 1,073

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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