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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Overview

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a public institution located in Perkinston, Mississippi. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

What Is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Known For?

3,603 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.

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Mississippi Gulf Coast 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.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#25 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular General Philosophy & Religious Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College?

Location of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Contact details for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 51 Main Street, Perkinston, MS 39573
Phone: 866-735-1122
Website: https://www.mgccc.edu

How Do I Get Into Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College?

You can apply to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College online at: https://mgccc.edu/enroll/apply-now/

As long as you submit the requested materials to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College?

32% Take Out Loans
25.3% 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $4,487 a year. That adds up to $17,948 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 25.3%. 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.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,676 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,954 undergraduate students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, with 5,676 being full-time and 3,278 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,676 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 154
Black or African American 1,316
Hispanic or Latino 362
White 3,337
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 507

Over 12 countries are represented at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Honduras, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

1,205 Took All Classes Online
4,303 Took At Least One Class Online
2.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,303 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was 2.8%. This is the #1,835 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Support & Assistant Services 89%
Business, Management & Marketing 13%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 4%
Health Professions 7%
Legal Professions 14%
Legal Support Services 14%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 20%
Liberal Arts General Studies 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Systems Networking #46
Computer Software & Applications #55
Legal Support Services #62
Legal Professions #90
Marketing #110
Business Support & Assistant Services #116
Teacher Education Subject Specific #168
Teacher Education Grade Specific #234
Accounting #241
Health & Medical Administrative Services #278
Computer & Information Sciences #340
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #448
Liberal Arts General Studies #448

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%.

Mississippi Gulf Coast 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 0 867 0 867
Industrial Production Technology 0 122 242 364
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 55 152 207
Nursing 0 205 0 205
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 38 81 119
Human Development & Family Studies 0 38 79 117
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 32 74 106
Culinary Arts 0 33 73 106
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 28 62 90
Business Administration & Management 0 88 0 88
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 17 2 66 85
Precision Metal Working 0 1 76 77
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 72 0 72
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 72 72
General Engineering 0 71 0 71
Mental & Social Health Services 0 21 46 67
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 66 0 66
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 62 0 62
Accounting 0 7 50 57
Marketing 0 17 38 55
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 52 0 52
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 38 13 51
Design & Applied Arts 0 17 30 47
Allied Health Professions 0 28 17 45
Computer Systems Networking 0 14 28 42
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 36 36
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 11 22 33
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 33 0 33
Construction Engineering Technology 0 9 18 27
General Biology 0 26 0 26
Computer Programming 0 8 17 25
Information Technology 0 9 16 25
Computer Information Systems 0 24 0 24
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 24 24
Legal Support Services 0 7 15 22
Hospitality Management 0 5 14 19
Computer Software & Applications 0 8 10 18
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 15 0 15
Fine & Studio Arts 0 15 0 15
Precision Systems Maintenance 0 0 12 12
American Sign Language 0 5 6 11
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 9 9
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 5 4 9
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 7 7
Music 0 7 0 7
Special Education 0 5 0 5
General Architecture 0 2 0 2
Wildlife Management 0 2 0 2
General Psychology 0 2 0 2
Computer Engineering 0 1 0 1
Electrical Engineering 0 1 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 1 0 1
Forestry 0 1 0 1
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 1 0 1
Horticulture 0 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
Cosmetology 0 0 0 0
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 17 2,177 1,409 3,603

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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