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Health Professions at Northwest Mississippi Community College

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Health Professions at Northwest Mississippi Community College

If you plan to study health professions, take a look at what Northwest Mississippi Community College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

NWCC is located in Senatobia, Mississippi and approximately 7,537 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Health Professions section at the bottom of this page.

NWCC Health Professions Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Health Professions (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Undergrad Certificate in Health Professions (1 - 4 Years)
  • Associate’s Degree in Health Professions

Online Classes Are Available at NWCC

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, NWCC does offer online courses in health professions for the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree

NWCC Health Professions Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Health Professions Student Demographics at NWCC

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the health professions majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

NWCC Health Professions Associate’s Program

83% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 17% of health professions associate's degrees went to men and 83% went to women.

NWCC Gender Breakdown of Health Professions Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in health professions at NWCC are white. Around 69% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Northwest Mississippi Community College with a associate's in health professions.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Professions Majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 47
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 118
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Concentrations Within Health Professions

If you plan to be a health professions major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Northwest Mississippi Community College. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 178
Nursing 113
Health & Medical Administrative Services 94
Allied Health Professions 42

Careers That Health Professions Grads May Go Into

A degree in health professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MS, the home state for Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Occupation Jobs in MS Average Salary in MS
Registered Nurses 29,860 $58,490
Nursing Assistants 13,850 $23,100
Office and Administrative Support Worker Supervisors 12,410 $47,000
Personal Care Aides 9,610 $20,800
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 9,520 $37,930

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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