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Pearl River Community College Overview

Located in Poplarville, Mississippi, Pearl River Community College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding Pearl River Community College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is Pearl River Community College Known For?

1,103 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Pearl River Community College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Pearl River Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Pearl River Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Online Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Pearl River Community College?

Location of Pearl River Community College

Contact details for Pearl River Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, MS 39470
Phone: 601-403-1000

How Do I Get Into Pearl River Community College?

You can apply to Pearl River Community College online at:

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

Can I Afford Pearl River Community College?

30% Take Out Loans
17.7% 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 Pearl River Community College, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $5,074 a year. That adds up to $20,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pearl River Community College is 17.7%. 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.

Pearl River Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,640 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,836 undergraduate students at Pearl River Community College, with 3,640 being full-time and 1,196 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Pearl River Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,640 full-time undergraduates at Pearl River Community College, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Pearl River Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pearl River Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pearl River Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 32
Black or African American 1,077
Hispanic or Latino 76
White 2,324
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 123

Over 5 countries are represented at Pearl River Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Ireland, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Pearl River Community College

724 Took All Classes Online
2,093 Took At Least One Class Online
11.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,093 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Pearl River Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 15th 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 Pearl River Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pearl River Community College was 11.3%. This is the #1,244 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Pearl River Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 7%
Business, Management & Marketing 21%
Marketing 44%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Pearl River 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 Pearl River Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Marketing #52
Business Administration & Management #402
Business, Management & Marketing #499

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%.

Pearl River Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 475 0 475
Nursing 80 0 80
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 64 64
Precision Metal Working 5 52 57
Electronics Engineering Technology 47 0 47
Allied Health Professions 37 6 43
Industrial Production Technology 37 0 37
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 19 16 35
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 32 0 32
Business Administration & Management 19 10 29
Dental Support Services 22 3 25
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 10 12 22
Ground Transportation 0 22 22
Health & Medical Administrative Services 21 0 21
Cosmetology 0 20 20
Marketing 18 0 18
Computer Systems Networking 18 0 18
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 18 0 18
Human Development & Family Studies 17 0 17
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 3 9 12
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 7 0 7
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 4 0 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0
Masonry 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0
TOTAL 889 214 1,103


*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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