Copiah Lincoln Community College

Copiah Lincoln Community College

Copiah-Lincoln Community College, also referred to as Co-Lin, was originally established as the Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School in 1915. The Copiah-Lincoln Junior College was organized in the year 1928, and this institute was renamed Copiah-Lincoln Community College in 1988. The main campus of Co-Lin is situated in Wesson, Mississippi. Classes are also offered in the Natchez Campus, and the Simpson County Center.

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College confers the Associate in Arts Degree on its students. Courses are offered in the fields of business, fine arts, health & physical education, humanities, math & comp. science, nursing, science, and social science. Distance learning and transfer programs are also available.

Students of Co-Lin participate in a variety of sports including football, golf, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, and softball. The teams are nicknamed the Wolfpacks, and they compete in NJCAA Region XXIII.

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Contacting Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Copiah-Lincoln Community College
1001 Co-Lin Lane
Wesson , MS 39191
General Phone: (601) 643-8306

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts167English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, social services, political science, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine120EMT paramedic, pre-nursing, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Education and Teaching59special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching
Business and Management33business management, accounting, MIS, marketing
Medical Support and Technology32audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech, pre-pharmacy
Mechanics and Repair25HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Engineering Technician25electronics tech, instrumentation tech, drafting
Medical Administration25medical secretary
Office and Administration24administrative assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology23cosmetology
Production Trades22machine shop assistant, welding
Transportation20construction equipment operation, truck and bus driver
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Family and Social Work14foodservice management, child care management, social work
Science10biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering9computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer science, computer networking
Art Studies7art studies
Security and Law Enforcement6corrections, criminal justice and administration
Cooking and Culinary Arts3institutional food workers
Law2legal professions
Music1music, piano
Medicine0pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary
Hospitality0hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0sports and fitness management
Architecture and Planning0architecture
Media0communication studies, journalism
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry, wood science

Number of programs and degrees for Copiah-Lincoln Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree49064
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years14713
Award of less than 1 academic year92

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Copiah-Lincoln Community College had a total enrollment of 2,382 students (2,315 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 34%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 1%
Unknown 17%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 38%
20-21 24%
22-24 10%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 26 %

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Room and Board (2007)

Copiah-Lincoln Community College offers campus housing for 650 of its 2,315 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Wesson, Mississippi for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Mississippi Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,820
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 1,820
Room and board $ 3,050
Room charge $ 1,150
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,900
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Copiah-Lincoln Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 240200)

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4070

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year40$48,32870$47,156
All faculty totalacademic year40$48,32870$47,156

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports384381

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Institutional Food Workers

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General
Piano and Organ

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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