Mississippi Delta Community College

Mississippi Delta Community College

Mississippi Delta Community College, also known as MDCC, is located in Moorhead, Mississippi, United States. It was founded in 1926 as Sunflower Junior College. It became Mississippi Delta Junior College in 1961. It was christened Mississippi Delta Community College in 1989. In additon to the Moorhead campus, the college offers classes in Greenville, Drew, Indianola, and Greenwood, Mississippi. MDCC offers enrollment to more than 3,000 students.

Mississippi Delta Community College offers a wide variety of degrees in the fields of business, fine arts, humanities, general education, law enforcement, math and science, and social/behavioral sciences. Distance learning programs are also available for outstation students.

MDCC's athletic teams are known as the Trojans. They participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and softball. The football team were the winner of a national championship in 1994.

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Mississippi Delta Community College
Hwy 3 and Cherry St
Moorhead , MS 38761
General Phone: (662) 246-6322

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Mississippi Delta Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts279liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology36dental hygienist, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, medical lab tech
Mechanics and Repair22HVAC, automobile mechanics, engine machinist
Office and Administration21administrative assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine21licensed practical nurse
Production Trades16machinist, machine shop assistant, sheet metal tech, welding
Construction Trades16masonry, electrician
Transportation11construction equipment operation
Engineering Technician9architectural engineering tech, electronics tech
Hospitality9hospitality management
Computer Science and Engineering8computer networking
Landscaping and Horticulture8pest management
Agricultural Science and Management6agricultural operations, farm management, agricultural mechanization, agricultural mechanization courses, crop production

Number of programs and degrees for Mississippi Delta Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree37114
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9113

Mississippi Delta Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mississippi Delta Community College had a total enrollment of 3,006 students (2,612 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 37%
Black 61%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 26%
20-21 24%
22-24 15%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Mississippi Delta Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 31 %

Mississippi Delta Community College Room and Board (2007)

Mississippi Delta Community College offers campus housing for 488 of its 2,612 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Moorhead, 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 12 meals per week.

Mississippi Delta Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,920
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,528
Room and board $ 2,470
Room charge $ 940
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,530
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,970

Financial Aid:
Mississippi Delta Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 241600)

Mississippi Delta Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year4$60,1699$49,290
All faculty totalcalendar year4$60,1699$49,290

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year34$46,75273$51,504
All faculty totalacademic year34$46,75273$51,504

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

Mississippi Delta Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports432972

Mississippi Delta Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural Mechanization, Other
Crop Production
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Engine Machinist
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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What Sets Mississippi Delta Community College Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 5%Mississippi Delta Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Mississippi Delta Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 9%Mississippi Delta Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 13%Mississippi Delta Community College % students on athletic fin. aid
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 14%Mississippi Delta Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Mississippi Delta Community College Minority % of student body

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
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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