Pearl River Community College

Pearl River Community College

Pearl River Community College, also referred to as PRCC, is located in Poplarville, Mississippi. This college was established in 1909 and was originally known as Pearl River County Agricultural High School (PRCAHS). The college offers degree and certificate programs to its students in study areas such as fine arts, business and science. Poplarville is home to the main campus of the Pearl River Community College; there are other campuses of PRCC which are:

  • Forrest County Center
  • Hancock Center
  • Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center

The athletic teams of the college are known as the Wildcats. The students of the college participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, softball and tennis. The students of Pearl River Community College publish a newspaper on campus called Dixie Drawl through which they voice their opinions.

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Pearl River Community College
101 Hwy 11 N
Poplarville , MS 39470
General Phone: (601) 403-1000

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Pearl River Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts295liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine158registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology90dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical lab assistant, respiratory care tech, surgical tech
Production Trades59machine shop assistant, welding
Beauty and Cosmetology33cosmetology, barber
Office and Administration30administrative assistant, office data entry
Engineering Technician25electronics tech, instrumentation tech, drafting
Business and Management20finance, marketing
Mechanics and Repair18HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Family and Social Work17child care management
Therapy and Counseling15physical therapist assistant
Computer Science and Engineering11computer applications programming
Medical Administration11medical secretary
Construction Trades6carpentry, electrician

Number of programs and degrees for Pearl River Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2339
Associate's degree52615
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years296

Pearl River Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pearl River Community College had a total enrollment of 4,593 students (2,644 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 74%
Part-Time 26%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 37%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 27%
20-21 27%
22-24 14%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 1%

Pearl River Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 47 %
Part-Time 35 %

Pearl River Community College Room and Board (2007)

Pearl River Community College offers campus housing for 850 of its 2,644 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Poplarville, 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.

Pearl River Community College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required

Pearl River Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,720
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,118
Room and board $ 3,800
Books and supplies $ 500
Other expenses $ 300

Financial Aid:
Pearl River Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 243000)

Pearl River 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 year12$60,69024$44,625
All faculty totalcalendar year12$60,69024$44,625

*: 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 year46$45,82979$47,971
All faculty totalacademic year46$45,82979$47,971

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

Pearl River Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports282957

Pearl River Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications

Construction Trades

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

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Pearl River Community College Highlights

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What Sets Pearl River Community College Apart:

% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 6%Pearl River Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 14%Pearl River Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in production trades
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Top 14%Pearl River Community College % of degrees in production trades
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 17%Pearl River Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 19%Pearl River Community College % of degrees in liberal arts

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