Southwest Mississippi Community College

Southwest Mississippi Community College

Southwest Mississippi Community College, also referred to as SMCC, traces its history to 1908 when the Mississippi legislature allowed counties to set up agricultural schools. The Pike County Agricultural High School was established in September, 1918. It became a 2-year junior college in 1932, and finally in 1988, it was christened the Southwest Mississippi Community College. The 60-acre campus of SMCC is located in Summit, Mississippi.

Southwest Mississippi Community College offers a large number of associate's degrees in the fields of nursing, career and technical education, humanities/ fine arts, mathematics and science, and social sciences and business.

The athletics teams of Southwest Mississippi Community College are known as the Bears. Students participate in sports including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, track and field, and tennis.

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Contacting Southwest Mississippi Community College

Southwest Mississippi Community College
College Dr
Summit , MS 39666-0000
General Phone: (601) 276-2000

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine131registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts107liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology27medical coding
Beauty and Cosmetology25cosmetology
Engineering Technician14electronics tech, occupational safety tech
Computer Science and Engineering13web design, computer networking
Production Trades11welding
Mechanics and Repair10HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Construction Trades9carpentry, well drilling
Business and Management9marketing
Office and Administration8administrative assistant
Family and Social Work8child care provider
Therapy and Counseling5massage therapy

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree25613
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1039
Award of less than 1 academic year181

Southwest Mississippi Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwest Mississippi Community College had a total enrollment of 1,843 students (1,757 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 42%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 36%
20-21 18%
22-24 10%
25-29 10%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

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

State unknown6%

Southwest Mississippi Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 33 %

Southwest Mississippi Community College Room and Board (2007)

Southwest Mississippi Community College offers campus housing for 416 of its 1,757 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Summit, 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 19 meals per week.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,800
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,500
Room and board $ 3,000
Room charge $ 1,130
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,650
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 3,950

Financial Aid:
Southwest Mississippi Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 243600)

Southwest Mississippi Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2154

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year1*8$40,767
All faculty totalcalendar year1*8$40,767

*: 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
No academic rankacademic year20$51,75346$55,934
All faculty totalacademic year20$51,75346$55,934

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

Southwest Mississippi Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports62430

Southwest Mississippi Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Well Drilling/Driller

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

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 Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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What Sets Southwest Mississippi Community College Apart:

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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Number of degree programs
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 18%Southwest Mississippi Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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 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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