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

    MISSION STATEMENT Pearl River Community College is a public institution committed to providing quality educational and service opportunities for all who seek them. STRATEGIC GOALS 1. To prepare students to transfer and be successful in their studies at baccalaureate institutions and/or to be successful in careers for which they have been prepared. 2. To provide quality student services. 3. To provide access to college courses and programs using various instructional methods, including distance education. 4. To employ qualified faculty and staff, compensate them well, and provide opportunities for their professional development. 5. To provide facilities, technology, and support staff in order to improve student learning, enhance faculty and staff performance, augment community services, and make college services available via the Internet. 6. To improve communication among campus personnel and community members regarding the College goals, objectives, and activities. 7. To recruit and retain students from a diverse population. 8. To provide workforce training programs that meet requirements of business, industry, educational, and public service agencies for basic skills, specific job skills, and technical skills training.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • 2-4 years certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Rural: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,726
    Percent Admitted 90%
    Men Admitted 94%
    Women Admitted 88%
    Full Time Retention Rate 55%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 7,898
    Native American 1.0
    Asian 8.0
    African American 3,086.0
    Hispanic 35.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,900
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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