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.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- Weekend/evening college
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- 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
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- 2-4 years certificate
- 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 Asian 8 African American 3,086 Hispanic 35 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,900 Enrolled FullTime Graduates