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IPEDS ID: 176071
OPE ID: 00241700
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
51 Main Street, Perkinston, Mississippi 39573
General information:  (866) 735-1122
Website:  www.mgccc.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Rural: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,956 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Admissionswww.mgccc.edu/future-students/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.mgccc.edu/future-students/admissions/
Financial Aidwww.mgccc.edu/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.mgccc.edu/npcalc.htm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.mgccc.edu/veterans-services/
Disability Serviceswww.mgccc.edu/students-with-disabilities/
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.mgcccbulldogs.com/landing/index
Mission Statement
  The mission of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is to meet the educational and community needs in George, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties by providing superior instruction through traditional and technological formats. The college embraces lifelong learning, productive citizenship, service learning, and leadership development in a dynamic and innovative learning environment.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty300222
Instructional297222
Research and public service30
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$2,732$3,272$3,272$3,67012.2%
Out-of-state$4,578$5,118$6,072$6,77011.5%
Books and supplies-$860$860$96011.6%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$4,200$4,200$4,100$4,70014.6%
Other$3,090$3,090$3,090$2,790-9.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,000$9,000$9,000$10,30014.4%
Other$5,290$5,290$5,290$5,050-4.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$5,290$5,290$5,290$5,050-4.5%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
On Campus$10,021$11,422$11,322$12,1207.0%
Off Campus$17,021$18,422$18,422$19,9808.5%
Off Campus with Family$8,021$9,422$9,422$9,6802.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$11,867$13,268$14,122$15,2207.8%
Off Campus$18,867$20,268$21,222$23,0808.8%
Off Campus with Family$9,867$11,268$12,222$12,7804.6%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,49390%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,42987%$7,116,145$4,980
Federal grants1,08466%$5,126,918$4,730
Pell grants1,07565%$5,107,318$4,751
Other federal grants91%$19,600$2,178
State/local government grant or scholarships33220%$257,593$776
Institutional grants or scholarships70042%$1,731,634$2,474
Student loan aid43426%$2,120,475$4,886
Federal student loans43226%$2,116,475$4,899
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,89674%$28,091,336$4,074
Pell grants4,78051%$19,842,041$4,151
Federal student loans2,30525%$13,416,704$5,821
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$8,028$6,655$7,789
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$7,761$5,351$6,357
$30,001 – $48,000$8,527$5,707$6,860
$48,001 – $75,000$10,619$7,661$8,957
$75,001 – $110,000$11,948$9,843$10,724
$110,001 and more$12,321$10,020$9,958
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)8,956
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment602
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 67%
Part-time: 33%Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 24%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 67%
25 and over: 33%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 14%
Enrolled in some distance education: 35%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 51%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 61%
Part-time students: 20%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 32%
Transfer-out rate: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 32%
Female: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 36%
Asian: 40%
Black or African American: 23%
Hispanic/Latino: 37%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 36%
Two or more races: 20%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2012 or Fall 2013, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2012 or Fall 2013, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2012]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 15%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 28%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 34%
[Began in Fall 2013]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 19%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 32%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 36%
Received award in 8 years: 38%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 3%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 25%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 39%
Received award in 8 years: 40%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 37%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 9%
Received award in 8 years: 12%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 26%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 14%
Received award in 8 years: 16%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 53%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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year
Certificate
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Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General--1
Turf and Turfgrass Management-00
Category total-01
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture--5
Category total--5
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--61
Category total--61
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-32d16d
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-22d11d
Business Administration and Management, General--137d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-136
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-21
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-93d44d
Tourism and Travel Services Management-21
Category total-164d216d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General--22
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-2311
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-2510
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-21d10d
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-52
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-21d7d
Category total-95d62d
Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance-206
Carpentry/Carpenter-2-
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General21--
Electrician-253
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter-7-
Category total21549
Education
Art Teacher Education--2
Business Teacher Education--4d
Elementary Education and Teaching-0d93d
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--19d
History Teacher Education--23d
Mathematics Teacher Education--13
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching--15
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--9d
Special Education and Teaching, General--5
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education--1
Category total-0d184d
Engineering
Computer Engineering, General--2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--1
Engineering, General--89
Category total--92
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician-3015
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-5826
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-189
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other-20998
Instrumentation Technology/Technician-10048
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-0-
Telecommunications Technology/Technician--0
Category total-415196
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant-10150
Category total-10150
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation-168
Category total-168
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist--3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other--0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--10
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-5125
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)007
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-105d39d
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-210
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-0-
Medical/Clinical Assistant--1
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--7
Physical Therapy/Therapist--27
Pre-Dentistry Studies--22
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies--38
Pre-Optometry Studies--0
Pre-Pharmacy Studies--16
Pre-Veterinary Studies--17
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--22
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--148
Surgical Technology/Technologist-120
Category total0189d382d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other-3551
Category total-3551
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-16d8d
Category total-16d8d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-0d615d
Category total-0d615d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician-11
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-521
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician-205
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician-460
Precision Systems Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other-17-
Category total-1367
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--32
Category total--32
Natural Resources and Conservation
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management--3
Category total--3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other-00
Category total-00
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef-3216
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-5424
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General-150
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General--8
Institutional Food Workers-0-
Category total-10148
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-101
Welding Technology/Welder-635
Category total-736
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--26
Graphic Design-2713
Interior Design--1
Music, General--6
Category total-2746
Grand total211,4222,082
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 611
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 32
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $2,500
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $1,341
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 70%
Part-time students: 70%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time1%2%
200 percent of normal time1%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time40%50%
200 percent of normal time45%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division I MenWomen
Baseball32
Basketball1415
Football55
Golf8
Soccer2619
Softball16
Tennis99
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1929 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs12/1/1982 - 11/29/2017Accredited
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs7/1/1998 - 11/29/2017Accredited
American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees4/28/1999 - 4/11/2018Resigned
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession211
Drug law violations121011
Liquor law violations432
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations353
Liquor law violations020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary926
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary715
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate23.9%23.8%24.4%
Number in default419380306
Number in repayment1,7471,5931,249
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)