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Located in Perkinston, Mississippi, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

5,126 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,100 Avg In-State Tuition

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Industrial Production Technology Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Electromechanical Engineering Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Drafting & Design Engineering Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Culinary Arts Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#130 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Colleges for Manufacturing Engineering Technology College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for General Drafting & Design Technology College Factual
#8 Best Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#12 Best Value Colleges for Industrial Production Technology College Factual
#18 Best Value Colleges for Drafting & Design Engineering Technology College Factual
#67 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual

Where Is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College?

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Contact details for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 51 Main Street, Perkinston, MS 39573
Phone: 866-735-1122
Website: https://www.mgccc.edu/

Can I Afford Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College?

$3,100 In-State Tuition
27% Take Out Loans
25.3% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students paid $155 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $310 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,100 $6,200
Fees $650 $650
Books and Supplies $960 $960
On Campus Room and Board $5,100 $5,100
On Campus Other Expenses $3,040 $3,040

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,789 a year. That adds up to $19,156 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 25.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,126 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,677 undergraduate students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, with 5,126 being full-time and 3,551 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 5,126 full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 41% are male and 59% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 125
Black or African American 1,163
Hispanic or Latino 280
White 2,868
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 690

Over 12 countries are represented at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Honduras, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

2,020 Took All Classes Online
5,104 Took At Least One Class Online
15.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,104 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was 15.4%. This is the #1,051 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 98%
Health Sciences & Services 98%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Carpentry #1
Carpentry/Carpenter #1
Manufacturing Engineering Technology #4
Construction Trades #9
General Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology #9
Air Transportation #25
Transportation & Materials Moving #25
Industrial Production Technology #25
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences #66
Health Sciences & Services #90
Engineering Technologies #172

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Other Industrial Production Technologies 105 219 324
Instrumentation Technology 52 116 168
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 33 64 97
General Drafting & Design Technology 30 65 95
Welding Technology/Welder 8 55 63
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 20 38 58
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 54 56
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 17 33 50
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 50 50
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 49 0 49
Electrician 5 40 45
Construction Engineering Technology 9 25 34
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 3 30 33
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 8 22 30
Surgical Technology 17 10 27
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 25 25
Radiologic Technology 22 0 22
Building/Property Maintenance 1 19 20
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 6 14 20
Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 4 9 13
Respiratory Care Therapy 12 0 12
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 0 11 11
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 0 11 11
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 11 11
Laboratory Technician 10 0 10
Precision Systems Maintenance & Repair Technologies, Other 2 6 8
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 1 6 7
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 6 0 6
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 6 6
Medical/Clinical Assistant 4 0 4
Other Construction Trades 2 0 2
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 1 0 1
General Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology 1 0 1
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 0
Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter 0 0 0
Telecommunications Technology 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 0 0
Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions 0 0 0
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 0 0 0
Health Care Management 0 0 0
Health Information Management 0 0 0
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 0 0
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 0
Institutional Food Workers 0 0 0
General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science 0 0 0
TOTAL 430 939 1,369

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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