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Pearl River Community College is a public institution situated in Poplarville, Mississippi. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Pearl River Community College.

3,799 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,250 Avg In-State Tuition

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Pearl River 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 Pearl River Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Value Industrial Production Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#17 Best Value Dental Support Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#73 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#106 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#111 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Pearl River Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Value Colleges for Manufacturing Engineering Technology College Factual
#11 Best Value Colleges for Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology College Factual
#13 Best Value Colleges for Electronics Engineering Technology College Factual
#13 Best Value Colleges for Industrial Production Technology College Factual
#44 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#67 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services College Factual

Where Is Pearl River Community College?

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Contact details for Pearl River Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, MS 39470
Phone: 601-403-1000
Website: www.prcc.edu/

Can I Afford Pearl River Community College?

$3,250 In-State Tuition
25% Take Out Loans
18.3% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Pearl River Community College students paid $140 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $240 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,250 $4,250
Fees $250 $250
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300
On Campus Room and Board $4,900 $4,900
On Campus Other Expenses $1,920 $1,920

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 Pearl River Community College, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $4,352 a year. That adds up to $17,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pearl River Community College is 18.3%. 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.

Pearl River Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,799 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,065 undergraduate students at Pearl River Community College, with 3,799 being full-time and 1,266 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 3,799 full-time undergraduates at Pearl River Community College, 36% are male and 64% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pearl River Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 1,206
Hispanic or Latino 82
White 2,323
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 159

Over 5 countries are represented at Pearl River Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Ireland, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Pearl River Community College

1,128 Took All Classes Online
2,959 Took At Least One Class Online
26.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,959 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Pearl River Community College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Pearl River Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pearl River Community College was 26.0%. This is the #820 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Pearl River Community College regardless of major.

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%.

Pearl River Community College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 79 79
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 57 0 57
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 55 0 55
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 32 0 32
Welding Technology/Welder 1 24 25
Respiratory Care Therapy 19 0 19
Occupational Therapist Assistant 18 0 18
Physical Therapy Assistant 18 0 18
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 4 10 14
General Drafting & Design Technology 14 0 14
Laboratory Technician 14 0 14
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 14 0 14
Dental Assisting/Assistant 10 3 13
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 0 13 13
Radiologic Technology 12 0 12
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 9 11
Electrician 8 2 10
Surgical Technology 4 6 10
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 6 0 6
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 5 0 5
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 4 0 4
Barbering/Barber 0 4 4
General Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology 3 1 4
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 2 0 2
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 1 1
Mason/Masonry 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 0 0
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 0 0
TOTAL 302 152 454

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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