Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,300
2022 Average Net Price
$6,789
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.27%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
7,845
60.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
44.2%
853 Graduates

About

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a higher education institution located in Stone County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College were General Health Services (280 degrees awarded), General Business (173 degrees), and General Education (126 degrees).

In 2022, 3,406 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,021 degrees), 2.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (746 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $3,300, which is $−4,812 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $3,300, which is $−4,812 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,789.

In 2022, 54% of undergraduate students attending Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 19% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,300
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was $3,300. The cost of tuition at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $−4,812 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,789
2022 Value
16.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,789. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College grew by 16.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,700
Room and Board
$1,075
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was of $5,700 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 26% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,075. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
19%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.57% with respect to 2021, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.27%
2019 Default Rate
100
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was 5.27%, which represents 100 out of the 1897 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College had a total enrollment of 7,845 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 4,720 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,125. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.8% White, 23.2% Black or African American, 6.72% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Two or More Races, 2.72% Asian, 0.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0892% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.3%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Black or African American Female (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,845 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 4,720 and the part-time enrollment is 3,125. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,143 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,819 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    527 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 52.8% White, 23.2% Black or African American, 6.72% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Two or More Races, 2.72% Asian, 0.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0892% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 286 more women than men received degrees from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is white (2,021 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (746 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is General Health Services (280 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (173 degrees) and General Education (126 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (565 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (136 degrees), and Construction (92 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Registered nurses (1,403,661 people), Medical & health services managers (155,954 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,380 people), Pharmacists (134,848 people), and Other managers (110,361 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (565 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (136 degrees), Construction (92 degrees), Precision Production (118 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Engineering Technologies (565 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (136 degrees), Construction (92 degrees), Precision Production (118 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,509,018 people), Elementary & secondary schools (301,825 people), Outpatient care centers (250,814 people), Offices of physicians (207,347 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (157,922 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Engineering Technologies (565 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (136 degrees), Construction (92 degrees), Precision Production (118 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 280 degrees awarded
  2. 173 degrees awarded
  3. 126 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was General Health Services with 280 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,560
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,846
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,560 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which is 0.845 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,846).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 216 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Other Industrial Production Technology, which is 8 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 208 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in General Health Services, which is 2.89 times more than the 72 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% of students graduating from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (68.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is Male and Asian (68.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,021 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    746 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is white (2,021 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (746 degrees).

6.84% of degree recipients (233 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,070 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    951 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    446 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is white female (1,070 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (951 degrees).

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Operations

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 132k (1.39%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College had a total salary expenditure of 122M. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College employs 299 Instructors. Most academics at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Female Instructor (180), and Male Instructor (119).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 160 employees, Service, with 123 employees, and Management with 51 employees.

Endowment

$9.5M
2022 Endowment
53.9%
growth from 2021

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has an endowment valued at about $9.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College grew 53.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.29M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.7M - Federal
  2. $7.9M - State
  3. $27.5k - Local

As of 2022, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College received $3.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.9M from state grants and contracts, and $27.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$39.9M
2022 Salaries
3.17%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College paid a median of $39.9M in salaries, which represents 32.6% of their overall expenditure ($122M) and a 3.17% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.7M
Instructional Salaries
299
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College paid a total of $16.7M to 299 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
299 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
160 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was Instructor with 299 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 160 employees, Service with 123 employees, and Management with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was Female Instructor with 180 employees, and Male Instructor with 119 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

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