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1512 Kemper Street
Scooba, MS 39358-0158
p. 662-476-5000
w. www.eastms.edu/

East Mississippi Community College

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One of the most well-known community colleges in the state, East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) holds the distinction of allowing students to excel at both academics and athletics alike. With campuses in five different counties, the school provides an extensive network of education to citizens in Mississippi, and convenient locations only make it easier to earn an associate degree or diploma.

The school’s course of study combines traditional academic classes with more technically oriented fields of study, meaning that no matter the reason for going to college, this is a place that allows students to pursue a wide variety of opportunities.


Originally founded in the 1920s, EMCC has been providing quality education to the citizens of Mississippi for close to a century. A number of famous athletes got their start at the college, including LeGarrette Blount. With athletics a large part of life at the college, many students are also accomplished on the field, as well as in the classroom.


EMCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Sciences and offers students the chance to earn associate degrees as well as various diplomas. The most popular degree-seeking programs are the Associate of Applied Science degree and the Associate of Arts degree. A number of more technical programs, including those in the mechanics and culinary arts fields, are also very popular with students.

In addition to the opportunities to learn a technical career or an associate’s degree, the college also offers a number of adult education and GED-oriented courses to community members. Because EMCC understands that not everyone can attend classes during regular school hours, it is possible to take weekend or night classes, and a growing number of courses are also being offered online.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Prospective students must submit a completed application form, along with SAT or ACT scores. It is also important to provide proof of GED or high school diploma, an official high school transcript, and in the case of some departments, letters of recommendation. Students who are interested in applying for on-campus housing should also complete the housing form and include it with the application. The school runs on a semester system, meaning that applications should be submitted at least a semester ahead of one’s intended entry date.

Financial Aid

At EMCC, it is understood that college is a major investment. As an accredited school, students attending are eligible for national and federal student financial aid in the form of loans and grants. Once accepted to the college, students should immediately complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. Sometimes, the Department of Education requires further verification of information on the form. For students who are feeling a little overwhelmed with the entire process, or for anyone who needs assistance figuring out the best way to pay for college, counselors in the Office of Financial Aid are always available during business hours for meetings.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Numerous activities are offered outside of the classroom. Students can choose from a number of extracurricular activities, including athletics and clubs and organizations. There is a student newspaper, and there are occasional school-sponsored trips, which is a great way to get to know fellow classmates and enjoy the college experience.

For those who are interested in a more traditional college experience, complete with life in the dorms, there are opportunities on some of the college’s campuses for on-campus housing. Otherwise, the school is well situated for commuters, with campuses in bustling areas that are easy to get to within the various service areas.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Athletics are a big part of student life, with the East Mississippi Lions ranking big in a number of different leagues. Students can choose from a number of sports, with the men’s basketball and women’s soccer teams the most popular on campus. Other men’s sports include baseball, football, soccer, and golf. Women can join the softball, golf, or basketball teams, as well as the cheerleading squad.

Information Summary

Ranks 21st in Mississippi and 2056th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5 0.10
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 6 0.12

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Scooba, MS 39358-0158
Surrounding communityRemote rural area (over 25 mi. away from an urban area)
Total Population1,862 (N/A urban / 1,862 rural)
Households601 (2.58 people per house)
Median Household Income$24,141
Families427 (3.15 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2803

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3062nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,200 $2,200 $4,400
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $400 $400 $400
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $135 $135 $139
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $11,765 $11,765 $13,965
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,621 $14,621 $16,821
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,925 $7,925 $10,125

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,450(N/C) $2,450(N/C) $4,500(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $3,500 $3,750
On-Campus – Other Expenses $120 $3,465
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,400(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,121(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,121 $3,825

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity583
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$2,000
Board Fee$2,000

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2668th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $56,833 ($56,128 male / $53,067 female)
Number of FT Faculty 102 (48 male / 54 female)
Number of PT Faculty 219
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $2,813,376

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