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505 East Main Street
Raymond, MS 39154
p. 601-857-5261
w. www.hindscc.edu

Hinds Community College

Hinds Community College Rating: 3.1/5 (7 votes)

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Located in Raymond, Mississippi, Hinds Community College (HCC) is the largest community college in the state.

This school serves 32,000 students in many different types of educational programs. These programs include: academic, career/technical, workforce, secondary and adult education programs. Founded in 1917, this school has provided an excellent learning experience for its students at an affordable price. There are currently six locations for students to attend.


HCC is a two year community college that offers a bevy of degrees and diplomas in a variety of courses including accounting, dance and music. The school also offers a 2+2 program that helps students transfer credits to public four-year universities in Mississippi.

The Court Reporting Program is the only program of its kind in Mississippi to be approved by the National Court Reporters Association. The program offers a flexible schedule including night classes. The 74 semester credit hour program offers classes in medical office terminology and judicial dictionary development.

The Machine Tool Technology Program is designed to prepare students for work as a machinist using state-of-the-art equipment. Machine tool lessons include the use of lathes, drills and micrometers. Many of the graduates are employed by many local machine businesses. Courses in the program include blueprint reading, shop safety and computer aided manufacturing.

The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares students for pharmacy careers by providing instruction in drug preparation, packaging and distribution. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. The 74-77 semester credit hour program offers classes in human anatomy, pharmacy law and pharmacology.

The Telecommunications Program at the school prepares students for work with data transmissions and reception. The program involves digital voice communication an satellite communications. Graduates of the program have the necessary skills and knowledge to install, maintain and repair telecommunications systems. Courses offered include oral communications, digital communications and fundamentals of fiber optics.

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Students are required to complete an application for admission and submit it to the Office of Admissions and Records. It is also recommended that students provide copies of ACT or SAT scores prior to admission. If a student wants to live on campus, he or she must request and submit an application for housing. Official transcripts from high school or a previous college are also required prior to admission.

Students may apply for admission online.

Specialized programs are subject to additional admission guidelines

Financial Aid

HCC students are eligible for a number of grants, loans and scholarships. Students must fill out a FAFSA for consideration.

Hinds Community College offers federal grants including Pell grants, Federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity grants and an Academic Competitiveness grant. The school also offers state grants including the Mississippi Tuition Assistance grant. Scholarships to the school include funding from the Datatel Scholars Foundation, Honors Scholarships and Gifted and Talented Scholarships. Special financial aid programs are available for military personnel and veterans. The school also has a work study program.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6366th for the average student loan amount.
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Hinds Community College offers over 90 students groups and organizations including the Hi-Steppers, Cheerleading Club and the Vocational-Technical Clubs of America. The school also sponsors many Greek organizations. The school is also part of iTunesU and students are able to download lectures and interviews through Apple’s iTunesU program.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Sports abound at HCC. This school competes in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges in the NJCAA.

The school offers state-of-the-art facilities including separate baseball and football fields and a basketball court. The school also runs an 18 hole golf course.

This school also has an extensive athletic program. It includes many sports for both men and women to get involved in. Men’s sports include: baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field. Women’s sports include: basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, cheerleading, and track and field. The team mascot is the Eagles.

Intramural sports are also offered at the school including dodge ball, volleyball and swimming.

Local Community

Raymond is just outside Jackson, the state capital and largest city in the state. Jackson holds many cultural events including the Mississippi State Fair, the USA International Ballet Competition and the Crossroads Film Festival.

Information Summary

Ranks 30th in Mississippi and 2482nd 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 1 0.01
Burglary 32 0.25
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.02
Arrest 6 0.05

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Raymond, MS 39154
Surrounding communityFringe town (less than 10 mi. from an urban cluster)
Total Population9,747 (1,189 urban / 8,558 rural)
Households3,044 (2.65 people per house)
Median Household Income$45,203
Families2,373 (3.04 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge 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 District2802

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3549th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,160 $2,160 $4,760
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $100 $100 $100
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $100 $100 $200
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 $8,710 $8,710 $11,310
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $11,110 $11,110 $13,710
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,710 $5,710 $8,310

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,060(N/C) $2,060(N/C) $4,660(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $3,440 $3,900
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,600 $2,250
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $4,950 $5,850
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,600 $2,250
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,600 $2,250

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 Capacity1,860
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$2,000
Board Fee$1,900

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3533rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $49,394 ($48,427 male / $46,644 female)
Number of FT Faculty 406 (134 male / 272 female)
Number of PT Faculty 745
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $10,837,261

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