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Mississippi Delta Community College

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Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) is a two-year community college located in Moorhead, Mississippi. It serves the residents of Sunflower, Bolivar, Issaquena, Washington, Humphreys, Sharkey, and Leflore counties. MDCC’s history back to 1926, when Sunflower Junior College was established in connection with the Sunflower Agricultural High School. Sunflower Junior College was accredited as a two-year junior college in 1928 and was included as a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1930. The college was first renamed Mississippi Delta Junior College in 1960 and given its current name Mississippi Delta Community College in 1989.

The main campus of the college is spread over an area of 220 acres in Moorhead, with additional centers at Greenville, Indianola, Greenwood, and Drew. The college campus at Moorhead features the Greer-Stafford Allied Health Building, Jack E. Harper Jr. Science Building, Allen-Foley Vocational-Technical Center, Stanny Sanders Library, and the J. T. Hall Coliseum.


Mississippi Delta Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for awarding Associate degrees and certificates.


Associate Degrees

Mississippi Delta Community College offers the Associate of Arts (AA) degree, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, and various certificates.

The AA is designed for students who eventually want to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The college offers the Associate of Arts in areas such as Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems, Fine Arts, Music, Health and Physical Education, Criminal Justice, History, and English.

The AAS is geared toward students who wish to take up a profession directly after completing their coursework without earning a four-year degree. Students opting for the Associate of Applied Science can major in areas such as Culinary Arts Technology, Agricultural Business and Management Technology, Computer Networking Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Machine Tool Technology, and Electronics Technology.

Mississippi Delta Community College also offers the Associate Degree Nursing Program, which prepares students to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurses.

Certificate Programs

Mississippi Delta Community College offers Career Technical certificate programs for students who want to prepare for specific occupations or upgrade their skills. The areas in which various certificate programs are offered include Office Systems, Commercial Truck Driving, Machine Tool Operation, EMT, Health Care Assistant, Practical Nursing, and Agricultural Mechanics.

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Mississippi Delta Community College follows an open admissions policy and ensures that students are provided sufficient opportunities for learning experiences.

Undergraduate Admissions

All degree- and certificate-seeking applicants are required to submit the admissions application form along with their official transcripts to prove graduation from an accredited high school. GED scores may be used in lieu of high school transcripts. Applicants are also required to submit their ACT scores, which are used for placement purposes in appropriate classes. Students who do not have an ACT score are placed in the General Education II curriculum. Transfer students are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities.

It must be noted that Mississippi Delta Community College does not admit international students, as it is not eligible to complete the I-20 Form of the Immigration and Naturalization Service for nonimmigrant students.

Special Requirements

Some career-technical and Health Science programs, including Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technology, Healthcare Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Phlebotomy, Radiologic Technology, and Practical Nursing, have specific application procedures. The admission process is competitive and students might be required to appear for an entrance test depending on the program selected.

Financial Aid

Mississippi Delta Community College participates in a variety of financial aid programs to help its students meet their educational expenses. Several different forms of financial aid are available: scholarships, grants, and Federal work-study programs.

Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

The merit-based awards available to eligible MDCC students include the Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Activity Scholarship, and Athletic Grant-in-Aid. Need-based awards include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP), Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG), and the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG). Students can also apply for work-study programs in which they can seek on-campus work-study positions.

Mississippi Delta Community College does not participate in any Federal Family Education Loan Program.


To apply for financial aid from Mississippi Delta Community College, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. Mississippi Delta Community College recommends a priority deadline of April 1 to apply for the financial aid.

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Mississippi Delta Community College believes in promoting the culture of learning both within and outside the classroom, and provides ample opportunities to its students to explore their potential.

Student Services

The Center of Learning helps students maximize their academic potential by offering services such as tutorials and workshops. The Career Center provides valuable guidance to the students to help them make informed career decisions. The Career Center provides help to the students by providing guidance related to choosing their academic programs, sharing the listing of local job openings, conducting aptitude and career interest surveys, and providing resume-writing tips. The college also has a Counseling and Recruiting Office that offers academic and educational counseling along with transfer information. It also organizes educational presentations and workshops and professional training.

On-Campus Housing and Facilities

Housing facilities are available for students at the Edwards-Stonestreet Men’s Dormitory, Stennis-Penrod Building, and the Women’s Residence Hall. The Edwards-Stonestreet Men’s Dormitory is a motel-style facility with a capacity for accommodating 258 men. The Women’s Residence Hall has 80 rooms for housing 236 students.

Dining facilities are available for the students at the Herman Thigpin Cafeteria which features a grill station, hot line, pizza station, salad & soup bar, deli bar, dessert bar, and drink bar.

The Stanny Sanders Library has a huge collection of books, online databases, magazines, journals, and audio/video materials.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Mississippi Delta Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Mississippi Community/Junior College Association. The intercollegiate athletic teams are known as the Trojans. The intercollegiate athletic teams include football, softball, baseball, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball. The intramural sports offered include flag football, softball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, and basketball.


  • Mississippi Delta Community College. About MDCC. Web. 27 September 2011.
  • Mississippi Delta Community College. Financial Aid. Web. 27 September 2011.
  • Mississippi Delta Community College. Catalog/Student Handbook 2011 – 2012. 2011. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 28th in Mississippi and 2394th 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 1 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.12
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 2 0.06

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Moorhead, MS 38761
Surrounding communityRemote town (over 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population3,167 (2,855 urban / 312 rural)
Households850 (3.24 people per house)
Median Household Income$20,330
Families661 (3.72 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 District2802

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3806th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,450 $2,450 $4,058
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $110 $110 $110
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 $8,490 $8,490 $10,098
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $8,850 $8,850 $10,458
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,750 $5,750 $7,358

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,330 $2,450 $2,330 $2,450 $3,938 $4,058
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,400
On-Campus – Room & Board $2,690 $2,740
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,100 $1,900
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $2,960 $3,100
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,900(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,235 $1,900

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 Capacity487
Meals per Week16
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3200th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $52,379 ($49,535 male / $51,494 female)
Number of FT Faculty 112 (35 male / 77 female)
Number of PT Faculty 208
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $2,924,010

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