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Senatobia, MS 38668-1714
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Northwest Mississippi Community College

Northwest Mississippi Community College Rating: 4.6/5 (9 votes)

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Northwest Mississippi Community College is a two year college that offers many degrees in a variety of interesting fields including criminal justice, social work and forestry. The school opened its doors in 1916 and typically enrolls about 7,000 students.

Northwest Mississippi also offers a career technical program that offers many courses in subjects including civil technology, cosmetology and practical nursing.

The cosmetology degree at the school is a 46 credit hour course and prepares students for the Mississippi Board of Cosmetology certification exam.

The Practical Nursing Program is a 43 credit hour program that provides students with a basic knowledge in general nursing care and beginner nursing procedures. Students work with real nurses to gain real-world knowledge from professionals in the field. Completion of program requirements will help in eligibility to apply for LPN licensure through the Mississippi Department of Education.

The John Deere Tech Program is a two-year, five semester program that looks to improve the skills of beginning John Deere service techs. Courses include grain harvesting equipment, advance power trains and row crop planting systems.

The school offers a 2+2 program that lets students complete the first two years of school at Northwest Mississippi and them complete the other 2 years at the University of Mississippi.

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The following documents must be on file prior to registering at the school.

  • completed application
  • an official ACT or SAT score
  • an official copy of transcripts from an accredited high school or equivalent.

When all documents are accepted, the student will be given a Certificate of Admission which must be presented to the registration office on registration day.

Many programs may have special admission requirements including nursing, truck driving and EMT. Applications are available online.

Students who are 21 years of age or older are not required to submit an ACT or SAT score unless the programs’ specific admission requirements ask for it.

Financial Aid

Students must fill out the FAFSA application online to be considered. Other requirements include:

  • must be a U.S. citizen.
  • must be enrolled in a degree program.
  • must make progress toward the chosen degree.
  • must register with the Selective Service if required. 8must not be in default on a federal loan.

Northwest Mississippi Community College students are eligible for federal aid including the Pell Grant, as well as additional programs like the Academic Competitiveness Grant and the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant. A federal work-study program is also offered by the school.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6234th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Mississippi.


The Senatobia campus at the Northwest Mississippi Community College sits on 251 acres 30 miles from Memphis, Tennessee. The school also has two outlying locations, the DeSoto Center and the Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center.

Many clubs and organizations can be found on campus including the Agriculture Club, the Disabled Students Council and the Northwest Ranger Cheerleaders.

Student government at the Senatobia Campus is made up of 10 members chosen by the general student population. They are responsible for making recommendations for the improvement of student life at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Athletic abound at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The school offers men’s and women’s basketball, football and golf among other sports. The school’s athletic teams are dubbed the Rangers.

Intramural programs are offered at the school in the afternoon and evening hours. Sports include flag football, volleyball and softball. Northwest Mississippi Community College also offer recreational facilities to its students including a pool and gym.

Information Summary

Ranks 27th in Mississippi and 2389th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.03
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 41 0.60

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Senatobia, MS 38668-1714
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population13,019 (6,094 urban / 6,925 rural)
Households4,370 (2.72 people per house)
Median Household Income$39,261
Families3,296 (3.17 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 District2801

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3931st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,250 $2,250 $4,450
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $95 $95 $190
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 $7,332 $7,332 $9,532
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,866 $17,866 $20,066
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,858 $7,858 $10,058

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,950 $2,250 $1,950 $2,250 $3,950 $4,450
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,200
On-Campus – Room & Board $2,575 $3,200
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,385 $4,350
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $3,500 $4,500
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,310 $3,650
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,500 $3,650

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 Capacity907
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$1,200
Board Fee$2,000

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2983rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $54,443 ($53,985 male / $52,846 female)
Number of FT Faculty 222 (92 male / 130 female)
Number of PT Faculty 388
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $6,030,078

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