Northwest Mississippi Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,000
7.14% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$5,650
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
19.2%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
7,654
67.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
25.1%
371 Graduates

About

Northwest Mississippi Community College is a higher education institution located in Tate County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest Mississippi Community College were .

In 2017, 1,370 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Mississippi Community College. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (885 degrees), 2.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (429 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Mississippi Community College is $3,000, which is $-4,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Mississippi Community College is $3,000, which is $-4,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,650.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,000
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwest Mississippi Community College was $3,000. The cost of tuition at Northwest Mississippi Community College is $-4,414 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,650
2017 Value
6.04%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwest Mississippi Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,650. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwest Mississippi Community College grew by 6.04%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,235
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Mississippi Community College was of $8,235 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
19%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Northwest Mississippi Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 22.4% with respect to 2016, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
19.2%
2016 Default Rate
240
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Mississippi Community College was 19.2%, which represents 240 out of the 1250 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

Northwest Mississippi Community College has a total enrollment of 7,654 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Mississippi Community College is 5,191 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,463. This means that 67.8% of students enrolled at Northwest Mississippi Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Mississippi Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63% White, 31.3% Black or African American, 2.9% Hispanic or Latino, 1.22% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0392% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Mississippi Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.9%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Black or African American Female (21.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Mississippi Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,654 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Mississippi Community College is 5,191 and the part-time enrollment is 2,463. This means that 67.8% of students enrolled at Northwest Mississippi Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2017 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 Northwest Mississippi Community College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Northwest Mississippi Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,819
  2. Black or African American
    2,393
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    222

The enrolled student population at Northwest Mississippi Community College is 63% White, 31.3% Black or African American, 2.9% Hispanic or Latino, 1.22% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0392% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 356 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Mississippi Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Mississippi Community College are white (885 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (429 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Mississippi Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Mississippi Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (64 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (488 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees).

Workforce

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 Northwest Mississippi Community College are Registered nurses (1,303,369 people), Medical & health services managers (140,232 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (139,399 people), Pharmacists (131,416 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (121,380 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College are Precision Production (64 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (488 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees), Agriculture (15 degrees), and Transportation (12 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College are Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College are Precision Production (64 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (488 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees), Agriculture (15 degrees), and Transportation (12 degrees).

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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 Northwest Mississippi Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,437,616 people), Elementary & secondary schools (332,569 people), Outpatient care centers (203,112 people), Offices of physicians (192,776 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (182,425 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College are Precision Production (64 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (488 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees), Agriculture (15 degrees), and Transportation (12 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Mississippi Community College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 507
  2. 863

In 2017, 507 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Mississippi Community College, which is 0.587 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (863).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 208 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Mississippi Community College in General Studies, which is 0.748 times less than the 278 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 278 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Mississippi Community College in General Studies, which is 1.34 times more than the 208 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Northwest Mississippi Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Mississippi Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.539% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    885 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    429 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Mississippi Community College is white (885 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (429 degrees).

0.219% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    544 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    341 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    289 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Mississippi Community College is white female (544 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (341 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Mississippi Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.62M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $64.7k (0.85%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Northwest Mississippi Community College had a total salary expenditure of $79M. Northwest Mississippi Community College employs 204 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwest Mississippi Community College are Female No academic ranks (122), Male No academic ranks(82), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College are: Service, with 135 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 70 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.62M
2017 Endowment
6.16%
growth from 2016

Northwest Mississippi Community College has an endowment valued at about $7.62M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Mississippi Community College grew 6.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.96M 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. $3.02M - Federal
  2. $4.8M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northwest Mississippi Community College received $3.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$31.8M
2017 Salaries
1.88%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Northwest Mississippi Community College paid a median of $31.8M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($79M) and a 1.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.466% decline from 2015 and a 3.59% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.4M
Instructional Salaries
204
Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwest Mississippi Community College paid a total of $11.4M to 204 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
204 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
135 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College were No academic rank with 204 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College were Service with 135 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College was Female No academic rank with 122 employees, Male No academic rank with 82 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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