Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,100

10.7% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,695

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

25.4%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

8,961

66% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

35.6%

590 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 3,525 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,394 degrees), 3.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (739 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $3,100, which is $-4,314 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $3,100, which is $-4,314 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,695.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,100

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was $3,100. The cost of tuition at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $-4,314 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,695

2017 Value

1.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,695. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College grew by 1.21%.

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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

$6,600

Room and Board

$860

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was of $6,600 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $860. 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

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.35% with respect to 2016, when 74% 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.

25.4%

2016 Default Rate

500

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was 25.4%, which represents 500 out of the 1969 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

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has a total enrollment of 8,961 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 5,912 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,049. This means that 66% of students enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 24.8% Black or African American, 4.53% Hispanic or Latino, 4.46% Two or More Races, 2.5% Asian, 0.491% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.179% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.9%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Black or African American Female (15.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,961 students. The full-time enrollment at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 5,912 and the part-time enrollment is 3,049. This means that 66% of students enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,527

  2. Black or African American

    2,218

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    406

The enrolled student population at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is 61.7% White, 24.8% Black or African American, 4.53% Hispanic or Latino, 4.46% Two or More Races, 2.5% Asian, 0.491% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.179% 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, 347 more women than men received degrees from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are white (2,394 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (739 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (611 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (151 degrees), and Construction (84 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (116,098 people), Other managers (66,386 people), Construction managers (40,824 people), Education administrators (25,058 people), and Software developers (24,619 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Engineering Technologies (611 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (151 degrees), Construction (84 degrees), Precision Production (79 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (143 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Engineering Technologies (611 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (151 degrees), Construction (84 degrees), Precision Production (79 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (143 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (188,728 people), Construction (104,310 people), Computer Systems Design (59,688 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (51,135 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (46,870 people).

The most specialized majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Engineering Technologies (611 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (151 degrees), Construction (84 degrees), Precision Production (79 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (143 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,589

  2. 1,936

In 2017, 1,589 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which is 0.821 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,936).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 264 degrees were awarded to men at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Other Industrial Production Technology, which is 6.14 times more than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 431 degrees were awarded to women at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in General Studies, which is 2.34 times more than the 184 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 19% of students graduating from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (48.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (48.3% 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, 3.56% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,394 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    739 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is white (2,394 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (739 degrees).

1.62% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,259 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,135 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    463 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is white female (1,259 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,135 degrees).

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Operations

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.52M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $531k (11.7%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College had a total salary expenditure of $117M. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College employs 287 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are Female Instructors (162), Male Instructors(125), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, Service, with 136 employees, and Management with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.52M

2017 Endowment

0.038%

decline from 2016

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has an endowment valued at about $4.52M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College declined 0.038% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $859k 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. $2.65M - Federal

  2. $6.46M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College received $2.65M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.46M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$39.5M

2017 Salaries

0.141%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College paid a median of $39.5M in salaries, which represents 33.8% of their overall expenditure ($117M) and a 0.141% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.56% growth from 2015 and a 2.2% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$15M

Instructional Salaries

287

Number of Employees

In 2017, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College paid a total of $15M to 287 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% 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

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

287 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

137 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College were Instructor with 287 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees; Service with 136 employees; and Management with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was Female Instructor with 162 employees, Male Instructor with 125 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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