Northwest Mississippi Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,000
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,026
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
16.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
7,537
60.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
25.1%
341 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 2019, 1,830 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Mississippi Community College. 62.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,112 degrees), 1.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (615 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Mississippi Community College is $3,000, which is $−4,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Mississippi Community College is $3,000, which is $−4,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,026.

In 2019, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,000
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Northwest Mississippi Community College was $3,000. The cost of tuition at Northwest Mississippi Community College is $−4,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,026
2019 Value
5.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Northwest Mississippi Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,026. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Northwest Mississippi Community College grew by 5.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,235
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Mississippi Community College was of $8,235 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. 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
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Northwest Mississippi Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.82% with respect to 2018, when 71% 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.
16.8%
2017 Default Rate
210
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Mississippi Community College was 16.8%, which represents 210 out of the 1253 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 7,537 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Mississippi Community College is 4,534 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,003. This means that 60.2% 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 60.7% White, 30.1% Black or African American, 4.19% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.942% Asian, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.146% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Mississippi Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.2%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Female (20.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Mississippi Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,537 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Mississippi Community College is 4,534 and the part-time enrollment is 3,003. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at Northwest Mississippi Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2019 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 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Northwest Mississippi 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
    4,574
  2. Black or African American
    2,270
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    316

The enrolled student population at Northwest Mississippi Community College is 60.7% White, 30.1% Black or African American, 4.19% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.942% Asian, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.146% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 466 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Mississippi Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Mississippi Community College is white (1,112 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (615 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 Liberal Arts & Humanities (841 degrees awarded), Precision Production (85 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (140 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 Northwest Mississippi Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (90,155 people), Other managers (64,442 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,441 people), Secondary school teachers (32,064 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (30,788 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (841 degrees awarded), Precision Production (85 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (140 degrees), Agriculture (35 degrees), and Transportation (21 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 Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (841 degrees awarded), Precision Production (85 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (140 degrees), Agriculture (35 degrees), and Transportation (21 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 Northwest Mississippi Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (205,322 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (73,565 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (49,656 people), Construction (39,191 people), and Air transportation (37,747 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (841 degrees awarded), Precision Production (85 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (140 degrees), Agriculture (35 degrees), and Transportation (21 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 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

682
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,148
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 682 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Mississippi Community College, which is 0.594 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,148).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 296 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Mississippi Community College in General Studies, which is 0.543 times less than the 545 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 545 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Mississippi Community College in General Studies, which is 1.84 times more than the 296 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% 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, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Mississippi Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.293% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,112 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    615 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Mississippi Community College is white (1,112 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (615 degrees).

0.109% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    653 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    459 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    437 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Mississippi Community College is white female (653 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (459 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Mississippi Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $205k (1.89%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Northwest Mississippi Community College had a total salary expenditure of $71.3M. Northwest Mississippi Community College employs 215 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwest Mississippi Community College are Female No academic ranks (128), Male No academic ranks(87), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College are: Service, with 130 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 67 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.8M
2019 Endowment
29.4%
growth from 2018

Northwest Mississippi Community College has an endowment valued at about $10.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Mississippi Community College grew 29.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.51M 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. $3.67M - Federal
  2. $4.61M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Northwest Mississippi Community College received $3.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.61M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.9M
2019 Salaries
1.11%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Northwest Mississippi Community College paid a median of $30.9M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($71.3M) and a 1.11% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.89% decline from 2017 and a 1.88% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.9M
Instructional Salaries
215
Number of Employees

In 2019, Northwest Mississippi Community College paid a total of $11.9M to 215 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
215 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
130 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College were No academic rank with 215 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College were Service with 130 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 67 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 39 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College was Female No academic rank with 128 employees, Male No academic rank with 87 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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