Northwest Mississippi Community College increases access to education for adult students through non-traditional, online mini-sessions that feature accelerated courses.
ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Mini-sessions occur in eight-week sessions and are delivered virtually through Canvas, a distance education platform used at Northwest. Students can also opt to complete eLearning through a more traditional semester format. The virtual environment often includes interactive forums, assignments, research projects, presentations or reports, and proctored exams. Students can complete an online readiness assessment prior to enrollment and view an orientation video. Students will have access to the NWCC library and its electronic databases.
Academic programs that can be completed fully online include: Accountancy, Business Administration, Marketing Communications/Public Relations Management, Office Administration, Criminal Justice, General College, Psychology, Social Work, Outdoor Recreation and Management, Communications: Broadcasting Emphasis, Liberal Arts, Elementary Education, Business and Computer Teacher Education.
NWCC also offers online technical programs, including: Health Care Data Tech, Microcomputer Tech, Office Systems Tech, and Paralegal Tech. In addition, a vast range of individual distance education courses are available, ranging from studies in biology and environmental science to desktop publishing and criminal law.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Opening in 1915, Northwest Mississippi Community College is a public, two-year institution of higher education. Mississippi campuses include:
- Senatobia (main campus)
- Southaven (DeSoto Center)
- Olive Branch (DeSoto Center)
- Oxford (Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center)
The college is approved to award Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees, in addition to certificates in career education. As part of their mission statement, Northwest Mississippi Community College operates “to provide the students of its eleven-county district and beyond with opportunities for obtaining affordable quality education to meet their diverse needs.”
Northwest maintains an open admissions policy. When applying to Northwest Mississippi Community College, potential students must submit proof of completion of a high school diploma or GED certificate, along with the completed admissions application, official transcripts, and ACT/SAT assessment scores.
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to qualify for potential aid at Northwest Mississippi Community College, including institutional awards. Students are encouraged to file as early as January 1, and the priority deadline is April 16. The school code is: 002427. The school awards federal aid, including grants, loans, and Work-Study, in addition to the following aid programs:
- Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)
- Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)
- Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP)
- VA benefits for eligible veterans and military personnel
- Academic, merit-based, and need-based scholarships
Northwest Mississippi Community College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:2,204
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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