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East Mississippi Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on East Mississippi Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is East Mississippi Community College Ranked?

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2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

East Mississippi Community College was awarded 122 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

EMCC landed the #1,564 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when EMCC held the #2,175 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

EMCC also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in Mississippi ranking.

See all of the rankings for East Mississippi Community College.

Is It Hard to Get Into EMCC?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into East Mississippi Community College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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East Mississippi Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At East Mississippi Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at East Mississippi Community College is 45%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  45 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at East Mississippi Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At East Mississippi Community College this rate is 54%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  54 out of 100

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East Mississippi Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,392 undergraduates at EMCC with 2,299 being full-time and 1,093 being part-time.

How Much Does East Mississippi Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of EMCC is $5,940. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for EMCC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,449 $5,925 $7,351 $9,839 $9,930

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of EMCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At EMCC, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $4,483 a year. That adds up to $17,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at EMCC is 11.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do EMCC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from EMCC make about $30,106 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 29% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at East Mississippi Community College make the most money.

Location of East Mississippi Community College

Located in Scooba, Mississippi, East Mississippi Community College is a public institution. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of EMCC.

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Contact details for EMCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1512 Kemper Street, Scooba, MS 39358-0158
Phone: 662-476-5000

East Mississippi Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at East Mississippi Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at EMCC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,961 students took at least one online class at East Mississippi Community College. This is a decrease from the 2,046 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,961 1,083
2018-2019 2,046 795
2017-2018 2,241 858
2016-2017 1,971 894
2015-2016 1,819 943

Learn more about online learning at East Mississippi Community College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.