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Study at East Mississippi Community College

East Mississippi Community College was originally established as the East Mississippi Junior College in 1927. Even before that, in 1912, it existed as the Kemper County Agricultural High School. The main campus is located in Scooba, Mississippi. The college also operates the following campuses:

  • Columbus Air Force Base Extension, Columbus
  • Golden Triangle Campus, Mayhew
  • Macon Extension, Macon
  • Naval Air Station Meridian Extension, Meridian
East Mississippi Community College, or EMCC, offers a wide variety of academic and technical programs as well as distance learning courses. Students can earn associate's degrees in arts, science, and nursing through EMCC.

The men's sports teams of EMCC are known as the Lions, while the women's teams are called the Lady Lions. They participate in a number of sports including baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, and softball.

Noted author and social entrepreneur Dr. Donald C. Simmons, Jr. is among the illustrious alumni of this college.

Profile of East Mississippi Community College

East Mississippi Community College can be found in Scooba, MS (a quiet rural area). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at East Mississippi Community College.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in education and teaching and nutrition and exercise therapy.

East Mississippi Community College Selectivity

East Mississippi Community College is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 4, 012 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

East Mississippi Community College has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. East Mississippi Community College offers students meal plans. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

East Mississippi Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts146liberal arts and sciences, social services, speech and rhetoric, history
Business and Management70business, banking, marketing, accounting, operations management, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine65various nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Education and Teaching52elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching
Transportation32truck and bus driver
Production Trades30welding, machine shop assistant
Construction Trades25electrician
office and Administration23administrative assistant
Mechanics and Repair21automobile mechanics, industrial mechanics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20health and physical Education
Beauty and Cosmetology15cosmetology
Computer Science and Engineering14computer networking, computer science
Medical administration14medical secretary
Engineering Technician14drafting, manufacturing tech, electronics tech
Funeral and Mortuary Science12funeral and mortuary
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and safety
Conservation and Resource Management11forestry
Therapy and Counselling8physical therapy
Art Studies8art studies
Medical Support and Technology6pre-pharmacy, opticianry
Medicine4pre-med, pre-veterinary
Hospitality3hospitality management
Science3biology, chemistry

Contact: East Mississippi Community College

East Mississippi Community College

1512 Kemper Street

Scooba, MS 39358-0158

General Phone: (662) 476-5000


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