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Study at Pearl River Community College

Pearl River Community College, also referred to as PRCC, is located in Poplarville, Mississippi. This college was established in 1909 and was originally known as Pearl River County Agricultural High School (PRCAHS). The college offers degree and certificate programs to its students in study areas such as fine arts, business and science. Poplarville is home to the main campus of the Pearl River Community College; there are other campuses of PRCC which are:

  • Forrest County Center
  • Hancock Center
  • Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center
The athletic teams of the college are known as the Wildcats. The students of the college participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, softball and tennis. The students of Pearl River Community College publish a newspaper on campus called Dixie Drawl through which they voice their opinions.

Profile of Pearl River Community College

The main campus of Pearl River Community College is in Poplarville, MS (a quiet rural area). The school is a public school. Pearl River Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to production trades.

Pearl River Community College Selectivity

Pearl River Community College does not accept everyone who applies. Students attending the school come from a variety of places, in and out of state.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Pearl River Community College had 4, 593 enrolled students.

Student Life

Many students are part-timers. Many students at Pearl River Community College live in campus housing. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Mission Statement Pearl River Community College is a public institution committed to providing quality educational and service opportunities for all who seek them. "

Pearl River Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts269liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine156registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology82respiratory care tech, surgical tech, dental hygienist, dental assistant, medical lab assistant
Production Trades44welding, machine shop assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology34barber, cosmetology
Business and Management19marketing, finance
office and Administration18administrative assistant, office data entry
Mechanics and Repair18automobile mechanics, HVAC, diesel mechanics
Therapy and Counselling17physical therapist assistant
Engineering Technician16instrumentation tech, drafting, electronics tech
Family and Social Work16child care management
Medical administration12medical secretary
Computer Science and Engineering10computer applications programming
Construction Trades5carpentry, electrician

Contact: Pearl River Community College

Pearl River Community College

101 Hwy 11 N

Poplarville, MS 39470

General Phone: (601) 403-1000


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