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Pearl River Community College


Pearl River Community College positioned in Poplarville, Mississippi, is considered to be among the finest public community colleges in the U.S. Established in the year 1909 as Pearl River County Agricultural High School, PRCC now serves more than 4,500 students. Other than the Poplarville Campus, other campuses of Pearl River Community College are Hancock Center, Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center and Forrest County Center. Students mostly pursue in the programs such as, business, fine arts, and science. The college is nationally accredited and also has regional accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCC). Pearl River Community College is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Department of Department of Nursing Education
  • Department of Fine Arts and Communication
  • Department of Science, Mathematics and Business
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Pearl River Community College Programs and Courses

    Pearl River Community College offers myriad of degree and certificate programs to the students through its academic divisions. Excellent student teacher ratio and top quality learning ambiance are the key draw to the college. Pearl River Community College programs are as follows:

    Courses offered by Department of Science, Mathematics, and Business include,

  • Pre-Professional
  • Biological Sciences
  • Mathematics or Physics
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Emphasis
  • Engineering Technology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Business Administration Emphasis
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science

    Courses offered by Department of Humanities & Social Sciences include

  • Sociology
  • English Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Political Science
  • Social Work Emphasis Child and Family Studies
  • Journalism
  • Library Science
  • Philosophy and Emphasis in Religion
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Paralegal Studies/Law
  • Elementary Education
  • History with Secondary Certification
  • History(BA)

    Department of Nursing Education offers courses on

  • Practical Nursing
  • Associate Degree Nursing

    Courses offered by the Department of Fine Arts & Communication

  • Music Education Emphasis
  • Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Studies
  • Pre-Architecture Emphasis
  • Art and Art Education Emphasis Interior Design Emphasis

    Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation offers

  • Sports Medicine/Sports Injury Management
  • Athletic Administration and Coaching

    Pearl River Community College Admissions

    Pearl River Community College follows open-door admissions policy. Requirements for admission vary according to the course. With the completed application form, the applicant has to submit a transcript from a state accredited high school, college transcripts or GED test score. Students can also apply online.

    Pearl River Community College Accommodation Facilities

    It is an amazing experience living on campus at Pearl River Community College Mississippi. According to research, students living on campus are more academically and socially involved and score better in the exam. Pearl River Community College accommodation facilities are available in the form of residence halls. Men's Residence halls are Marion Hall, Huff Hall, White Hall and Pearl River Hall. On the other hand, for women there are Women's Residence 2 and Women's Residence 1.

    Pearl River Community College Students Activities

    Students at Pearl River Community College have opportunity to participate in a large number of organizations and clubs. Sports such as, golf, baseball, tennis, soccer, softball and basketball are mostly popular. The name of student's newspaper is the Dixie Drawl newspaper.

    Contact Details

    Pearl River Community College
    101 Hwy 11 N
    Poplarville, MS 39470
    General Phone: (601) 403-1000