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Mississippi's Community

 & Junior Colleges

There are fifteen community and junior colleges in Mississippi.  East Central Community College, located in Decatur, Mississippi, is a community college that thrives on academic excellence.  Enrollment is about 3000.   Serving its five-county district consisting of Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Winston counties, East Central offers a variety of programs at a minimum cost.

East Central Community College seeks to fulfill the educational needs of its students from the five-county district which it serves. In a continuing effort to meet these needs, the College, through its board of trustees, administration, faculty, and staff conceives its purpose to be to provide instruction and service.

   Coahoma Community College
   Copiah-Lincoln Community College
   East Central Community College
   East Mississippi Community College
   Hinds Community College
   Holmes Community College
   Itawamba Community College
   Jones Junior College
   Meridian Community College
   Mississippi Delta Community College
   Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
   Northeast Mississippi Community College
   Northwest Mississippi Community College
   Pearl River Community College
   Southwest Mississippi Community College

To achieve its instructional goals, the College provides programs of instruction which incorporate knowledge and skills applicable to life in a complex world society. In addition to offering its students opportunities for their mental, physical, and emotional development, the College, as a service provider, also offers the constituencies of the district counties opportunities for assistance for growth and advancement


To successfully fulfill its purpose, East Central Community College provides, at minimum cost, a variety of programs which include senior college or university parallel, technical, health-related, vocational, adult, and remedial education. The College further subscribes to and provides for self-improvement, continuing education, and community services, workforce training, small business development, career exploration resources, special workshops, and other opportunities.


Through curricular and extracurricular activities, the College provides experiences which lead to the development of the total individual. In addition to academic advisement/intervention, these experiences include opportunities for participation and leadership in campus activities and student organizations.


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