Southwest Mississippi Community College

Summit, MS 39666

Southwest Mississippi Community College is one of the 15 public 2-year colleges in Mississippi. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Summit. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 40% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

SMCC's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $2,800, and fees were $400. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,500 and $400 respectively.


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 13 59
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 38
Certificate 1 10

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78.19 miles away
River Parishes Community College
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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1991 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$130/credit
In State Students$130/credit
Out of State Students$250/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,850 $5,850 $11,250
ADN 70 $9,100 $9,100 $17,500
BSN 125 $16,250 $16,250 $31,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Southwest Mississippi Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 68% $4,997
Other Federal Grant 14% $570
State Grant & Scholarships 25% $675
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 49% $2,617
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$3,937
$30,001 to $48,000$4,242
$48,001 to $75,000$6,008
$75,001 to $110,000$6,597
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Mississippi state board of nursing.

Southwest Mississippi Community College
1156 College Dr
Summit, MS 39666

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