Coahoma Community College

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Coahoma Community College is a historically black higher education institution located four miles north of the city of Clarksdale in Coahoma County, Mississippi. The community college is located on a 100-acre campus and is situated near the Mississippi River next to Clarksdale-Friars Point Road. Coahoma Community College was founded as Coahoma County Agricultural High School in 1924 as a school for Negroes and was designed to support the “separate but equal” education doctrine enacted during that time. In 1949, the high school added junior college curriculum and its name was changed to Coahoma Junior College and Agricultural High School.

In 1950, Coahoma Junior College became the first higher education institution for Negroes to join the state system of public junior colleges for the state of Mississippi-at which point the college became eligible for financial support from the state as dictated by Mississippi Legislature. In 1965, Coahoma Junior College began accepting students of all races, genders, and nationalities.

In 1989, the junior college’s name was officially changed to Coahoma Community College by the Board of Trustees of Coahoma Junior College and under the direction of the Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges. In 1995, Coahoma Community College received an official district with includes Coahoma, Tallahatchie, Bolivar, Quitmand, and Tunica Counties.


Coahoma Community College is regionally accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts (A.A.) degrees, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, and professional certificates in career education.

General Information

Admission Office

3240 Friars Point Road

Clarksdale, MS 38614-9799

(662) 621-4205

(800) 844-1222

Fax: (800) 844-1222

Contact: Wanda Holmes

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3240 Friars Point Road

Clarksdale, MS 38614

(662) 627-2571

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,215


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

High school record most important for admission to degree programs. Open admissions to vocational programs. Limited admission to associate degree nursing, licensed practical nursing, and respiratory therapy. ACT/SAT required for nursing.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Business – General A
Hotel/Motel Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism A
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Construction Trades

Carpentry C


Art Teacher Education A
Business Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Health Teacher Education A
Mathematics Education A
Music Teacher Education A
Physical Education A
Science Teacher Education A
Social Science Teacher Education A

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science A
Medical Records Administration A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prenursing A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Respiratory Therapy A

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Barbering C
Cosmetology C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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