Coahoma Community College

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School Overview

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.

Coahoma Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(662) 627-2571
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:3240 Friars Point Rd, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,064
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,749 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$2,603
Out-of-state Tuition:$2,603
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,765

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Coahoma Community College Programs

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services311
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Construction Trades21
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Health Professions and Related Programs48
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians44
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3
Personal and Culinary Services32
Precision Production1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total1845

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Coahoma Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid49099%
Grant or scholarship aid49099%$5,765
Student loan aid00%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,91986%$4,854
Federal student loans00%$0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Coahoma Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Coahoma Community College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Coahoma Community College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,064
Undergraduate enrollment2,064
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Coahoma Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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