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.
3240 Friars Point Road
Clarksdale, MS 38614-9799
Fax: (800) 844-1222
Contact: Wanda Holmes
Director of Admissions
3240 Friars Point Road
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,215
College has an application fee: No
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.
Arts, Visual & Performing
Arts – General A
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Business, Management, & Marketing
Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science A
Art Teacher Education A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science A
Law & Legal Studies
Mathematics – General A
Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair C
Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Sport/Fitness Administration A
Personal & Culinary Services
Public Administration & Services
Social Work A
Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies A
Social Sciences – General A
Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor’s degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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