MGCCC Fast Facts

February 1, 2013

Get to know Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.  We have a lot to brag about!

MGCCC provided educational opportunities to 13,877 students in the 2011-2012 school year.

Students with an associate degree earn almost $4,000 more a year in wages than a high school graduate and $13,000 more than someone with less than a high school education.

Our graduates will earn nearly 30 percent more than those with just a high school diploma during their lifetime.

The college has a 94 percent job-placement rate among its career and technical gradates and a 92 percent licensure pass rate among first-time test-takers in health care and computer/technical programs.

MGCCC partners with 59 companies to provide training to more than 15,000 workers annually.

More than 1,000 students graduated from the GED program at MGCCC during 2012, increasing their earning potential by $9,000 annually.

Our GED recipients can be expected to increase earnings potential by more than $9 million and increase annual tax revenues by $3 million.

MGCCC is the single-largest producer of GED graduates in Mississippi.

More than 4,000 students and 480 employees participated in community service or service-learning events, generating 23,194 hours of community service.

in FY2012, 1,875 students graduated from MGCCC, with 90 percent of them from the four-county district.

The college served 35,000 students in university transfer, credit/noncredit workforce development and community programs during 2012.  This represents 1 in 10 residents of George, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties directly served by the college.

The college awarded more than $43 million in financial aid to 8,801 students (63 percent of the student body) during FY2012, which stimulated $146 million in non-tuition related spending in the local economy.

The colleges’s employees represent a total of 1,046 full-time jobs and almost $60 million in labor-income impact within the four-county district.

The college received $18 million in county tax support for operating and capital improvements.

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