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3240 Friars Point Road
Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614-9799
Main Phone: (662) 627-2571
Main Contact: Wanda J. Holmes

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Coahoma Community College

     Coahoma Community College, located in the northwest corner of the rural Mississippi Delta, is an accredited, public, comprehensive, two-year institution of higher learning dedicated to serving Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Tallahatchie, and Tunica counties and beyond. Serving as a catalyst for economic and community development, Coahoma Community College provides accessible, affordable, diverse, and quality educational opportunities and services that foster a nurturing teaching and learning environment, promote intellectual and work readiness skills, support personal and professional growth, and prepare students to enter the job market or transfer to a college or university.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 2565
Graduate Population: 0
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $2100
Out of State Tuition: $5000
Room & Board: $3714
Applications Due: Rolling admission (No fee required)
Mascot: Tiger
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 32%
Percent Women: 68%
Majors Offered
-Art Education
Business and Computer Information Systems
-Business Administration
-Computer Information Systems
-General Business
-Healthcare Marketing
-Insurance and Real Estate
-International Business
-Hospitality/Tourism Management
English and Foreign Language
-General Studies
-Mass Communications
-Speech/Speech Education
Health, Physical Education & Recreation
-Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
-Exercise Science/Kinesiotherapy
-Health & Kinesiology
-Health, Physical Education & Recreation/Human Performance
-Sport Coaching Education
-Sports Management
Mathematics & Science
-Agricultural Science
-Biology Education
-Environmental Science
-General Science
-Health Science
-Mathematics Education
-Pharmaceutical Science
-Pre-Bachelor of Science in Nursing
-Pre-Civil/Mechanical and Engineering
-Pre-Chemical and Engineering
-Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
-Pre-Dental Hygiene
-Pre-Health Informatics and Information Management
-Pre-Occupational Therapy Science
-Music Education, Emphasis: Brass
-Music Education, Emphasis: Piano Keyboard
-Music Education, Emphasis: Percussion
-Music Education, Emphasis: Voice
-Music Education, Emphasis: Woodwinds
Social Science, Education and Psychology
-African American Studies
-Criminal Justice
-Political Science
-Public Administration
-Paralegal Studies
-Sociology/Social Work
-Elementary Education
-Social Science Education
-Special Education
Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Marching Band
College History
     Establishing Coahoma County Agricultural High School in 1924, Coahoma County became the first county in Mississippi to provide an agricultural high school for Negroes under the then existing “separate but equal” doctrine for education. The junior college curriculum was added in 1949, and the name of the institution was changed to Coahoma Junior College and Agricultural High School.
     During the first two years (1949-1950), the junior college program was conducted by one fulltime college director-teacher and a sufficient number of part-time teachers from the high school division, A full-time dean and college faculty were employed the third year.
     During the first year of operation (1949), Coahoma Junior College was supported entirely by county funds. In 1950 Coahoma junior College became the first educational institution for Negroes to be included in Mississippi’s system of public junior colleges and to be eligible to share in funds appropriate by the Mississippi Legislature for the support of public junior colleges. Counties, other than Coahoma, that supported the college were Bolivar, Quitman, and Sunflower.
     In 1965, Coahoma Junior College opened its doors to all students regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, or disability.
     Coahoma Community College and Agricultural High School has been headed by eight superintendents found four presidents: M.L. Strange, 1924-25; J. M. Mosley, 1924-29; J. w. Addison, 1929-37; J. B. Wright, 1937-45; B. F. McLaurin, 1945-66; J. E. Miller, 1966-79; McKinley C. Martin,1980-92; and the incumbent Vivian Presley, 1992 to present. With her appointment as superintendent/president January 6, 1992, Dr, Vivian Presley became the first female to head Coahoma Community College and Agricultural High School and the first woman to head a community college in the state of Mississippi.
     With the approval of the Board of Trustees of Coahoma Junior College and the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, Coahoma Community College’s name was changed to Coahoma Community College, effective July 1, 1989.
     In the spring of 1995, after many years of not having an official district, a bill was introduced in to and passed by the Mississippi Legislature and signed by the Governor giving Coahoma Community College a district. Effective July 1, 1995, the Coahoma Community College district became Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Tallahatchie, and Tunica Counties.
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Tigers News: Moneythink Program Will Hold Meeting Sept. 30th
Coahoma Community College has been selected as the first community college nationwide to participate in a nationally recognized program that uses coll ...
CCC & TGH Extended Care Facility team up to offer “Ladder of Success”
While the expenses associated with becoming a nurse can be daunting, a partnership between Coahoma Community College (CCC) and Tallahatchie General Ho ...
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