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Northeast Mississippi Community College provides its students an educational experience in a university-like atmosphere at one-third of the cost of tuition at a four-year school.

Northeast serves more than 3,300 students annually and offers university parallel courses taught by faculty committed to more personalized attention in classrooms. As a result, Northeast alumni can boast of a much higher success rate at the university level than those students that begin their post-secondary educational career at a four-year institution.

For those students planning to enter the workforce following graduation, Northeast offers a wide variety of career and technical programs, from automotive service to radiological technology that equip students with the advanced skills needed to succeed in today’s highly competitive job market.

Always going ahead of the pack and exploring new frontiers, Northeast brought Mississippi its first facility designed to house only health occupations programs for a community/junior college. It was also the first school in Mississippi to institute an associate degree nursing program. Northeast was also only the second institution in the nation to develop a country-western music curriculum.

Outside the classroom, over 30 clubs and organizations, intramural sports, a fitness center, and eight varsity sports are available to the student body.


The Tigers are consistent contenders for championships on the state, regional, and national level in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, golf, women’s softball, and men’s and women’s tennis. Athletic support groups such as the famous Tiger Marching Band (traditionally one of the largest collegiate bands in the state), a 13-member co-ed cheerleading squad, and Pom squad are always among Mississippi’s best. For after class and when the game is over, five dormitories (three female, two male) house 824 beds for the resident student. Rooms are carpeted, air conditioned, and wired with free cable TV, local phone service, and Internet. A full service cafeteria, deli sandwich shop, pizza parlor, and short order grill provide the students adequate choices at mealtime.

Through concerts, lectures, and sporting events, Northeast brings many entertainment and cultural events to the northeast section of Mississippi each year.

Founded in 1948, Northeast, one of the youngest community/junior colleges in Mississippi, has emerged from modest beginnings to a place at the forefront of education, not just in Mississippi, but in the nation.

Northeast at Corinth

Northeast Mississippi Community College officially opened Phase I of the Northeast at Corinth facility August 11, 2006. A 75,000 square foot facility donated to the college by the City of Corinth, Northeast at Corinth’s Phase I includes the redesign and renovation of 30,000 square feet of the building at a cost of $2.5 million. Worsham Brothers was awarded the contract for renovation in July of 2005. The McCarty Company Design Group, P.A. of Tupelo handled the architecture and interior design. Phase I houses all programs previously operated at Northeast’s Extension Center-WIN Job Center in Corinth, along with space for additional programs to be offered by the college in the future.

Phase II of the project, which is currently in the early planning stages, will feature six classrooms, a resource center equipped with a library, and computer Internet access. Administrative and faculty offices will also be constructed.

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