Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students began classes Thursday, but the college is holding late registration through Aug. 27. The college anticipates the highest enrollment numbers since Hurricane Katrina.
Gulf Coast locations in George, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties are all experiencing enrollment increases. By offering flexible class schedules, including online and weekend classes, Gulf Coast strives to make college convenient for South Mississippi residents. Tuition costs have remained the most affordable compared to other colleges in the state.
“With academic transfer programs and more than 50 career and technical programs, Gulf Coast is meeting the educational demands of South Mississippi,” said Dr. Willis Lott, president of Gulf Coast. “In fact, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is the only institution in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana to be named in Community College Week magazine’s list of top 100 associate-degree producers in the nation.”
“The continual increase in student enrollment mirrors the recovery of the region,” Lott added. “We’re making steady progress toward our goals. Our faculty and staff have worked hard to help students and to let the community know that our college is here to serve.”
There is still time to enroll at Gulf Coast. Late registration for the fall semester closes Aug. 27.