Hinds Community College (HCC) is one of the most frequently searched colleges in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of United States colleges.
Hinds is a community college that was founded in 1917, and currently maintains more than 12,000 undergraduate students across six Mississippi campuses and one airport, in both credit and non credit courses.
The HCC district covers five counties - Hinds, Claiborne, Copiah, Rankin, and Warren. Hinds is one of 15 pubic community colleges in Mississippi, and is the largest community college in the state.
Notable HCC alumni include Mississippi Governor John Bell Williams, Country Music singer Faith Hill, tribal Mississippi Choctaw Chief Beasley Denson, and a long list of award winning NFL players, among others.
HCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Applied Science degree, and Technical or Career certificates.
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Above: The Jobie L. Martin Classroom Building at HCC
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Hinds Community College.
1. Where is Hinds Community College?
HCC is located in the state of Mississippi. The main campus is situated in Raymond, about five miles west of Jackson. Here are the official visiting addresses of all six HCC campuses:
501 East Main Street
3925 Sunset Drive
Nursing/Allied Health Center
1750 Chadwick Drive
The Utica campus is home to Hinds Agricultural High School.
HCC also conducts Aviation Maintenance and Commercial Aviation classes at John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond.
2. What types of degrees are offered at Hinds Community College?
HCC offers two year Associate degree programs for transfer students, along with a number of one and two year technical degree programs. The college also provides short term training, high school head start programs, and continuing education.
3. What courses and programs are offered at Hinds Community College?
Students enrolled at Hinds can choose from many degree and certificate programs. HCC has a full range of credit courses for Associate degrees, as well as the following career and technical course offerings:
Above: Cain Cochran Hall
4. Who should attend Hinds Community College?
HCC is an appropriate choice for people who live in the state of Mississippi, and want to save money on their four year college educations.
HCC also features many skilled trade certificate programs for people who want to join the workforce immediately after graduation.
5. Why attend Hinds Community College?
Here are some good reasons to enroll at HCC:
6. How much does it cost to enroll at Hinds Community College?
According to the HCC website, the total student cost of tuition and fees to enroll at HCC for the upcoming academic year is:
Other fees may also apply. These may include application fees, registration fees, parking fees, and others.
Financial aid may be available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study programs, to help students pay for their educations at HCC.
7. How long does it take to earn a degree from Hinds Community College?
For a full time student, it should take about two years to earn an Associate's degree. Skilled trade certificates can take from one to two years, although many certificates can be completed in less than one year.
However, more than half of the students enrolled at Hinds attend the school part time. For these students, the time it takes to complete a course in entirely up to the student.
8. What is the Hinds Community College campus like?
The main campus occupies a rural setting in Raymond, and is situated just north of Highway 18, near the corner of Hinds Boulevard and East Main Street. The main campus features academic and administrative buildings, as well as a fitness center and on-campus student housing.
The athletic teams at HCC are called the Eagles. The school colors are maroon and white. Intercollegiate sports for men and women at Hinds College include
Other campus organizations include a dance troupe, a choir group, a school newspaper, and a school band, among others.
Shown above: The Fine Arts Complex at the Utica campus of HCC
Above: Varsity football at HCC
9. What is the Hinds Community College neighborhood like?
Businesses surrounding the main (Raymond) campus include a Dollar General, an auto parts store, and several places to eat. A car might be helpful in getting around.
The Jackson locations of HCC are very near Jackson State University and Jackson Zoological Park. Other Jackson attractions include the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and an outlet mall called Outlets of Mississippi, among other cool places to go.
Above: Student housing at HCC.
10. What are the distance learning options at Hinds Community College?
HCC offers more than 500 online courses, available through a Learning Management System called Canvas.
Here is a list of online subjects currently being offered at HCC:
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11. What is the contact information for Hinds Community College?
You can reach the main campus office of HCC in Raymond by calling 601-857-5261.
To reach the Academic Technical Center in Jackson, call 601-366-1405.
For the Nursing Allied Health Center in Jackson, call 601-376-4800.
To contact the Rankin campus in Pearl, call 601-936-1820.
To reach the Utica campus, call 601-885-6062.
To reach the Vicksburg campus of HCC, call 601-629-6881.
To inquire about classes at HCC, call 601-857-3767.
Above: The Castle of Raymond
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