PRCC becomes fourth largest community college in Mississippi
The annual 10th Day Headcount results are in and Pearl River Community College is now the fourth largest community college in Mississippi for the first time in the school’s modern era.
This count holds true for both the number of students and the number of credit hours. Currently, there are 5,082 students enrolled with a total of 71,098 credit hours.
PRCC has experienced a 72 percent growth in their credit accumulation rate since 2017. It is the only Mississippi community college to increase in overall students since 2017.
PRCC is also the only Mississippi community college to increase in overall credit hours in that time frame as well. PRCC President Adam Breerwood said, “Overall we’re just grateful for those students that have decided to trust Pearl River Community College. The increased number of students over the last several years means a lot to us. It’s a responsibility that we take very serious so to get this good news in this report means a lot to us.”
The school was founded in 1909 as the state’s first county agricultural high school.
Pearl River then become the first public two-year community college in the state of Mississippi in 1924.