Coahoma Community College

Clarksdale, MS
School Type:
2-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Open Admissions
Required SAT
not required
Required ACT
not required
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1924
  • Enrollment: 1,783
  • Mascot: Tiger
  • Colors: Maroon and White
  • Motto: N/A
  • Campus Setting: Rural
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Coahoma Community College, situated in the rural setting of Clarksdale, Mississippi, has been a cornerstone of higher education since its establishment in 1924. Originally founded as Coahoma County Agricultural High School, it evolved into a junior college in 1949, and later into a full-fledged community college. This transition marked a significant development in providing accessible education to the African American community in the Mississippi Delta region, especially during a time when educational opportunities were limited due to racial segregation. Today, Coahoma Community College serves approximately 1,783 students, offering a range of certificate programs and Associate's degrees.

The college is particularly noted for its strong programs in Health Sciences, Business Administration, and Liberal Arts. The campus, which offers housing, provides a supportive and engaging environment for its students, fostering both academic and personal growth. The college's spirit is embodied in its mascot, the Tiger, and its colors, maroon and white. In the realm of athletics, Coahoma Community College competes in NJCAA Division I, Region 23, with its teams proudly carrying the name Tigers. Coahoma Community College continues to play a vital role in the Clarksdale community and beyond, committed to offering quality education and empowering students for future success.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (662) 621-4696    
  • Admissions email: admissions@coahomacc.edu

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  • Financial Aid: (662) 621-4200
  • Financial Aid email: financialaid@coahomacc.edu

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Popular Majors
  • Health Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Liberal Arts

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NJCAA Division I - Region 23

Team Name: Tigers

Men's Sports:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball (Division II)
  • Track & Field (Outdoor)

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Softball (Division II)
  • Track & Field (Outdoor)

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