ccc-homeccc logoCoahoma Community College is a community college and HBCU located in Coahoma County, Mississippi, approximately four miles north of the city of Clarksdale. It’s nickname is the Tigers and the University is member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Their colors are maroon and white and their motto is Quality and Excellence.

College Profile

3240 Friars Point Rd, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
Phone: (662) 627-2571

Type: 2-year, Public
Degrees offered:

  • One year certificates
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate Degree of Nursing

Campus setting: Rural
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 1,900 ( all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 28 to 1


ccc history

  • Establishing Coahoma County Agricultural High School in 1924, Coahoma County became the first county in Mississippi to provide an agricultural high school for Negroes
  • During the first two years (1949-1950), the junior college program was conducted by one fulltime college director-teacher and a sufficient number of part-time teachers from the high school division

  • During the first year of operation (1949), Coahoma Junior College was supported entirely by county funds.
  • In 1950 Coahoma junior College became the first educational institution for Negroes to be included in Mississippi’s system of public junior colleges.
  • In 1965, Coahoma Junior College opened its doors to all students regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, or disability.
  • Coahoma Community College’s name was changed to Coahoma Community College, effective July 1, 1989.



The ninety-nine acre campus lies in an agrarian setting along Clarksdale-Friars Point Road near the Mississippi River, which forms the western boundary of Coahoma County. Bordered on the east by a quiet and picturesque lake, the school site is conducive to wholesome recreation as well as to serious study.

Coahoma Community College, located in Coahoma County, Mississippi, about four miles north of the city of Clarksdale, is easily accessible from four major highways: U.S. 61, U.S. 49, Miss. 6, and Miss. 1.

Our Students

  • Online Classes: Yes
  • Percent Men: 32%
  • Percent Women: 68%


The Division of Academic Affairs provides instruction for university-parallel concentrations for the Associate of Arts degree and general educational core classes for all two-year degrees at Coahoma Community College through seven academic departments. The Division of Academic Affairs makes instruction available to students at night and off-campus through Educational Outreach and Distance Learning.


  • The Dickerson-Johnson Library is designed to facilitate student research and study with open stacks and continuously available assistance from library staff.
  • Because of the great demand to meet the needs of the communities in a timely and cost efficient manner, the college provide dual enrollment opportunities to high school students.
  • CCC is a member of the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC), which is a consortium of the state’s 15 public community colleges.
  • The Alumni Association of Coahoma Community College functions to develop and maintain communication with alumni and friends of the college.

Source: Coahoma Community College

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