For the ninth year in a row, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been recognized as a Great College to Work For. The Great College designation is based on employee surveys at nearly 100 two-year colleges across the nation.
MGCCC received the special “Recognized” designation for outstanding results in four categories: Professional/Career Development, Respect and Appreciation, Teaching Environment (faculty-only survey) and Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship. Recognition in each category was given to the four highest-scoring institutions in each size for two-year colleges.
“Our employees are vital to achieving the college’s mission and giving students so many opportunities for success,” said Dr. Mary S. Graham, MGCCC president. “This award and the distinction of being the No. 1 community college in the state are evidence of their hard work, dedication, and overall work ethic in providing excellence in education and training to our students and to the communities in South Mississippi.”
The annual Great Colleges to Work For survey was administered and compiled by ModernThink LLC for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Now in its 13th year, the program is regarded as one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country, recognizing higher education institutions that get top ratings from their faculty and staff regarding workplace practices and policies.
The college was also recently named the No. 1 Community College in Mississippi by Schools.com. The ranking is based on data gathered from government agencies and other nationally recognized primary sources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and, its data collection program, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard.