Diverse Top 100 logoMississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been honored by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine, earning a coveted spot among the Top 100 Degree Producers in multiple categories, showcasing its commitment to diversity and academic excellence. The annual ranking identifies institutions across the United States that confer the most degrees to minority students.

“We are incredibly proud to be acknowledged by Diverse for our dedication to fostering diversity and inclusivity in education,” Dr. Mary S. Graham, MGCCC president, said. “This recognition reflects our commitment to providing opportunities for students of all backgrounds and ensuring they have access to high-quality education.”

The specific categories in which MGCCC excelled include:

  • Associate – Engineering Total Minority – Rank: #17 (highest ranked Mississippi Community College)
  • Associate – All Disciplines Combined African American – Rank: #37
  • Associate – Health Professions and Related Programs Total Minority – Rank: #42

Notably, the Engineering associate degree program at MGCCC achieved the highest ranking in the state among all community colleges.

Dr. Cedric Bradley, vice president of the Jackson County Campus, where the engineering program is very successful thanks to the Engineering on the Coast partnership with Mississippi State University, shared his perspective on the achievement: “Our success in engineering education is a testament to the strong collaboration between MGCCC and Mississippi State University. We are dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive and top-tier education that prepares them for success in the engineering field.”

The recognition by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education underscores MGCCC’s ongoing commitment to diversity, academic excellence, and the continued success of its students. The college remains steadfast in its mission to provide accessible, high-quality education for all.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education is a leading source of news, information, and commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education. The annual Top 100 Degree Producers ranking is a highly regarded recognition of institutions making significant strides in promoting diversity and inclusion in education.

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