The Special Populations Program is a network of support established at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to help members of eligible population groups find direction in their lives and obtain the job skills necessary to provide financial support and develop independence for themselves.

What are Special Populations?

Special populations, as defined by Perkins are:

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults
  • Individuals preparing for nontraditional fields
  • Single parents, including single pregnant women
  • Out-of-workforce individuals
  • Homeless individuals
  • Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
  • Youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces and is on active duty
  • Individuals with other barriers to educational achievement, including individuals with limited English proficiency

Counseling Services

Jackson County Campus Enrollment Services – (228) 497-7752
Harrison County Campus – (228) 896-2504
Perkinston Campus – (601) 928-6268

MGCCC Resources

Food Pantry
Students with Disabilities
Health Clinics
Military Benefits
Child Care
First-Time College Students
Career Coaching
Adult Student Opportunities
Adult Education
Accessibility Statement
Campus Police Safety
Title IX and Sexual Harassment
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Prevention Program
Learning Resource Center
Wifi Network

Outside Resources

Mississippi Coast Community Resource Guide 2021


Contact Support Services if you have any questions or concerns.

Answer Center Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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