State Authorization for Online Education

All U.S. states require postsecondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide postsecondary education instruction in their states. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College wants to provide education programs and courses to students in all states and territories. To facilitate this endeavor for out-of-state students, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College participates in “National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary education courses and programs.

Professional Licensure

Requirements for licensure vary from one profession to another and from state to state. If you live outside the state of Mississippi and are considering a program that leads to licensure, then you should contact the appropriate licensing board in your home state before beginning the program at MGCCC. MGCCC will make attempts to contact students who are residing out of the state while enrolled in licensure programs.

Mississippi’s community colleges offer several programs leading to professional licensure and agree to collaborate, where applicable, to reduce duplication of effort and to ensure system-wide compliance with federal laws, regulations, and the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. Through reasonable and good faith effort, research has been done to determine whether or not each program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements, or has not yet been determined for each state. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with Mississippi’s community colleges. These requirements, state laws, regulations, and policies can change at any time. If a program does not meet requirements or is undetermined, students should contact the Board in each state for more information.

Mississippi Community College Board Professional Licensure Disclosures

Student Complaint Process

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College seeks to resolve concerns and complaints in a fair and timely manner. Students who have a complaint may submit their concerns in accordance with the Student Complaint and Grievance Procedures MGCCC Student Handbook

If a complaint cannot be resolved through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College student complaints process, students may file a complaint with the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation (MCCA).

MCCA Student Complaint Process

MCCA Student Grievance Form

Answer Center Hours

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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