BOONEVILLE, Miss. — For the first time, Northeast Mississippi Community College students will be able to complete full coursework for select associate degrees at the New Albany campus location.
Associate degree offerings in general studies, psychology, social work, and nursing will expand access to postsecondary education in Union County. Coursework in the select programs will be offered in the evenings.
New offerings at this branch campus of NEMCC were developed to assist students wishing to transfer to University of Mississippi campuses in Tupelo or Booneville to complete a bachelor’s degree. Upon completing the appropriate associate degree, students will have coursework required for transferring into a bachelor’s degree program at University of Mississippi regional campuses in Tupelo or Booneville.
“As we planned the establishment of our off-campus sites, it was always the goal to be able to offer bachelor’s degree opportunities through partnerships with area four-year colleges and universities,” NEMCC President Ricky G. Ford said.
NEMCC has offered courses in New Albany since 2003. Now students in the Union County area will be able to complete all coursework necessary for an associate degree without the need to travel to the main campus in Booneville.
“As a result, we are looking forward to the launch of a two-plus-two program with Ole Miss campuses in Tupelo and Booneville. We believe the programs of study included in this initiative will be very attractive to our students as well as potential students in Union County and the surrounding communities.
“A higher level of educational achievement can only lead to an improved quality of living in north Mississippi. Northeast is proud to be a part of that.”
The University of Mississippi offers bachelor’s degrees in programs including social work, general studies, education, business, criminal justice, accountancy, and liberal studies at regional campuses in Tupelo and Booneville. The university has had a longstanding partnership with area community colleges in efforts to expand access to bachelor’s degrees in the region.
“Under the leadership of President Ford, NEMCC has taken bold steps to expand educational opportunities for people in northeast Mississippi,” Derek Markley, UM executive director of the Tupelo and Booneville campuses said.
“We’re pleased that the university has been given the opportunity to assist students from New Albany further in their academic goals.”
For additional information about NEMCC, prospective students can contact David Goode, NEMCC-New Albany Director at 662-692-1508 or Louis Sacran, NEMCC-New Albany Counselor at 662-692-1512.