About Us

studentsPearl River Community College proudly offers academic, vocational and continuing education programs that improve quality of life for its students.

Pearl River offers on-campus housing to give students a taste of college life experience, while vocational programs allow individuals to chase their career goals.

Located in Poplarville, Mississippi with extension centers in Hattiesburg, MS and Waveland, MS, Pearl River Community College offers nearby natural beauty and a great environment for studying.

Dual enrollment is available for high school students looking to receive college credits to get a head start on their education, and online courses are available for those with full time jobs.

Pearl River is committed to helping students juggle and prioritize their future by offering distance learning, weekend and night classes, and hybrid classes which include online and classroom instruction.

Pearl River offers transferable credit options as well as associate’s degrees for those looking to move on to four-year universities. Technical and career-specific programs include such programs as Web Development, Truck Driving, Accounting and an array of medical certificates.

Take a look at the many programs Pearl River Community College has to offer, whether you need to finish general education courses, get your occupational-specific certificate, or find an institution that respects your need for distance learning.

Our Rich History

PHS Basketball teamLearn about our rich history as the states first and finest community college. In 1909, Pearl River College began its historical odyssey as the state’s first county agricultural high school. For the first eleven years, the school was devoted solely to educating high school age children in academic studies and agricultural and home sciences. In the school’s twelfth year, PRCAHS became the first Mississippi agricultural high school to offer freshman college courses. By 1924, the school became the first public two-year college in the state. All through its existence, Pearl River College has lead Mississippi education into new arenas.

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