Federal Student Disclosure Requirements
In compliance with the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), Pearl River Community College provides this list of topics for disclosure/compliance/student right-to-know.
This guide is produced by the Office of Institutional Research. Please contact the Office of Institutional Research at firstname.lastname@example.org or 101 Highway 11 North, PO Box 5558, Poplarville, MS 39470 to request a printed copy.
About the Institution
Pearl River Community College is among the oldest colleges of its kind in the South and is the pioneer public junior college in the state. It has been the pathfinder for advanced education in South Mississippi.
Pearl River Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
telephone 404-679-4500, or at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Pearl River Community College.
The Commission is only to be contacted to learn about the accreditation status of the College, to file a third-party comment at the time of the College’s decennial review, or to file a complaint against the College with evidence that appears to support non-compliance with a standard or requirement. All normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Pearl River Community College and not to the Commission’s office.
Pearl River Community College is a member of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities.
Pearl River Community College is a public institution committed to providing quality educational and service opportunities for all who seek them.
- To prepare students to complete a degree or certificate program and to be competent in careers for which they have been prepared.
- To provide quality student services.
- To provide access to college courses and programs using various instructional methods, including online and dual enrollment/credit courses.
- To employ qualified faculty and staff, compensate them well, and provide opportunities for their professional development.
- To provide facilities, technology, and support staff in order to improve student learning, enhance faculty and staff performance, and augment community services.
- To provide adequate communication among campus personnel and community members regarding the College goals, outcomes, and activities.
- To recruit and retain students from a diverse population.
- To provide workforce training programs that meet requirements of business, industry, educational, and public service agencies for basic skills, specific job skills, and technical skills training.
Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
Key Resources at the Poplarville Campus:
|Office of Student Success||601-403-1250|
|Dean of Career and Technical Education Programs (Poplarville Campus)||601-403-1102|
|Senior Vice President for Instruction/Provost||601-403-1209|
|Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research,|
Dean of Honors Institute
|Dean of Workforce and Community Development||601-554-4644|
Key Resources at the Forrest County Campus:
|Center for Counseling, Placement||601-554-5500|
|Vice President for Forrest County Campus||601-554-5515|
|Dean of Workforce and Community Development||601-554-4644|
Key Resources at the Hancock Campus:
|Center for Counseling, Placement||228-252-7000|
|Vice President for Hancock Campus||228-252-7003|
General Institutional Information Links
- FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
- Additional FERPA Information
- Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
- Student Body Diversity (Gender/Race)
- Price of Attendance
- Net Price Calculator
- Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and for the Return of Title IV
- Textbook Information
- Online Textbook Information
- Academic Transfer Degree Program – Student Catalog
- Associate Degree Nursing
- Career Certificate Programs
- Technical Programs
- Instructional Facilities
- Transfer of Credit Policy
- Articulation Agreement
- Mississippi Articulation and Transfer Tool (MATT)
- Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure
- Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions including Computer Use and File Sharing
- Student Activities
- Placement in Employment
Financial Aid Information
- Financial Aid Terms and Conditions (Title IV)
- State Grant Assistance Information for Student Borrowers
- Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
- Student Loan Information:
Federal Student Loans can be viewed by logging in to studentaid.gov with your Federal Student Aid ID. Previously, federal student loans were viewed using the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
Health and Safety Links
Student Outcome Links
- Retention Rate
- Completion/Graduation Rates and Transfer-Out-Rates 2-Year Institutions
- Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)
- Transfer-out-Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)
- Job Placement Rates
- Consumer Information on College Navigator Web site
- Completion and Graduation Rates, Disaggregated
State Authorization for Online Education
If you are a Pearl River Community College (PRCC) student or a prospective student who will not reside in Mississippi while enrolled in PRCC online classes, be aware that all U.S. states require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide online education courses to students in all states and territories. PRCC participates in the “National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary online education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional educational compacts.”
Colleges and universities in a SARA state only need their home state authorization to offer online education to any other SARA member state. A current list of member states can be found here.
Licensure requirements vary among professions and among states. Students residing in Mississippi will need to check their program page regarding professional licensure requirements. If you live outside the state of Mississippi and are considering a program that leads to licensure, it is highly recommended that you should contact the appropriate licensing board in your home state before beginning an academic program at PRCC. While every attempt is made to stay informed of the laws in each state, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the appropriate licensing board in his or her home state to confirm whether or not the PRCC program will meet the state’s licensure requirements.
Licensure requirements for the program you are considering can be found here.