In 1983 Hinds Community College opened its Pearl-Rankin Vocational/Career Center to offer courses to Rankin County high school students. Known today as the Rankin Campus, this Hinds location also serves college students and has the largest number of commuters in the college district enrolled in academic, technical and career programs.
Facilities at this location include the Academic Library Building (1988), Academic/Technical Building (1990), George Wynne Hall (1991), Student Services Building (1992), and the Administration/Classroom Building (2001), which was purchased from a former church then located there, and the Career & Technical Building (2009), about three miles away from the main campus. The campus’ land doubled in 2007 with the addition of 60 acres. A new multi-purpose building is planned for the campus and will be completed in 2010.
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Rankin campus seeks to offer the experience of a four-year university yet maintaining its tight, personal feel as a community college by maintaining low costs, keeping classroom size small and employing excellent instructors. This commuter campus primarily holds morning and night classes allowing students the opportunity to be employed within their local community, if desired.
What does Rankin Campus offer?
The Rankin Campus offers more than 140 academic, 15 technical and 3 career programs giving students the ability to pursue most any career desired. For questions regarding the programs offered, please contact our counseling office at 601.936.5540.
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Workforce Development Center
Our Workforce Development Center offers an array of opportunities: compass testing, online testing through Mississippi’s Virtual Community College, testing for independent study courses, career assessment, and the career readiness certificate. These opportunities not only impact our students but extend out to meet the needs within the general community. For more information or inquiries, please contact our Workforce Development Center at 601.936.1821.
Residual ACT, which is a non-transferrable ACT score, is offered through our Rankin campus roughly four times a year during fall and spring semesters. For more information, please contact our Business Office at 601.936.5551.
Rankin campus has activities that meet both the academic and the social needs of a student. One can participate in our off-campus intramurals, enjoy our new coffee house, participate in our on-campus events such as attending concerts, or be a part of several organizations based on our campus such as Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Associated Student Government and the Baptist Student Union.
The Early Childhood Education Center provides a healthy learning environment for infants through age four with half day, full day, or weekly rates. Priority is given to our Rankin campus students, faculty and staff but if spots are still available, doors will then open to community as well. For more questions, please contact 601.936.5510.
Schedule a Tour!
The Rankin Campus offers tours any day of the week between 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. If you are interested in visiting, please call 601.936.1808. The Rankin Campus also offers an informational session the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm. For more information on this session, please call 601.857.3431.