Rankin Campus

Rankin Campus

Welcome to the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College! We are committed to providing a quality education with a personal approach. The Rankin Campus is a commuter campus that offers small classroom sizes and highly qualified and caring faculty. We are conveniently located on Highway 80 East in Pearl, MS where you can pursue academic or career/technical programs of study.

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  • About Rankin
  • Programs of Study
  • Student Life
  • Student Services
  • Honors
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We invite you to explore all that the Rankin Campus has to offer! 

  • Academic classes guaranteed to transfer to Mississippi’s universities
  • One-two year career and technical programs that you get you job-ready
  • Comprehensive Student Support Services
  • Free tutoring
  • The Honors Institute
  • Phi Theta Kappa and other student organizations
  • A four-day school week with Monday – Thursday classes
  • Stand-alone classes on Fridays
  • Night classes and evening programs
  • The Gateway to College Program
  • Mi-Best Program for students seeking both a GED and college credit
  • Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit opportunities
  • The Pearl/Rankin Career and Technical Center for high school students

Need more information? Give us a call at 601.932.5237 or submit a message to our Rankin Campus


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Whether you are pursuing academic classes to prepare you for bachelor’s degree work at a university or you wish to pursue a career or technical program that prepares you for the workforce, the Rankin Campus in excellent place to help you reach your educational and career goals.


Academics


The Rankin Campus offers a variety of academic courses needed in your first two years of college in order to pursue any bachelor’s degree.  Students will save an average of $8,000 in tuition costs when they attend Hinds in their first two years before transferring to a public university! At the Rankin Campus, you can complete the 62 credit hours required to receive an Associate of Art Degree. In addition, we maintain a close relationship with Mississippi’s universities to ensure that your credits transfer. Be sure to check out the Mississippi Articulation Transfer Tool to guide you through academic transfer programs. 


Our academic faculty bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom and care about your success. Academic faculty meet the same minimum credential requirements to teach at Hinds as they must meet at Mississippi’s public universities, holding advance masters and doctoral degrees.


Career/Technical Programs


Get the skills you need to get the job you want.  Career and Technical programs are designed to give you hands-on training and education to equip you with a skill set for a specific profession.  These programs can be one - two years in length and result in either the Career Certificate, Technical Certificate, or Associate of Applied Science Degree:

Download more information about these programs and meeting times


When you are ready to register for classes for the upcoming semester, we invite you to visit with a Hinds Counselor on the Rankin Campus who will advise you and help you select the right courses. For more information about our classes, please contact the Rankin Campus Counseling Office at 601.936.1879.

The Rankin campus has activities that meet both the academic and the social needs of a student. Our students can participate in off-campus intramural sports, as well as on-campus special events throughout the years such as Welcome Week, Spring Fever, cook-outs and more.

In addition, students can get involved these organizations:

The Honors Institute on the Rankin Campus is proud to offer an enhanced learning opportunity in a collaborative and supportive environment. This program allows students to develop leadership skills and to serve the college and community.  Visit the Rankin Honors page to learn more or contact us at 601.936.1859 or 601.936.1992 

 

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international community college honors society.  Students may be inducted after completing a minimum of 12 transferable college hours at Hinds Community College with a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Local chapters participate in district, regional, national, and international activities. Weekly PTK meetings at the Rankin Campus are typically held at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters. Most four-year colleges and universities offer outstanding academic scholarships to students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Other scholarships are also available through this international organization. More information is available at www.ptk.org.   Or contact one of our Rankin Campus PTK sponsors, Judith Isonhood (601.936.5598) or Joy Rhoads (601.936.1859).

 

Associated Student Government (ASG) serves the student body by presenting student input through elections, special activities, clubs, and organizations. Selected Rankin Campus ASG members also serve on the District Associated Student Government which is the governing body for each local ASG organization. For more information, contact one of our Rankin Campus Sponsors: Kashanta Jackson or Elizabeth Price at 601.936.1808.

 

COLLEGIATE DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Our students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking. For more information, contact the DECA Sponsor, Jane Foreman, at 601.936.5502.

The Rankin Campus offers comprehensive students services including Admissions, Counseling and Advising, Financial Aid, Business Office, ACCUPLACER testing, the Residual ACT, and online course proctored testing. Student Services offices are located in the Administrative Building.

 

In addition, we offer these support services:

 

Math Lab

The Rankin Campus offers a free math lab for our students Monday – Friday in the Academic Library Building. Students can benefit from free tutoring in classes ranging from Beginning Algebra through Calculus. Students may also utilize the lab for working on and submitting math homework, accessing additional worksheets and resources for common trouble topics, and gathering with classmates to practice and study. For more information, email EKBurkhalter@hindscc.edu or call 601.936.1837

 

English Lab

Our English Lab is free for all students. We offer walk-in tutoring for student in Development English and Reading, as well as English Composition I and II.  For more information, email Katie.Elliott@hindscc.edu or call 601.936.1875.

 

Learning Assistance Center

Located in the Academic Library Building, the Learning Assistance Center offers an academic computer lab with remedial computer programs, as well as a quiet atmosphere conducive for homework and studying.  For more details, email VRMoseley@hindscc.edu or call 601.936.5567.

 

Daycare

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.

 

Mi-Best

MI-Bestis a unique program for students who wish to pursue a GED and enroll in college courses at the same time to prepare for a career. For more information about applying to Mi-Best, email Angie.Miles@hindscc.edu or call us at 601.936.1834

 

Gateway to College

This scholarship program is for students between the ages of 16 and 20 who are not on track to graduate from high school or who have left high school without a diploma.  Through the Gateway program, students are able to take college courses that will also satisfy requirements for high school graduation. For more information, please email Sherrie.Lee@hindscc.edu or call 601.936.5580.

 

Workforce Development Center 

Our Workforce Development Center offers an array of opportunities: ACCUPLACER testing, the Residual ACT, 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 expand to meet the needs within the general community. For more information or inquiries, please contact our Workforce Development Center at 601.936.1821. 

The Rankin Campus is proud to offer the Honors Institute which provides an enhanced learning opportunity in a collaborative and supportive environment. This program allows students to develop leadership skills and to serve the college and community.

In the Honors Institute, our student benefit from:

  • Leadership development
  • Community service opportunities
  • International studies
  • Academic distinction
  • Scholarships

Visit the Honors Institute to learn about membership and how to apply. Or contact us:

Honors Center @ The Rankin Campus (located in Student Services Building)
3805 Hwy 80 East – Pearl, MS 39208


Joy Rhoads: jdrhoads@hindscc.edu or 601.936.1992

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The Rankin Campus offers tours by appointment, Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. If you are interested in visiting, please call first to schedule an appointment at 601.936.1808 or submit a tour request here.  We also offer an informal meet-and-greet session focused on adult students, which takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm (except holidays).  For more information on this information session, please call our Adult Recruiter at 601.857.3431.


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Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tuesday:  8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Rankin Campus Phone Directory

General Information

601.936.5236  
Admissions601.936.5560601.936.1810 
Counseling601.936.5544601.936.5546601.936.5547
Financial Aid601.936.5540601.936.5561 
Business Office601.936.5551  
Testing601.936.1821  
Library601.936.1888 601.936.5538 
Bookstore601.936.5596  
Dean of Students601.936.5552  
Academic Dean601.936.5553  
Career/Technical Dean601.936.5550  

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