Our Utica Campus has a rich heritage and has evolved into a progressive college location with all the perks of a complete campus environment. The Utica campus, formerly Utica Junior College, was founded in 1903 as Utica Normal and Industrial Institute and is the oldest of Hinds CC’s six locations.
Utica Junior College merged with Hinds Community College in 1982 but retains its Historically Black College & University (HBCU) designation and traditions.
Develop close-knit relationships in the smaller environment of our HBCU campus. Embrace the culture of your history and grow and develop as you prepare for your future.
Student Government Association
Get involved! Members of student government improve relationships between the campus community and the student body. Help organize activities and promote involvement at the Utica Campus.
Explore opportunities in careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Our STEM-UP program helps you complete your Associate Degree at the Utica Campus and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in the STEM areas at four year colleges or universities.
Come For A Visit
It only takes one visit to see what sets Hinds Community College apart from other colleges. When you schedule a campus visit, you'll be able to meet with a recruiter, get a personal tour of campus, and interact with other students.
Tours are available by appointment at all six Hinds locations. You can schedule your tour by phone or online.
Academic Programs of Study
All of our campuses offer 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 CC in their first two years before transferring to a public university!
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.
Career & Technical Programs of Study
Each of our campuses offers a variety of career and technical programs which provide you with the hands-on training you need for successful employment. These programs are 1-2 years in length and offer a career certificate, technical certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Graduates of career and technical programs are prepared for immediate employment in their field of study. Some career and technical programs will transfer to certain four-year institutions and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.
The Utica Campus offers the following Career & Technical programs:
- Administrative Office
- Automotive Technology
- Barbering Instructor Training
- Brick, Block & Stonemasonry
- Clothing & Fashion Design
- Collision Repair
- Computer Programming
- Cosmetology Instructor Training
- Culinary Arts
- Early Childhood Education
- Entertainment Industry Mechanics
- Health Care Assistant
- Industrial Maintenance
- Radio &Television Production & Broadcasting
- Residential Carpentry
- Welding & Cutting
Student Support Services (SSS) on the Utica Campus offers academic support in the form of professional tutoring and small group interventions, financial aid awareness, college transfer assistance, cultural enrichment, workshops and laptop rentals.
Student Services Director
The Utica Campus offers a men’s and women’s residence hall which puts you close to your classes, activities, and support services.
Need a ride to campus? The Utica Campus offers transportation to students in Utica, Jackson, Vicksburg, Crystal Springs, and Port Gibson. The cost for this service is $300 per semester. Financial aid may be applied to pay for you transportation fee. For more information about signing up for transportation, contact:
The Utica Campus has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to highlight the work of the campus’ founder, William Holtzclaw, a pioneer in African American education. William Holtzclaw is the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, which later became Utica Junior College, and is now the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College. Further information can be found at www.holtzclawinstitute.wordpress.com. The co-directors of the project are Jean Greene, head librarian and Holtzclaw Collection Archivist, and Dan Fuller, English instructor on the Utica Campus, who is also the 2015-2016 Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award recipient for Hinds.
Student Success Center – Utica Campus
The Student Success Center is designed to support the overall mission of Hinds Community College by providing services that will enrich the educational experience of all students. Student Success is designed to assist students in transitioning into the workforce or to a 4-year college or university.
Title III Programs
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, designed to strengthen programs and facilities of HBCUs. The programs promote STEM, student success, workforce innovation, and many other areas crucial to a student’s development.
Utica Institute Museum
The Utica Institute Museum exists to tell the story of William H. Holtzclaw’s role in Southern Black Education. As a “little Tuskegee,” the Utica Institute was uniquely positioned to help improve the lives of those in Mississippi’s Black Belt through an emphasis on land ownership and community connections. The museum tells this story through the eyes of her people — Uticanites from the Utica Institute, Hinds Agricultural High School, Utica Junior College, and Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus, a proud HBCU.
Image courtesy Utica Institute Archives.
“Hinds Community College Utica Campus has been awarded a share of federal humanities funds to help finance programs to highlight the campus’ contribution to Southern Black Education. “
34175 Miss. 18 West
Utica, MS 39175-9599
Campus Office Hours
Monday—Friday: 8 AM — 4:30 PM
- Admissions: 601-885-7026
- Business Office: 601-885-7028
- Counseling (Academic): 601-885-7022
- Counseling (Career & Technical): 601-885-7128
- Financial Aid: 601-885-7012 / 3223
- Library: 601-885-7035
- Single Stop: 601-885-7021
- Academic Dean: 601-885-7004
- Assistant Dean of Instruction: 601-885-7075
- Dean of Students: 601-885-7005