Education

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Post-Secondary Education

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Mississippi Department of Special Education

601-359-3498

Mississippi Department of Special Education

This link takes you to the Secondary Transition services portion of their website, which will assist students with disabilities gain resources and support for college. The Mississippi Department of Education is the state education agency of Mississippi. The Office of Special Education (OSE) is a service-oriented office that seeks to improve the education experience for children with disabilities. In keeping with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and State law, they help local schools and districts provide effective educational programs to students with disabilities, ages 3-20, who need special education and related services. This is a link to their overall website.


Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) is for high school students with disabilities ages 14-21 to assist in transitioning to work or post-secondary education. Pre-ETS focuses on 5 areas:   Job Exploration Counseling, Workplace Readiness Training, Work-Based Learning Experiences, Transition Counseling, and Self-Advocacy. Click on the link above to see your regional MDRS office contact information to ask more about Pre-ETS.


Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

Post-Secondary Services

MDRS program to assist students with disabilities further their education by providing tuition/textbook cost assistance, distance learning, dormitory fees, individual counseling, and connections to other community resources.


Woodward Hines Education Foundation: Get 2 College

Get 2 College Woodward Hines Education Foundation

Assists any student with post-secondary education. Woodward Hines Education Foundation help Mississippians obtain postsecondary degree, certification, or credential that will allow them to improve their quality of life, strengthen their communities, and contribute to a bright and prosperous future for all of Mississippi. They work towards postsecondary education being accessible, achievable, and successful for all Mississippians. Get 2 College is Woodward Hines Education Foundation’s access to college program which specifically helps students get into college.

Contact – Get2College

See a guide for postsecondary education planning.

(601) 321-5533


Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

Mississippi Office of State Financial Aid (msfinancialaid.org)

1-800-327-2980 (toll-free in MS) or 601-432-6997

Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid links students with financial assistance for post-secondary education. Public, private, two-year, and four year college students may receive funds.


Coahoma Community College

http://www.coahomacc.edu/

Coahoma Community College

Campus in Clarksdale.

Disability Contact: (662-621-4853

Contact Person: Tanisha Turner


Copiah-Lincoln Community College

https://www.colin.edu/

Copiah Lincoln Community College

Campuses in Natchez, Simpson, and Wesson.

Disability Contact: 601-643-8324

Contact Person: Amber Bowman


East Central Community College

https://www.eccc.edu/

East Central Community College

Campus located in Decatur.

Disability Contact: 601-635-6228

Contact Person: Dr. Amanda Walton


East Mississippi Community College

http://www.eastms.edu/

East Mississippi Community College

Campuses located in Mayhew and Scooba.

Disability Contact: 662-476-5062

Contact Person: Sharon Thompson


Hinds Community College

https://www.hindscc.edu/

Hinds Community College

Campuses in Raymond, Utica, Rankin, Vicksburg, and Jackson.

Disability Contact: 601-857-3646

Contact Person: Tiffany Moore


Holmes Community College

https://holmescc.edu/

Holmes Community College

Campuses in Attala, Goodman, Grenada, Ridgeland, and Yazoo.

Disability Contact: 662-472-9088

Contact Person: Laura Bigbee


Itawamba Community College

https://www.iccms.edu/Home/portalid/0

Itawamba Community College

Campuses located in Fulton, Tupelo, and Belden.

Disability Contact: 662-862-8173

Contact Person: Curt Sparks


Jones College

http://www.jcjc.edu/

Jones College

Campuses in Ellisville, Stonewall, Leakesville, Bay Springs, and Waynesboro.

Disability Contact: 601-477-2673

Contact Person: Brenay Weems


Meridian Community College

https://www.meridiancc.edu/

Meridian Community College

Campus located in Meridian.

Disability Contact: 601-484-8777

Contact Person: Jeanette Howell


Mississippi Delta Community College

https://www.msdelta.edu/

Mississippi Delta Community College

Campuses located in Moorhead, Greenville, and Greenwood.

Disability Contact: 662-246-6444

Contact Person: Nakeshia Fipps


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

https://mgccc.edu/

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Campuses located in Gulfport, Gautier, Perkinston, and Lucedale.

Disability Contact: 228-896-2536


Northeast Mississippi Community College

https://www.nemcc.edu/#

Northeast Community College

https://www.nemcc.edu/

Northeast Community College

Campuses located in Booneville, Corinth, Iuka, New Albany, and Ripley.

Disability Contact: 662-720.-7192

Contact Person: Leigh Ann Stewart


Pearl River Community College

https://prcc.edu/

Pearl River Community College

Campuses located in Poplarville, Hattiesburg, and Hancock.

Disability Contact: 601-403-1215

Contact Person: Eddie Sandifer


Pearl River Community College Workforce Training Program

Workforce Training | Pearl River Community College (prcc.edu)

601-554-4646

Pearl River Community College Workforce Training Program

Job readiness program. The Workforce Team at PRCC has several regularly occurring non-credit courses that are ideal for helping a young adult gain employment. Specifically, there is a course called “Pine belt Works” that is a basic manufacturing skills course to teach soft skills, job safety, and industry specific skills.


Southwest Mississippi Community College

https://www.smcc.edu/

Southwest Mississippi Community College

Campus located in Summit.

Disability Contact: 601-276-3885

Contact Person: Rhonda Gibson


Alcorn State University

https://www.alcorn.edu/

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University is a land grant university with campuses in Lorman, Natchez, and Vicksburg. (They have a guide for disabled students to receive services and a general office number: 601-877-6460)


Delta State University

https://www.deltastate.edu/

Delta State University

Delta State University is a public university located in Cleveland. (Lakita Dailey is the listed Disability Service Coordinator/662-846-4630/ldailey@deltastate.edu)


Jackson State University

https://www.jsums.edu/

Jackson State University

Jackson State University is a public university located in Jackson. (JSU has a guide, general office #, and 2 staff members handling disability services)


Mississippi State University

https://www.msstate.edu/

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University is a land grant institution with campuses in Starkville and Meridian.

Disability Contact: 662-323-3335


Mississippi State University Autism Liaison Program

Mississippi State Autism Liaison Services | Mississippi State MS | Facebook

662-325-0152

Mississippi State University Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Postsecondary program for students with autism. The Autism Liaison Services at Mississippi State University were developed through the Autism & Developmental Disabilities Clinic (ADDC). Autism Liaisons offer services and support to degree seeking students on the Autism Spectrum to facilitate their success at Mississippi State. With a focus on building skills in self-advocacy, socialization, and employment, our team can meet a wide range of individual student needs.


The Mississippi University for Women

https://www.muw.edu/

The Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women is a public university located in Columbus.

Disability Contact: 662-329-7138


Mississippi Valley State University

https://www.mvsu.edu/

Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University is a public university located in Itta Bena.

Disability Contact: 662-254-3440

Contact Person: Kathy Brownlow


The University of Mississippi

https://olemiss.edu/

The University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi is a public research university with campuses in Booneville, Desoto, Grenada, Pearl, Oxford, and Tupelo.

Disability Contact: 662-915-7128


The University of Southern Mississippi

https://www.usm.edu/

The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi is a public research university with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, Mississippi.

Disability Contact: 601-266-5024


National Center for Education Statistics

National Center for Education Statistics

Resource locator for post-secondary education programs all over the nation. This link lists all the private colleges/secondary educational programs in the state of Mississippi. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.


Mississippi Barber Academy

https://mississippibarberacademy.com/

Mississippi Barber Academy

Mississippi Barber Academy is a private post-secondary school with campuses in Grenada, Pearl, and Jackson.


Belhaven University

https://www.belhaven.edu/

Belhaven University is a private university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church located in Jackson.

Disability Contact: 601-968-8781

Contact Person: Keri Jensen


Blue Cliff College

https://success.bluecliffcollege.edu/

Blue Cliff College

Blue Cliff College is a private post-secondary school with campuses in Gulfport and parts of Louisiana.

(Could not do Blue Mtn. College due to their website being unsecure and USM firewall blocking it)


Blue Mountain Christian University

https://bmc.edu/

Blue Mtn Christian University

Disability Services: 662-685-4776


Chris’ Beauty College

https://chrisbeautycollege.edu/

Chris’ Beauty College

Chris’ Beauty College is a private post-secondary school located in Gulfport.


Concorde Career College

https://www.concorde.edu/campus/southaven-mississippi

Concorde Career College

Concorde Career College is a post-secondary institution located in Southaven.


Corinth Academy of Cosmetology

https://www.cac.edu/

Corinth Academy of Cosmetology

Corinth Academy of Cosmetology is a private post-secondary school located in Corinth.


Delta Technical College

https://www.deltatechnicalcollege.com/

Delta Technical College

Delta Technical College is a private post-secondary school with campuses in Horn Lake and Ridgeland.


Foster’s Cosmetology and Barber College

https://www.fosters.edu/

Foster’s Cosmetology and Barber College

Foster’s Cosmetology and Barber College is a private post-secondary school located in Ripley.


Goshen School of Cosmetology

https://www.goshenschoolofcosmetology.co/

Goshen School of Cosmetology

Goshen School of Cosmetology is a private post-secondary school located in Cleveland.

(Could not do Hatfield’s MS College of Beauty Culture due to their website being unsecure and USM firewall blocking it)


Hatfield’s MS College of Beauty Culture

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Hatfield Inc.


KC’s School of Hair Design

https://www.kcsschoolofhair.com/

KC’s School of Hair Design

KC’s School of Hair Design is a private post-secondary school located in Pontotoc.


Millsaps College

https://www.millsaps.edu/

Millsaps college is a private college affiliated with the United Methodist church, located in Jackson.

Disability Contact: 601-974-1469

Contact Person: Nicole Carter


Mississippi College

https://www.mc.edu/

Mississippi College

Mississippi College is a private college affiliated with the MS Baptist Convention located in Clinton.

Disability Contact: 601-925-3204


Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics, Nails, & Cosmetology

https://msinstitute.com/

Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics, Nails, & Cosmetology

The Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology is a private post-secondary school located in Clinton.


Rust College

https://www.rustcollege.edu/

Rust College

Rust College is a private college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, located in Holly Springs.


Strayer University

https://www.strayer.edu/campus-locations/mississippi/jackson/

Strayer University

Strayer University is a private university located in Jackson and has campuses throughout the country.

Disability Contact: 202-419-4179


Academy of Hair Design

https://academyofhair.com/

Academy of Hair Design

The Academy of Hair Design is a private post-secondary school with campuses in Grenada, Hattiesburg, and Pearl.


Tougaloo College

https://www.tougaloo.edu/

Tougaloo College

Tougaloo College is a private college affiliated with the United Church of Christ, located in Tougaloo.


Traxler’s School of Hair

https://www.traxlerschoolofhair.com/

 

Traxler’s School of Hair

Traxler’s School of Hair is a private post-secondary school located in Jackson.


Unlimited Cosmetology School

https://www.unlmtdcosmetologyschoolms.com/

 

Unlimited Cosmetology School

Unlimited Cosmetology School is a private post-secondary school located in Jackson.


Vaughn Beauty College


William Carey University

https://www.wmcarey.edu/

William Carey University

William Carey University is a private university affiliated with the Baptist Churh, with campuses in Baton Rouge, Biloxi, and Hattiesburg.

Disability Contact: 601-318-6211

Contact Person: Michael Long


Institute for Community Inclusion Think College

Think College Institute for Community Inclusion

National resource locator that identifies post-secondary education institutions that specifically assist individuals with disabilities. Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. This directory includes information on 310 college programs for students with intellectual disability. You can search by program name, location, and other keywords.
Click your state on the map on the Think College website to learn about activities near you related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disability.

See a checklist for postsecondary education planning.


The University of Southern Mississippi RISE to the Top!

https://catalog.usm.edu/preview_program

601-266-5962

RISE To The Top The RISE To The Top! Southern Miss program has existed as an official pilot program at the University since 2020 and has only focused on visiting students. The full program will be a 4-year, 8-semester inclusive non-degree program that incorporates academics, employment, independent living, service, and social/leisure activities. Program specifics include application to Student Accessibility Services; enrollment in a class(es) each semester; peer mentors; employment-focused internships; service involvement; and any other current student benefits at the University. Upon program completion, students will participate in the university’s spring commencement ceremony. This program is a partnership between the USM School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development and the Institute for Disability Studies.

 


Mississippi State University ACCESS Program

Home | Mississippi State University ACCESS (msstate.edu)

662-325-8375

Mississippi State University Access Program

Postsecondary program for students with intellectual disabilities. ACCESS serves students with intellectual disabilities by providing individual support and services for the academic and social inclusion of all aspects of campus life. Components of the ACCESS program includes academics, independent living, career development, and socialization.