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Hinds Community College
55 E Main Street
Raymond, Mississippi 39154-1100
(601) 857-5261 or 1-800-HINDSCC
Contact: Ginger Turner
http://www.hindscc.edu
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     Hinds Community College, the largest community college in the state of Mississippi, is a comprehensive educational institution serving approximately 19,500 students each year. Hinds has provided quality educational programs that are convenient and affordable since 1917.
Quick Facts
Undergrad Population: 15894
Graduate Population: 0
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $2060
Out of State Tuition: $4660
Room & Board: $3510
Applications Due: August 17th (No Fee)
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Mascot: Eagle
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Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 46%
Percent Women: 54%
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Majors Offered

Agriculture & Related Sciences
•Agribusiness Operations
•Agriculture - General
•Animal Breeding
•Food Science
•Landscaping

Arts, Visual & Performing
•Art - General
•Commercial/Advertising Art
•Drama/Theater Arts
•Music - General

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
•Biology

Business, Management, & Marketing
•Administrative/Secretarial Services
•Fashion Merchandising
•Finance/Banking
•Management Information Systems
•Office Management
•Operations Management
•Sales and Distribution
•Tourism/Travel Services

Communications & Journalism
•Journalism

Communications Technologies
•Communications Technologies - General
•Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation

Computer & Information Sciences
•Computer/Information Sciences - General
•Data Processing Technology

Construction Trades
•Carpentry
•Masonry/Tile Setting
•Power/Electric Transmission

Education
•Business Teacher Education
•Elementary Education
•Physical Education
•Secondary Education
•Trade/Industrial Education

Engineering
•Engineering - General

Engineering Technologies
•Civil Engineering/Technology
•Drafting and Design Technology
•Electrical Engineering Technologies

English Language & Literature
•English Language & Literature - General
•Rhetoric and Composition

Family & Consumer Sciences
•Child Care Management
•Family/Consumer Sciences - General
•Institutional Food Production

Foreign Language & Literature
•Sign Language Interpretation

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
•Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology
•Dental Assistance
•Emergency Medical Technology
•Medical Laboratory Assistance
•Medical Records Technology
•Nursing - Practical
•Nursing Assistance
•Respiratory Therapy
•Surgical Technology
•Veterinarian Assistance

History
•History - General

Law & Legal Studies
•Legal Administrative Assistance
•Paralegal/Legal Assistance
•Prelaw

Liberal Arts & Sciences
•Liberal Arts & Sciences

Mathematics
•Mathematics - General

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
•Aircraft Mechanics
•Auto Body Repair
•Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair
•Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics
•Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair

Personal & Culinary Services
•Culinary Arts/Related Services

Physical Sciences
•Chemistry
•Geology
•Physics

Psychology
•Psychology - General

Security & Protective Services
•Criminal Justice Studies
•Fire Protection/Safety Technology

Social Sciences
•Political Science/Government
•Sociology


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Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Dance, Fraternities, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Sororities, Student Newspaper
College History
     Dr. Ben H. Fatherree, a Clarke County native, is a seventh-generation Mississippian. After graduating from high school in Quitman, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Mississippi State University in 1969 and 1970 respectively. He began teaching at Hinds Junior College in Raymond in 1970 and has been associated with the institution since that date. In 1976 he did doctoral research as a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and in 1978 received a Ph.D. in history from Mississippi State. The following year he studied as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at Columbia University in New York City.
     In addition to teaching at Hinds on a full-time basis, in the late 1980s and through the 1990s Fatherree worked on a part-time basis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg penning numerous articles in addition to full-length histories of the Corps' activities in hydraulics engineering and geotechnical engineering.
     Fatherree retired as Chair, History Department, Hinds Community College Raymond Campus in 2001, but remained active as an adjunct instructor. In 2005 Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse granted him a contract to write a detailed history of the institution from its origins as an agricultural high school in 1917 through its evolution into a giant in Mississippi education, now enrolling more than 17,000 students at six major locations.
     The Web pages with the Hinds history are digested from a series of articles Fatherree wrote for On Campus, a Hinds monthly employee news magazine.
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