“Pearl River Community College provides quality educational opportunities to the communities in South Mississippi and surrounding areas. It serves as economic engine in providing skilled labor for the workforce and aids in creating a stable local economy. PRCC is a leader in innovation within Career and Technical Education, partnerships, and workforce education. The college creates a family and community friendly environment through numerous onsite outreach programs.” – Dr. Adam Breerwood
Name: Pearl River Community College
President: Dr. Adam Breerwood
Board Chair: Alan Dedeaux
Type of college: Public
Campus setting: Remote, Rural
Year established: 1909
Student Characteristics Fall 2017
Total Enrollment: 4,829
African American: 26%
- Pearl River Community College (PRCC) is the first two-year institution in the state of Mississippi and was founded in 1909.
- In 2018, the college became the first community college in Mississippi to add Women’s Volleyball to its athletic offerings.
- PRCC has three campus locations from coastal Mississippi to the Pine Belt region and has experienced significant growth with its online course offerings.
- PRCC’s Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts was recognized as one of Mississippi’s 10 Best Live Theater Venues.