Mission and Goals

Institutional Mission Statement

Southwest Mississippi Community College provides academic, career, and continuing education, meeting the diverse needs of the population at a reasonable cost. SMCC provides community services and promotes economic development through consultative and workforce training.

Institutional Goals

  • To provide a two-year college transfer program applicable to a bachelor's degree
  • To provide career and technical programs leading to employment or skills enhancement.
  • To provide programs enabling students to overcome specific deficiencies and achieve success.
  • To provide curricula, instruction, guidance, extracurricular activities, and other support services enhancing student development.
  • To provide facilities, technology, methodology, and staff sustaining an appropriate environment conducive to learning.
  • To provide lifelong learning opportunities.
  • To provide facilities and services supporting cultural, educational, and economic needs.
  • To publicize offerings of the institution and the opportunities it affords.