Skill UP Mississippi is an initiative of the Office of Adult Education at the Mississippi Community College Board. Through various programs such as Smart Start and High School Equivalency (HSE), Skill UP Mississippi helps people launch careers, strengthens the state workforce, and creates an opportunity for economic development.

COVID-19 Update

The Office of Adult Education is closely monitoring news and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our priority is for programs to take all the necessary and recommended precautions to protect students, faculty, and staff, we know each area and program are different. To find out how your local program is serving the residents in their communities, please visit the Mississippi Community College Board’s COVID-19 update page for more information.

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More than the English Language

Mississippi’s Community Colleges Provide Supportive Learning Environments for English Language Learners For some individuals immigrating to the United States, learning the English language can be challenging. However, the adult education programs at Mississippi’s 15 community colleges are prepared to meet the needs of students learning English as a Second Language (ESL). These community colleges offer [...]
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Adult Education
Programs by County

You can find a Skill UP Mississippi program near you by using the interactive map. Select your county to learn more about the programs available in your area.

Coahoma Community College
Tamara Travis
510 Sunbelt Drive
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone: (662) 621-4307
Fax: (662) 621-4305

Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Karen Gaudet
P.O. Box 649
Wesson, MS 39191-0649

Phone: (601) 643-8654
Fax: (601) 643-8216

East Central Community College
Alfreda Thompson
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327

Phone: (601) 635-2111 x 387
Fax: (601) 635-4011

East Mississippi Community College
Tshurah Dismuke
8731 South Frontage Road
Mayhew, MS 39753

Phone: (662) 243-2627
Fax: (662) 243-1931

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Kelly Parker
10298 Express Drive
Gulfport, MS 39503

Phone: (228) 896-2512

Pascagoula Adult Learning Center
Kathleen Williams
1713 Kenneth Ave.
Pascagoula, MS 39567

Phone: (228) 938-6587
Fax: (228) 938-6445

Hinds Community College
Ms. Kristi Johnson
11 Community College Blvd.
Pearl, MS 39208

Phone: (601) 936-1850
Fax: (601) 857-3919

Rankin County Schools
Andrew Strehlow
135 1/2 South College Street
Brandon, MS 39042

Phone: (601) 825-5040
Fax: (601) 825-5283

Holmes Community College
Earline Smith
The Attala Center
620 West Jefferson
Kosciusko, MS 39192

Phone: (662) 472-9105
Fax: (662) 472-9158

Grenada School District
Priscilla Burns
423 S. Line Street
Grenada, MS 38901

Phone: (662) 227-6101
Fax: (662) 226-7462

Itawamba Community College
Julia Houston
3200 Adams Farm Road
Belden, MS 38826

Phone: (662) 407-1512
Fax: (662) 407-1507

Jones County Junior College
Wendy Evans 
72 Technology Blvd., Box 1
Ellisville, MS 39437

Phone: (601) 477-2228

Meridian Community College
Jennifer Whitlock
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307

Phone: (601) 484-8796
Fax: (601) 484-8703

Mississippi Delta Community College
Suzanne Thompson
P.O. Box 668, Hwy 3/Cherry Street
Moorhead, MS 38761-0668

Phone: (662) 246-6519
Fax: (662) 246-6517

Coahoma Community College*
Tamara Travis
510 Sunbelt Drive
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone: (662) 621-4307
Fax: (662) 621-4305

*Coahoma Community College only serves Bolivar County within the Mississippi Delta District

Northeast Mississippi Community College
Laurie Kesler
Holliday Hall, 317, 101 Cunningham Boulevard
Booneville, MS 38829

Phone: (662) 720-7259
Fax: (662) 720-7464

Northwest Mississippi Community College
Jennifer Williams
P.O. Box 7048
4975 Hwy. 51 North
Senatobia, MS 38668-7048

Phone: (662) 562-3450
Fax: (662) 560-5214

Coahoma Community College*
Tamara Travis
510 Sunbelt Drive
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone: (662) 621-4307
Fax: (662) 621-4305

*Coahoma Community College only serves Quitman, Tunica and Tallahatchie Counties within the Northwest Community College District

Pearl River Community College
Ruby Smith
PRCC Woodall Technology Center
906 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: (601) 403-1818
Fax: (601) 554-5550

Southwest Community College
Cindy Bennett
1146 Horace Holmes Dr.
Summit, MS 39666

Phone: (601) 276-3846
Fax: (601) 276-3883

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Skill UP Mississippi offers training and support for people pursuing nationally recognized High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma programs. These programs, offered through community colleges and adult education programs across the state, provide students with a flexible, supportive environment designed to help students succeed.