Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Holmes Community College tuition is $2,600 per year for in-state residents. This is 26% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 54% cheaper than the average Mississippi tuition of $5,623 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 2nd in Mississippi amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 19th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $5,180 which represents a 99% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $510 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,110.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $3,050 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Goodman should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,300.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,800 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,000 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Mississippi residents to go to Holmes Community College is $11,260 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Mississippi residence can expect a one year cost of $13,840.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Holmes Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Holmes Community College
Estimated Budgets
Mississippi Resident Total Budget $11,260
   In-State Tuition$2,600
   Other Fees$510
   Room and Board$3,050
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,800
   Books and Supplies$1,300


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $11,260 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Holmes Community College net price for in-state students is $5,629* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

88% of Holmes Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,202. 65 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,403. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Holmes Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Holmes Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$5,629*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid88%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,202
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants65%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,403

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$4,896
$30,001 to $48,000$5,500
$48,001 to $75,000$7,580
$75,001 to $110,000$8,539

Average Financial Aid Mix - $11,260 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $11,260. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 56% - $4,202

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Holmes Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 29% - $2,166

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 15% -  $1,092

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Holmes Community College
Mississippi Delta Community College15.4% more expensive
Hinds Community College10.8% more expensive
East Central Community College0.8% less expensive
Meridian Community College3.8% more expensive
East Mississippi Community College15.4% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Holmes Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Holmes Community College is $22,520 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $5,686 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $11,372**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Holmes Community College.

Mississippi Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,300
Mississippi Resident Total Cost Per Semester$5,630
Non-Mississippi Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,590
Non-Mississippi Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,920

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Holmes Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Holmes Community College
Price per credit hour for Mississippi residents$137
Cost for one class for Mississippi residents (3 credit hours)$411
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$247
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$741
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$988


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 28% of Holmes Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $2,166.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Holmes Community College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $11,372, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $14,110.04. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Holmes Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 88% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,686. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Holmes Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Holmes Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$117.58
Amount Borrowed$11,372.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,738.04
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$14,110.04

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Holmes Community College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Holmes Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $14,110.04 would be needed to afford a $117.58 monthly payment in the example $11,372.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Holmes Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $1,850 to $2,600. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 8.1%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $22,520.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Holmes Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$14,730$29,460
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$18,800$37,600
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $23,994$47,988
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $27,776$55,552

Tuition History

What was tuition at Holmes Community College five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$1,850$4,430 12.1%
2011$1,650$3,990 3.9%
2010$1,588$3,538 -2.2%
2009$1,624$3,574 14%
2008$1,424$3,124 0%
2007$1,424$3,124 0%
2006$1,424$3,124 0%
2005$1,424$3,124 0%
2004$1,424$3,124 -50.2%
2003$2,860$6,260 0%
2002$2,860$6,260 18.8%
2001$2,408$5,808 128.5%
2000$1,054$2,354 0%
1999$1,054$2,354 0%
1998$1,054$2,254 0%
1997$1,054$2,254 5%
1996$1,004$2,204 0%
1995$1,004$2,004 0%
1994$1,004$2,004 0%
1993$1,004$2,004 24.9%
1992$804$1,804 14.2%
1991$704$1,704 0%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Holmes Community College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Pre-Nursing Studies Associate's Degree 125 25% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 119 31% cheaper
General Studies Associate's Degree 97 34% cheaper
Accounting and Business/Management Associate's Degree 76 31% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 75 23% cheaper
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry Associate's Degree 62 22% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 30 35% cheaper
Social Work Associate's Degree 29 24% cheaper
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Associate's Degree 27 37% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 26 38% cheaper
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 25 30% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 18 20% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 16 27% cheaper
Pre-Dentistry Studies Associate's Degree 15 3% cheaper
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 13 31% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 12 19% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 11 26% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 10 23% cheaper
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Associate's Degree 9 14% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 9 26% cheaper
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General Associate's Degree 9 32% cheaper
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies Associate's Degree 9 6% cheaper
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies Associate's Degree 8 32% cheaper
Pre-Law Studies Associate's Degree 7 21% cheaper
Forest Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 32% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 6 29% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 6 25% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 6 32% cheaper
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 33% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Associate's Degree 5 7% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 30% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 3 30% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 30% cheaper
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Associate's Degree 2 18% cheaper
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Associate's Degree 2 23% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 22% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Associate's Degree 2 36% cheaper
Agriculture, General Associate's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 24% cheaper
Pre-Veterinary Studies Associate's Degree 1 5% cheaper
Forensic Chemistry Associate's Degree 1 38% costlier


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About Holmes Community College

Holmes Community College is a two year community college located in Goodman, Mississippi.  Full time enrollment is 3,800 and part time is 1,956.  Holmes Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Holmes Community College
#1 Hill St
Goodman, Mississippi

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Holmes Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Holmes Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175810 IPEDS survey data.