Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Hinds Community College tuition is $2,880 per year for in-state residents. This is 21% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,631. The cost is 49% cheaper than the average Mississippi tuition of $5,674 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 7th in Mississippi amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 14th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $5,920 which represents a 106% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $200 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,080.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $4,500 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Raymond should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,360.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,250 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,600 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Mississippi residents to go to Hinds Community College is $11,190 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Mississippi residence can expect a one year cost of $14,230.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Hinds Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Hinds Community College
Estimated Budgets
Mississippi Resident Total Budget $11,190
   In-State Tuition$2,880
   Other Fees$200
   Room and Board$4,500
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,250
   Books and Supplies$1,360


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 $11,190 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 Hinds Community College net price for in-state students is $3,636* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

91% of Hinds Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,289. 79 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 $4,301. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Hinds Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Hinds Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$3,636*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid91%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,289
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants79%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,301

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$3,046
$30,001 to $48,000$3,874
$48,001 to $75,000$5,719
$75,001 to $110,000$7,195

Average Financial Aid Mix - $11,190 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $11,190. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 48% - $4,289

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

Federal Loans

 32% - $2,875

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

Out of Pocket

 20% -  $1,776

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. Hinds Community College
Copiah Lincoln Community College2.8% less expensive
Holmes Community College9.7% less expensive
Southwest Mississippi Community College2.8% less expensive
East Central Community College10.4% less expensive
Mississippi Delta Community College4.2% 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 Hinds 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 Hinds Community College is $22,380 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 $8,182 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $16,364**

**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 Hinds Community College.

Mississippi Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,440
Mississippi Resident Total Cost Per Semester$5,595
Non-Mississippi Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,960
Non-Mississippi Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,115

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 Hinds 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 Hinds Community College
Price per credit hour for Mississippi residents$120
Cost for one class for Mississippi residents (3 credit hours)$360
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$240
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$720
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$960


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. 47% of Hinds Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $2,875.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Hinds 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 $16,364, 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 $20,303.97. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Hinds Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 91% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,182. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Hinds 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.

Hinds Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$169.20
Amount Borrowed$16,364.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,939.97
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$20,303.97

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Hinds 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 Hinds 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 $20,303.97 would be needed to afford a $169.20 monthly payment in the example $16,364.00 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 Hinds Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $1,960 to $2,880. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 9.4%. 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 $22,380.00. 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 Hinds Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$14,639$29,277
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$18,683$37,366
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $23,845$47,690
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $27,603$55,207

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Hinds 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
General Studies Associate's Degree 331 33% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 146 29% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 39 36% cheaper
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 39 28% cheaper
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Associate's Degree 37 32% cheaper
Pre-Nursing Studies Associate's Degree 29 23% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 29 30% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 28 27% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 25 24% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 24 21% cheaper
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder Associate's Degree 24 31% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 18 29% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 18 27% cheaper
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 16 25% cheaper
Dental Assisting/Assistant Associate's Degree 14 28% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 13 24% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 13 23% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 12 24% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 12 27% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 11 17% cheaper
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 11 36% cheaper
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 31% cheaper
Electrician Associate's Degree 10 20% cheaper
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 10 28% cheaper
Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree 10 50% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 10 27% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 9 27% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 8 30% cheaper
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General Associate's Degree 8 26% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 8 24% cheaper
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies Associate's Degree 8 3% cheaper
Sociology Associate's Degree 7 27% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 7 27% cheaper
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Associate's Degree 7 35% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 28% cheaper
Music, General Associate's Degree 7 27% cheaper
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Associate's Degree 6 20% cheaper
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Associate's Degree 6 27% cheaper
Carpentry/Carpenter Associate's Degree 6 24% cheaper
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 6 30% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 26% cheaper
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 5 28% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 5 29% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 4 27% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 4 21% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 4 18% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 4 23% cheaper
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 19% cheaper
History, General Associate's Degree 3 27% cheaper
Culinary Arts and Related Services Associate's Degree 3 33% cheaper
Occupational Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 3 24% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 3 26% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Associate's Degree 3 11% cheaper
Real Estate Associate's Degree 2 29% cheaper
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 2 27% cheaper
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 27% cheaper
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Associate's Degree 2 11% cheaper
Agricultural Mechanization, Other Associate's Degree 2 12% costlier
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 2 24% cheaper
Pre-Veterinary Studies Associate's Degree 2 3% cheaper
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry Associate's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 2 27% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 2 28% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 1 22% cheaper
Pre-Pharmacy Studies Associate's Degree 1 20% cheaper
Telecommunications Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Architecture Associate's Degree 1 8% cheaper
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 30% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 1 31% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 1 26% cheaper
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other Associate's Degree 1 37% cheaper
Plumbing Technology/Plumber Associate's Degree 1 29% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Journalism Associate's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 1 31% cheaper


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About Hinds Community College

Hinds Community College is a two year community college located in Raymond, Mississippi.  Full time enrollment is 7,088 and part time is 4,436.  Hinds 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. Learn more about Hinds Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Hinds Community College
505 East Main Street
Raymond, Mississippi

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Hinds 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.

Hinds Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175786 IPEDS survey data.