Press Releases

Northwest receives $2.8 million from CARES Act to help students

Northwest Mississippi Community College officials have announced that the college has received approximately $2.8 million in emergency grant funds from the US Department of Education Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The fund was created as a result of the passage by Congress of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27.  Funds from the grant will be used to provide emergency assistance to students with expenses incurred due to the disruption of campus activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Career-tech programs essential to economy

Career and technical education (CTE) is not only vital to closing the skills gap seen on a major scale by many of the country’s top employers, it has become more apparent than ever just how “essential” the many essential workers who are products of this education are as the nation has grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community college a smart choice for fall

Community colleges allow young students to stay close to home and ease into their newfound  independence while still providing students with a quality education. Additionally, studies have shown that students who go to community colleges typically take out fewer loans and perform as well or better than those who begin their education at a university.


Registration is now open for Fall 2020! If you are a current student, you may register through your myNWCC account! Please select the FALL 2020 term on the Registration option under Scheduling.

Northwest to debut Physical Therapist Assistant program

Following two years of preparation, Northwest Mississippi Community College has announced its creation of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. The PTA program will be an essential program in Northwest’s School of Health Sciences.


Northwest Mississippi Community College officials have announced the promotion of Dr. Stephanie Mullins, director of Practical Nursing and Health Care Assistant Programs, to dean of Health Sciences.

  • Promotion

Northwest Mississippi Community College officials have announced the promotion of Assistant Registrar Angela Dortch to district director of Admissions/Registrar.