College Parallel Pathways
For students planning on obtaining either a two or four-year degree, Northwest Mississippi Community College and The University of Mississippi act as educational partners with a two plus-two pathway.
Northwest offers the first two years of the college academic program, and UM provides the third and fourth years, along with graduate study. The Associate of Arts degree is awarded by Northwest, while the University grants baccalaureate degrees in Business (Management: HR, Marketing, Managerial Finance, MIS and General Business), Liberal Studies, Education (Elementary Education), Accountancy, General Studies, Journalism (Integrated Marketing Communications), Psychology, Social Work, Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement, Corrections, & Homeland Security). Master’s degrees are offered in Education (Curriculum and Instruction-Elementary and K-12 Administration), and Criminal Justice.