West Point & Clay County
The following are just a few of the West Point School Districts' many quality academic programs:
West Point and the surrounding area offer a wide range of higher education opportunities. West Point is within a half-hour drive of three major, award-winning public institutions.
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University is a public, land-grant university whose mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state's diverse population, as well as from other states and countries, and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research, and service.
Enhancing its historic strengths in agriculture, natural resources, engineering, mathematics, and natural and physical sciences, Mississippi State offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs; these include architecture, the fine arts, business, education, the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and veterinary medicine.
The university embraces its role as a major contributor to the economic development of the state through targeted research and the transfer of ideas and technology to the public, supported by faculty and staff relationships with industry, community organizations, and government entities.
Building on its land-grant tradition, Mississippi State strategically extends its resources and expertise throughout the entire state for the benefit of Mississippi's citizens, offering access for working and place-bound adult learners through its Meridian Campus, Extension, and distance learning programs.
Mississippi State is committed to its tradition of instilling among its students and alumni ideals of diversity, citizenship, leadership, and service.
Mississippi University for Women
MUW's highly regarded Culinary Arts Institute is one of the few programs of its kind in the nation offering a baccalaureate degree. MUW is one of a limited number of universities in the country and the only public institution in Mississippi to offer a bachelor's in music therapy.
The Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium, which honors the University's world-renowned alumna, annually draws noted authors and scholars.
Graduates in MUW's Bachelor of Science in nursing program have a 99.6 percent pass rate on the National Licensure Exam since inception of the program. For the ASN Program, the overall pass rate since program inception is 99.2 percent.
The W features a fiber optic backbone, interactive videoconference classrooms and a satellite uplink.
MUW is home to the Mississippi Governor's School and the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, the fourth public, residential high school for gifted students in the nation.
With 23 of its more than 60 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, MUW's campus is one of the nation's most architecturally distinguished universities.
Located on the campus of MUW, is the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, one of the nation's four residential high schools for academically gifted students. Similar in scope and discipline to a college schedule, the students who win acceptance to MSMS must be qualified and mature, for they undergo rigorous training. Students graduate with more than 24 course units and are very well prepared for admission to major colleges. Room and board are at no cost to students.
East Mississippi Community College
Closest to West Point is the Golden Triangle Campus of East Mississippi Community College, which is located in the center of the Golden Triangle. EMCC-Golden Triangle is recognized as a state leader in technical, vocational, and industrial training, and offers a two-year academic degree and a variety of other educational opportunities, including nine Vocational Certificate programs and 12 Technical Associate of Applied Science Degree programs. More than 3,000 students receive hands-on training with the latest in state-of-the-art equipment in comfortable and modern facilities to prepare them for employment. The Golden Triangle campus also has a full academic curriculum, active since 1997. Students can now enroll in fully accredited, university transferable academic classes that can lead to a two-year Associate Arts Degree. Classes are offered day and evening year-round at both the Golden Triangle campus and the Columbus Air Force Base. EMCC's Skill/Tech Center serves as a catalyst for training members of the college's six county district workforce to perform efficiently in a high-tech, high performance workplace. The Adult Education Program (ABE) is the state's largest and provides opportunities for adults to acquire the equivalency of a high school diploma. The ABE is offered throughout the college district and in area businesses and industries. As a leader in the field of industrial training, the Golden Triangle campus is home to the Center for Manufacturing Technology, the state's first advanced technology training center. The "Center at EMCC" is as multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art training facility providing regional industries with requisite training to maintain a competitive workforce in the 21st century's global economy. The Center at EMCC is industry-driven, industry governed, and dedicated to the enhancement of technology transfer services by assisting both new and existing industries in helping to improve productivity.
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West Point, MS 39773-3127
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