MDCC Regional Accreditation

MDCC holds regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS: COC).

Compliance Assist software is used to manage MDCC's SACS Accreditation activities. Click on the link below to work with your assigned SACS standards or to view the MDCC SACS Accreditation website.

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MDCC Program-Level Accreditation

MDCC also holds program-level accreditation with a number of external agencies.

Compliance and Non-Discrimination


Non-discrimination Policy

Mississippi Delta Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: The Associate VP for Institutional Effectiveness, Stauffer-Wood Administration Building, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761, 662-246-6558.

Affirmative Action Plan

The Board of Trustees of Mississippi Delta Community College has adopted a policy that assures that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, race, color or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any education program or activity of the College. Further, this applies to any educational or employment opportunity associated with Mississippi Delta Community College. This policy is extended to qualified persons with disabilities and to all program and activities of the College

The above described policy was adopted in response to the regulations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Privacy Rights of Parents and Students

Mississippi Delta Community College protects the privacy rights of parents and students as dictated by the 1974 General Education Provisions Act and all subsequent revisions.

The Office of Admissions and Records prepares and maintains a permanent scholastic record for each student. These records are treated with due regard to the personal nature of the information they contain. The records are the property of the College.

The Director of Admissions and Records will honor a student's written request that his/her official academic record not be released or information contained in his/her record not be disclosed. Unless there is a written request to the contrary, the following information will be made available to parents, spouses, prospective employers, government security agencies, previous schools attended, campus organizations which require minimum scholastic averages for memberships and organizations awarding financial assistance (grants, scholarships and loans): name, date, place of birth, address, dates of attendance and major field of study.

Transcripts are released only at the written request of the student.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Mississippi Delta Community College abides by the regulations outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The College does not discriminate against any qualified individual with a disability in regard to employment, transportation, accommodations or telecommunications. This policy incorporates the provisions of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Section 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title 11 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Communications Act of 1934.



2015 PBI Grant Program

MDCC has been funded through the U.S. Department of Education Predominately Black Institution’s Grant Program to improve the educational outcomes of African American males through the implementation of the Integrated Student Success Initiative (Student Success). Additionally, MDCC has been funded to increase postsecondary access, affordability, and completion of African American males and to improve teacher effectiveness through professional development growth for secondary and postsecondary instructors. MDCC has been funded $600,000 annually for five years to fund the Integrated Student Success Initiative.

The program will identify and address black males’ challenges related to poverty, academic unpreparedness, lack of academic and social integration into the education system, low levels of meaningful student engagement, retention issues, and low levels of achievement. Through participation in Student Success, black males will have access to an online student success credit course, educational materials, technology, tutoring, academic advising, counseling, mentoring, career preparation, and cultural awareness services. An online early alert and advising system will provide a means for advisors, counselors, and PBI staff to help black males stay on track and persist to graduation.

Primary objectives of the Integrated Student Success Initiative are as follows: 

  1. Increase the overall enrollment of black male students to 30% by 2020
  2. Increase the Integrated Student Success Initiative participants’ course completion rates with passing grades, from 65% to 75% by fall 2020
  3. Increase the Integrated Student Success Initiative participants’ overall persistence rates in classes each semester from 18% to 50% by fall 2020
  4. Increase the percentage of black male graduates from the 122 to 185 by 2020
  5. Increase the overall use of e-learning center services and academic resources to 87% of participants
  6. Reduce class withdrawal rates of program participants to 20% or less each semester.


Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation Grant

MDCC was recently awarded a $458,150 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation to implement the Delta FIT Health and Wellness Initiative (Delta FIT) on the Moorhead Campus. This grant will allow MDCC to fulfill its mission of improving the community by helping to ameliorate the health disparities that plague the Mississippi Delta.

The Delta FIT Initiative anticipates promoting healthy nutrition and physical fitness through a number of programs and services for MDCC students, employees, and the community.

Through the implementation of Delta FIT, the College plans to accomplish the following goals:

  1. PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS: MDCC will promote health and wellness by creating the Delta FIT Health and Wellness Center on the Moorhead campus, establishing a Delta FIT Trail adjacent to the Center, and enhancing the student workout room.
  2. PROMOTE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: To promote a healthy lifestyle, MDCC will provide ongoing nutrition and wellness opportunities. MDCC will create an online orientation course for incoming students with a Delta FIT healthy and wellness component.
  3. PROVIDE COMMUNITY OUTREACH: MDCC will provide community outreach by offering healthcare screenings and services, partnering with Rosser Elementary School, and sponsoring a Delta FIT summer camp for grades three through five.

Contact Us


Dr. Rosemary Lamb
Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and SACS Liaison
Stauffer-Wood Administration Building
Phone: 662-246-6256
Fax: 662-246-6257

Institutional Effectiveness

About Our Office

The primary role of Institutional Effectiveness is to collect and disseminate information about MDCC, and the college community, in an effort to help administrators make informed, data-driven decisions. It also assists with effectiveness planning and various evaluation processes such as research planning, outcomes assessment and survey administration. 

MDCC maintains compliance with external reporting requirements to accrediting and regulatory agencies such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB), and the National Center for Education Statistics: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) through the Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness office.

The grant-writing and grant-management functions of MDCC also fall under this office. The staff provides pre-award assistance, post-award assistance, reporting and guidance related to compliance with state, federal and other funding agencies' regulations.