Honors Institute Expands To Rankin Campus

Posted by Jamie Nash on Thu, Dec, 10, 2015 @ 16:12:00 PM

In Honors Institute

The Hinds Community College Honors Institute is designed to guide students toward self-management, leadership and service to others. Housed on the the Raymond Campus since 1996, the Honors Institute directs programming in four broad areas: 

  1. Honors Studies
  2. Leadership Studies
  3. International Studies
  4. Phi Theta Kappa


With so much success on the Raymond campus, some of the Honors Institute program features will be available on the Hinds Community College Rankin campus in the spring.  There are various honors course options for the spring 2016 semester that include: Honors Calculus, Honors Principles of Geography and 2 sections of Honors Forum.   Spring 2016 semester registration is currently open for all Hinds CC students and classes start on January 11th.  

“We encourage interested students to sign up through drop and add week in January,” District Honors Institute Dean Debbie McCollum said. “Staff at the Rankin Campus will be able to assist students with changing their schedules to add Honors classes even if they have already registered.”  The deadline to drop or add full-term on-campus classes is January 15th. A full launch of the Honors program at the Rankin Campus is expected for the Fall 2016 semester.

Members of the Honors Program are awarded $150 to $300 in scholarships each semester. Study abroad options are also made available through the Honors program, last year students went to England, Ecuador and Costa Rica. 


To join the Honors Program, students can qualify for the program on three criteria – a composite score of 25 or better on the ACT, a 3.5 or better high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or a Hinds GPA of 3.5 or better based on college transfer credit classes.  You can view more about joining by clicking here.  

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