The Lumina Foundation selected the Mississippi Complete 2 Compete (C2C) program as one of three programs nationwide to be showcased in their Beautiful Minds contest. Thanks to your support, C2C won the contest and was awarded the $50,000 first prize! Read more here.
C2C was selected to participate in the contest for its success in helping adults return to college and complete their degrees. Award money will be used to help more adults return to college and graduate.
It’s a WIN for our communities when more adults FINISH their degrees.
Over $360,000 is available in grant money to assist Mississippi adults who have some college credits but no degree. C2C participants also access individualized coaching and other resources specifically designed to help returning adults complete their degrees efficiently.
C2C is now welcoming students for Fall 2022 and future semesters.
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The C2C program works within each Mississippi community college and public university. The program's mission is to increase the number of Mississippi adults with a degree or credentials of value.
To accomplish our mission we offer academic and financial support services to help adult learners who have earned college credits—but not a degree*—return and finish what they started.
The C2C program also provides returning adults one-on-one coaching support from application through graduation. Dedicated coaches are on staff at each of Mississippi’s eight public universities, 15 public community colleges, and the medical center.
Or Call: (833) C2C-4EDU
Your personal coach will find your fastest pathway to a degree by maximizing your earned credits and matching you to the right institution. They'll provide a roadmap and ongoing support to help you stay on track.
Dr. Carlos Wilson, JSU C2C Coach, speaks with a prospective C2C participant.
Your C2C Coach is your go-to resource for everything you need to know.
University Studies Degree
A solution for returning students, the University Studies Degree can make the path to a college degree simpler and faster.
The C2C Grant is for MS adult learners who qualify for the C2C program. The grant is renewable for each qualifying semester.
The C2C Blog has tips on how to succeed as a returning student, as well as compelling personal stories of other C2C students.
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The FAQs section has answers to questions about the program, the application process, cost, financial aid, degrees, etc.