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Two degrees — one campus in Southaven.

Path4 offers a seamless four-year college experience close to home, with exclusive benefits – including scholarship and financial aid advantages – while you complete courses at both Northwest Community College-DeSoto and the University of Mississippi-DeSoto.

The Path4 program offered at the DeSoto Center is a partnership between the University of Mississippi and Northwest Mississippi Community College that gives Mid-South area residents access to an affordable college education from two respected institutions in a convenient location.

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  • Two degrees: At the end of the Path4 program, you’ll have earned an NWCC associate’s degree and an Ole Miss bachelor’s degree with the opportunity to pursue graduate degrees in the future.
  • Continue to work and stay connected in your community while you complete your college degree at the DeSoto Center in Southaven.
  • Learn from experts in your field that have connections right here in DeSoto County and the Mid-South, connections that could lead to job opportunities.
  • Earn an education that will propel your career right here in DeSoto County and the Memphis area, whether you take classes in person at the DeSoto Center on Church Road or online.

Joining the Path4 program can save you time and money by providing professional advisors that guide you on your journey toward two degrees, including:

  • Advising at Northwest and Ole Miss-DeSoto as early as your freshman year to make sure you’re taking the right classes to move through your degrees efficiently.
  • Information on scholarship opportunities and applications particularly for Path4 students that can help fund your academic experience.
  • Confirmation that you’re progressing through your degrees in a way that maximizes access to federal financial aid during both of your programs and as you transition from your associate’s to bachelor’s degree.
  • Access to student services, student organizations, and campus activities through both Northwest and Ole Miss-DeSoto at any point in your Path4 journey.
Jenny Joyner

Contact Jenny during your first 30 credit hours or first two semesters as a Northwest DeSoto student
to find out if Path4 is right for your career goals.

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Are You Ready to Learn More about Path4?

Apply early to get the most advantage out of Path4. By applying during your first 30 hours or within the first two semesters at Northwest, you have the best opportunity to graduate with your associate’s degree from Northwest and make a smooth transition to completing a bachelor’s degree at Ole Miss-DeSoto.

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Conveniently Located on Church Road in Southaven.

Whether you take classes in person at the DeSoto Center or online, you can make connections with your instructors and advisors that will help propel your career.

Rooted in DeSoto County

The innovative academic partnership between Northwest Community College and Ole Miss began at the old Southaven City Hall location off of Stateline Road in the late 1970s and moved into the current DeSoto Center campus on Church Road in 1996.

Since that time, thousands of Mid-South area residents have had the opportunity to pursue their career goals and earn their college degrees from two of the most well-respected institutions in the state and region.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College, DeSoto Center
5197 W.E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: (662) 342-1570
Email: DeSotoCenter@northwestms.edu


The University of Mississippi-DeSoto
5197 W.E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: (662) 342-4765
Email: southaven@olemiss.edu