It’s nice to be living in prosperous times; still, it’s even better to be able to participate in the opportunities they offer!
Here we are giving you a brief overview of trucking schools in Mississipi so that you could one day hopefully participate in one of the state’s biggest industries yourself.
The state of Mississipi offers as many as 18 truck driving and diesel technology schools, with an average tuition of very reasonable $2,267.
If that isn’t enough, commonly awarded scholarships comes at a generous $1,478 on average.
For an aspiring Mississippi trucking student, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get in contact with the Mississippi Trucking Association; an organization whose Foundation offers numerous scholarship opportunities
Their scholarships are known far and wide; some of them include John Fayard Endowment, the Mike McLarty Endowment, and the H.Dean Cotten Endowment.
Learning Truck Driving in Mississippi Schools
If you find learning easier in a more personalized setting, with more opportunity for personalized learning, asking questions and practical (driving or lab) lessons, we would recommend you to look for schools which offer small class sizes.
For those curious about schools with this feature on offer: East Central CC Truck Driving Training, Holmes CC Truck Driver Training, and the TDI Truck Driver Institute would be a good choice.
While truck driver or diesel mechanic education is generally short, it can still require significant time and effort to complete.
To help students who need help in obtaining a certificate, Hinds Community College offers a special truck driving program, designed to make each step of the process easier.
There you can also get additional assistance when studying driving and state licensure legislation.
22 Top CDL Schools in Mississippi
|Delta Technical College||6550 D Interstate Blvd., Horn Lake, MS 38637||(662) 280-1443|
|Itawamba Community College||2176 S Eason Blvd, Tupelo, MS 38804||662-620-5000|
|Jones Junior College||900 S Court St, Ellisville, MS 39437||601-477-4025|
|Miller-Motte Technical College – Gulfport, MS||12121 Hwy 49 North, Gulfport, MS 39503||888-220-4268|
|Mississippi Delta Community College||Hwy 3 & Cherry St., Moorhead, MS 38761||662-246-MDCC|
|Northwest Mississippi Community College - DeSoto Center-Olive Branch||8750 Deerfield Dr, Olive Branch, MS 36854||662-895-7600|
|Pearl River Community College||101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, MS 39470||601-403-1000|
|Truck Driver Institute||341 East Franklin Street, Tupelo, MS 38802||800-848-7364|
|Truck Driver Institute||20214 Hwy 49, Saucier, MS 39574||800-350-7364|
|Ace Training Center||6022 I 55 S, Byram, MS 39272||601-502-0730|
|Copiah-Lincoln Community College||11 Co-Lin Cir, Natchez, MS 39120||601-442-9111|
|Copiah-Lincoln Community College||1028 JC Redd Dr., Wesson, MS 39191||601-643-5101|
|Delta Technical College||113 Market Ridge Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157, USA||(866) 733.6652|
|DSC Training Academy||1840 S West St Ste A, Jackson, MS 39201||888-933-7363|
|East Central Community College - Louisville Career Advancement Center||923 S Church St., Louisville, MS 39339||877-462-3222|
|East Central Community College - Philadelphia Neshoba County Career Technical Center||900 Valley Dr., Philadelphia, MS 39350||601-656-8544|
|East Mississippi Community College||8731 South Frontage Road, PO Box 100, Mayhew, MS 39753||662-243-1900|
|Kingdom CDL Services||417 Highway 82 E., Indianola, MS 38751||662-887-2255|
|Meridian Community College||910 Hwy 19 N., Meridian, MS 39307||601-483-8241|
|Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - George County Center||11203 Old Highway 63, Lucedale, MS 39452, USA||+1 601-947-4201|
|Southwest Mississippi Community College||1156 College Drive, Summit, MS 39666||601-276-2000|
|Truck Driver Institute||20214 Hwy 49, Saucier, MS 39574||800-848-7364|
At a Glance: Trucking Schools in Mississippi
|Average Acceptance Rate:||61%|
|Average Tuition Cost:||$2,984|
|Average Loan Amount:||$4,559|
|Average Scholarship Award:||$1,912|
|Average Classroom Size:||20 Students|
Job-seeking: Get Ready for an Adventure
Looking for a suitable job after finishing your studies can be as exciting as it is challenging.
While you could potentially seek employment at truck transport firms, repair workshops or with truck dealers all over Mississippi, we can recommend two good places to begin your quest: C.R. England, Beacon Transport, and A&R Transport.
You’ll be happy to know that market winds are blowing in a favorable direction: 6% growth of trucker jobs and diesel mechanics is expected in the 2012 – 2022 period (according to O*Net).
Sorting out the Salary Question
While, as a fresh trucking graduate, you may begin your career in a low to middle salary range (it’s currently $38,230 at average), your options can only expand as you get more experience.
Salary data that follows can help you in making the right decision and maximizing your salary chances.Annual Salary Range:
Average Salaries of Truck Drivers in Mississippi