CDL Classes in Mississippi (Top Schools)

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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.

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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

School NameAddressPhone
Delta Technical College6550 D Interstate Blvd., Horn Lake, MS 38637(662) 280-1443
Itawamba Community College2176 S Eason Blvd, Tupelo, MS 38804662-620-5000
Jones Junior College900 S Court St, Ellisville, MS 39437601-477-4025
Miller-Motte Technical College – Gulfport, MS12121 Hwy 49 North, Gulfport, MS 39503888-220-4268
Mississippi Delta Community CollegeHwy 3 & Cherry St., Moorhead, MS 38761662-246-MDCC
Northwest Mississippi Community College - DeSoto Center-Olive Branch8750 Deerfield Dr, Olive Branch, MS 36854662-895-7600
Pearl River Community College101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, MS 39470601-403-1000
Truck Driver Institute341 East Franklin Street, Tupelo, MS 38802800-848-7364
Truck Driver Institute20214 Hwy 49, Saucier, MS 39574800-350-7364
Ace Training Center6022 I 55 S, Byram, MS 39272601-502-0730
Copiah-Lincoln Community College11 Co-Lin Cir, Natchez, MS 39120601-442-9111
Copiah-Lincoln Community College1028 JC Redd Dr., Wesson, MS 39191601-643-5101
Delta Technical College113 Market Ridge Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157, USA(866) 733.6652
DSC Training Academy1840 S West St Ste A, Jackson, MS 39201888-933-7363
East Central Community College - Louisville Career Advancement Center923 S Church St., Louisville, MS 39339877-462-3222
East Central Community College - Philadelphia Neshoba County Career Technical Center900 Valley Dr., Philadelphia, MS 39350601-656-8544
East Mississippi Community College8731 South Frontage Road, PO Box 100, Mayhew, MS 39753662-243-1900
Kingdom CDL Services417 Highway 82 E., Indianola, MS 38751662-887-2255
Meridian Community College910 Hwy 19 N., Meridian, MS 39307601-483-8241
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - George County Center11203 Old Highway 63, Lucedale, MS 39452, USA+1 601-947-4201
Southwest Mississippi Community College1156 College Drive, Summit, MS 39666601-276-2000
Truck Driver Institute20214 Hwy 49, Saucier, MS 39574800-848-7364

At a Glance: Trucking Schools in Mississippi

Total Schools:22
Undergraduate Programs:13
Graduate Programs:2
Average Acceptance Rate:61%
Average Tuition Cost:$2,984
Average Loan Amount:$4,559
Average Scholarship Award:$1,912
Average Classroom Size:20 Students
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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 Salary of Truck Drivers in Mississippi

City NameSalary
* Salary information based on the May 2021 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Truck Drivers, OCC Code 53-3033, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.
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