This page includes a full listing of GED® classes and testing sites in the Hattiesburg region.
Mississippi is using three options for HSE (High School Equivalency) testing, the HiSET, GED, and TASC.
HSE testing gives people who didn’t graduate high school one more chance to secure an equivalent diploma.
The GED exam is entirely computerized while the TASC and HiSET are offered in two formats: on paper and on a computer.
The GED has four individual subtests (modules) in Math, Social Studies, Science, and Literacy that must be completed within two years.
The TASC and HiSET have individual writing and reading tests, so five in total, that can be taken separately, too
Hattiesburg HSE prep classes
Pearl River Community College HSE Classes
5448 US 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, Phone: 601-554-5551
The school offers GED classes in Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Jeff Davis, and Hancock Counties. Please call the school for details and schedules.
Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center (PRCC)
906 Sullivan Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, Phone: 601-554-4647
Harper-Wallin Family Education Center
516 Forrest Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, Phone: 601-582-6672
Hattiesburg Public Schools
301 Mamie Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, Phone:601-582-5064
Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District
700 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, Phone: 601-545-2131
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
118 College Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, Phone: 601-266-1000
Hattiesburg WIN Job Center
1911 Arcadia Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, Phone: 601-584-1202
The WIN Job Center does not offer GED instruction but is providing job placement and WIA services, typing & dictation instruction, veterans services, on-the-job training, and referral to Adult Basic Education & Literacy programs.
The Lighthouse Rescue Mission (Women only))
204 Eupora Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, Phone: 601-544-2169
Are updates required? Should a prep site be added? Feel free to inform us here.
Locations around Hattiesburg (cities by alphabet)
Jasper County Learning Center
439 Highway 18, Bay Springs, MS 39422, Phone: 601-764-9045
Mississippi National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy
Bldg 80, West Jackson Avenue, Camp Shelby, MS 39407, 1-800-507-6253
Jefferson Davis Vo-Tech Center (PRCC)
5082 MS 42, Carson, MS 39427, Phone: 601-554-5551
Covington County HSE Center (Jones County Junior College)
203 N 1st Street, Collins, MS 39428, Phone: 601-765-0595
HSE classes are available on Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. – Noon, and from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Evening classes are available on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Carl Loftin Career Center (PRCC)
1140 Highway 13 South, Columbia, MS 39429, Phone: 601-554-5551
Columbia WIN Job Center
1111 Highway 98, Columbia, MS 39429, Phone: 601-736-2628
Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District-Workforce Training Center
262 S High School Avenue, Ste #4, Columbia, MS 39429, 601-633-5155
GED prep, work readiness, and financial literacy training for out-of-school youth ages 16-24
Jones County Junior College – Adult Education
900 S Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437, Phone: 601-477-4164
Pine Belt Education Center – Adult Education
923-B Sawmill Road, Laurel, MS 39440, Phone: 601-649-4141
Laurel WIN Job Center
2139 Highway 15 N, Suite D, Laurel, MS 39440, Phone: 601-399-4000
Jones County Adult Basic Education
2139-D Highway 15 N, Laurel, MS 39440, Phone: 601-399-4008
Greene County Vocational Technical School (JCJC)
173 Vo Tech Road, Leakesville, MS 39451, Phone: 601-477-2490
Greene County Learning Center
167 Vo-Tech Road, Leakesville, MS 39451, Phone: 601-394-4420
McComb Career Center
416 Marion Avenue, McComb, Mississippi 39649, Phone: 601.684.4421
For all McComb area prep sites click here
Meridian Comm. Coll. (Ralph Young Adult Education Center)
910 Highway 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307, Phone: 601.484.8796
See all Meridian options here
Bishop State Community College
351 N Broad Street – Mobile – AL 36603 – Phone 251.662.5370
Check out all Mobile area locations here: GED classes in & around Mobile
Perry County HSE GED Center (Perry Central High School)
9899 Hwy 98 East, New Augusta, MS 39462, Phone: 601.477.4164
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College-Perkinston Campus
51 Main Street, Perkinston, MS 39573, Phone: 228-897-4371
Center for Families and Children (PRCC)
201 W Central Avenue, Petal, MS 39465, Phone: 601-584-4704
Petal School District HSE Prep Classes
115 Highway 42, Petal, MS 39465, Phone: 601-545-3002
Pearl River Community College (Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center)
101 U.S. 11, Poplarville, MS 39470, Phone: 601‐403‐1158
PRCC offers GED and HiSET prep classes. Instruction is free but the cost of testing for the GED and HiSET exams is $120 and $85 respectively.
Prentiss WIN Job Center (Old Courthouse)
2325 Columbia Avenue, Prentiss, MS 39474, Phone: 601-792-2473
Jefferson Davis Senior Center (Across from Prentiss Library)
1025 3rd Street, Prentiss, MS 39474, Phone: 601‐554‐5551
Perry County Adult Education-Pine Forest Regional Library
210 N Front Street, Richton, MS 39476, Phone: 601-788-6978
Smith County Adult Basic Education
1208 Hwy 28 East, Taylorsville, MS 39168, Phone: 601-785-6602
Wayne County Adult Center
1104 Cedar Street, Waynesboro, MS 39367, Phone: 601-671-3655
Community Action Partnership-Stone County
303 East Central Avenue, Wiggins, MS 39577, Phone: 601-528-5115
If we missed a GED prep location, or if we should make some adjustments, please contact us here.
Hattiesburg area HSE testing centers
Hattiesburg Public Schools
301 Mamie Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, Phone: 601-582-5064
Jones County Junior College/ Covington County HSE Center
203 N 1st Street, Collins, MS 39428, Phone: 601-477-4164
Jones County Junior College
900 S Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437, Phone: 601-477-4187
Washington Parish HSE testing
616 T. W. Barker Dr, Franklinton, LA 70438, Phone: 985-839-6003
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
10298 Express Drive, Gulfport, MS 39505, Phone: 662-246-6452
Greene County Schools
528 W Oak Street, Leakesville, MS 39451, Phone: 601-394-2973
Pearl River Community College
101 Highway 11 North, Poplarville, MS 39470, Phone: 601-403-1098
Visit also: Mobile GED Classes
GED price tag
The GED (General Education Development) test includes four separate tests and each test is $30.00, so $120.00 for the entire battery, but you can take each one of the four tests whenever you are ready to do so within a 2-year time period. No need anymore to do it all in one session.
HiSET and TASC exams are more affordable than the GED and include five subject tests that, if you wish, may also be taken individually. If you want to learn all about the adjusted GED passing score (reduced from 150 to 145 points only two years after its introduction), please visit this GED news post. On testing day, don’t forget to bring a valid state-issued ID.
Residents of Mississippi are aware of the relevance and importance of the HSE diploma in the contemporary workplace. Possessing the HSE diploma will lead to higher earnings, will get you into colleges and universities, and is sure to boost your self-esteem.
In Mississippi, you must be at least 18 years of age, and for those who are 16 and 17, special arrangements apply so check with a testing center. You need to be a resident of Mississippi, you must not have a secondary credential and not be engaged in a school program.
Please be aware that online HSE testing is NOT possible. Websites that promise this option are false. Testing can only be done at specific testing sites in person. For detailed qualification information visit: GED testing criteria in Mississippi and take also a look at this article that links to all US GED prep sites and testing facilities.