Meridian Community College in Meridian

Meridian, MS

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Meridian Community College offers 192-degree programs and 36 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. 31% are women, and 69% are men. Meridian Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Meridian Community College is 6723$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $8230 and $11006 per year. 33% of full-time Meridian Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $25,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Meridian Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Meridian Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,694
$30,001 - $48,000$7,943
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 3878


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2369 of Meridian Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 70 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Meridian Community College number 24 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Mississippi.

Students at Meridian Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Meridian Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Meridian Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

33% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Meridian Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Meridian Community College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Meridian Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Meridian Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Mississippi.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Meridian Community College

The campus located by 910 Hwy 19 N address in Meridian, Mississippi.


Meridian Community College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Meridian Community College with 0.21% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Meridian Community College are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Meridian Community College offers 192 programs in total: 83 are for Associate's degree, 60 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 36 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 13 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 63 universities in Mississippi state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate and 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs offered. Meridian Community College is one of the few institutions in Mississippi that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 36 distance learning programs that are provided in the Meridian Community College: 15 are for Associate's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Mississippi state average data to help you compare.


Meridian Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2490 students with 74686 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Meridian Community College

Overall Rating:

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my daughter goes to school there

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Sooooo coooool

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*COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL* I’m new to Meridian, I’m sure that MCC is a fine establishment. I have no problems with the school in general. But their cosmetology program is SEVERELY neglected, and I do have a problem with that!! I am a licensed hairstylist in the state of Florida, I have been doing hair for over 7 years and I won’t go through the long story of how I ended up being in MCC’s Cosmetology School for around two months (300 hours). But I will say that I have been in cosmetology school before and I have never in my life witnessed something so horribly unorganized. The teachers are awful, they did nothing to prepare me for the state board exams (which is the whole reason I was there) and they are unhelpful to the other students. They pick and choose what they let the students do. They do weird things that don’t make any sense. Everybody is mean to each other. I felt like I was in prison/day care/hell the whole time I was there. Many past students have filed complaints about the instructors and nothing has been done. I have no time to get into those politics with the school. But I will leave a review incase someone see it and gets it through their heads that they should look into this program. I am not happy with my experience, and I’m heartbroken for the people that I have met that are still in this school because they have paid to be there. I will not recommend anyone to this program. Some kind of investigation needs to be done. They can’t keep sending out unprepared hairstylists!!

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I graduated from here in drafting great school i have been able to find a job doing what i went to school for. Most teacher are more than willing to help you even if you need extra teaching

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I'm thinking about dropping my online class comp 2 with Amanda Thompson. She is so unbelievably rude. Never answers questions I have for the assignment...and when she does answer my questions she's rude. It sucks because I'm trying to get into dentistry school. But teachers do not understand that when you're that mean to a student it's scary and difficult for them to complete the course. I have had students earn me not to take her for comp 2. I WILL get my money back. I thought I could finish after midterm but I just can't do it. ***UPDATE*** SHE IS STILL COMPLETELY AWFUL WITH COMMUNICATION. I HAVENT HEARD FROM HER IN A WEEK I HAVE SENT MANY MESSAGES REGARDING A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE*****

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Location & Website

Address: 910 Hwy 19 N


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6014838241799

Institution is active in current year: 1

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