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Located in Meridian, Mississippi, Meridian Community College is a public institution. Meridian is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

1,864 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,224 Avg In-State Tuition

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Meridian Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#34 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Value Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards MCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Value Colleges for Other Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual
#22 Best Value Colleges for Medical/Clinical Assistant College Factual
#42 Best Value Associate Degree Colleges for Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician College Factual
#58 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services College Factual
#105 Best Value Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual

Where Is Meridian Community College?

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Contact details for MCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307-5801
Phone: 601-483-8241
Website: www.meridiancc.edu/

Can I Afford MCC?

$3,224 In-State Tuition
8% Take Out Loans
15.0% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time MCC students paid $170 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $240 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,224 $5,024
Fees $254 $254
Books and Supplies $2,000 $2,000
On Campus Room and Board $5,480 $5,480
On Campus Other Expenses $2,627 $2,627

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MCC, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $2,961 a year. That adds up to $11,844 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MCC is 15.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Meridian Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,864 Full-Time Undergraduates
70% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,003 undergraduate students at MCC, with 1,864 being full-time and 1,139 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,864 full-time undergraduates at MCC, 30% are male and 70% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Meridian Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 863
Hispanic or Latino 31
White 810
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 141

Over 8 countries are represented at MCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Australia, Brazil, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Meridian Community College

167 Took All Classes Online
1,154 Took At Least One Class Online
-8.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,154 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MCC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 9th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of MCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Meridian Community College was -8.6%. This is the #1,747 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MCC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Meridian Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 44 44
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 38 0 0 38
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 10 19 29
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 0 25 25
Welding Technology/Welder 0 0 24 24
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 23 0 0 23
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 0 4 11 15
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 12 0 12
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 12 12
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 2 10 12
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 11 11
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 11 0 11
Radiologic Technology 0 10 0 10
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 0 0 10 10
Electrician 0 0 9 9
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 9 0 9
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 9 0 9
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 9 0 9
Laboratory Technician 0 8 0 8
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 4 4 8
General Drafting & Design Technology 0 3 4 7
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 0 7 7
Surgical Technology 0 0 5 5
Telecommunications Technology 0 4 0 4
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 0 0 0
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, & Nail Instructor 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 61 98 195 354

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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