Meridian Community College

Meridian Community College

Meridian Community College, also known as MCC, is a public, two-year community college located in Meridian, Mississippi, United States. It was established in the year 1937 as Meridian Junior College. After a few name and status changes, it adopted its present name in 1987. The college campus spreads across an area of more than 70 acres. MCC offers several associate degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

MCC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The teams are nicknamed the Eagles. Their official mascot is Victor the Eagle. MCC is a member of the NJCAA and has won National Championships several times. The Eagles compete in region XXII and are famous for their basketball and golf teams.

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Meridian Community College
910 Hwy 19 N
Meridian , MS 39307-5801

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Meridian Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine211registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts186general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Medical Support and Technology64dental assistant, dental hygienist, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Transportation29truck and bus driver
Engineering Technician27electronics tech, telecommunications tech, drafting
Beauty and Cosmetology26cosmetology
Medical Administration21medical records tech, medical secretary
Construction Trades18carpentry
Office and Administration18administrative assistant
Family and Social Work15child care provider
Therapy and Counseling12physical therapist assistant
Computer Science and Engineering10computer programming, web design, computer networking
Mechanics and Repair8industrial mechanics
Media8radio and TV tech, printing equipment operation
Production Trades5machinist
Business and Management4MIS, marketing
Hospitality3hotel management
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture
Security and Law Enforcement0fire-fighting, security and protective services

Number of programs and degrees for Meridian Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree48026
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1448
Award of less than 1 academic year433
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01

Meridian Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Meridian Community College had a total enrollment of 3,543 students (2,546 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 42%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 28%
20-21 20%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Meridian Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 53 %

Meridian Community College Room and Board (2007)

Meridian Community College offers campus housing for 400 of its 2,546 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Meridian, Mississippi for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Mississippi Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Meridian Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,710
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,090
Room and board $ 3,926
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 2,435

Financial Aid:
Meridian Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 241300)

Meridian Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year24$49,46042$51,874
All faculty totalcalendar year24$49,46042$51,874

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year16$40,88071$50,000
All faculty totalacademic year16$40,88071$50,000

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Meridian Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports341448

Meridian Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Meridian Community College Highlights

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What Sets Meridian Community College Apart:

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Top 8%Meridian Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Female % of student body
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Top 11%Meridian Community College Female % of student body
Number of students
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Top 19%Meridian Community College Number of students
Number of degree programs
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Top 19%Meridian Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Meridian Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Meridian Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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