Meridian Community College

Meridian, MS, USA
3.70 Average Rating

Meridian Community College is a 2-year community college in eastern Mississippi. MCC offers degrees and certificates in over 35 fields of study. Exceptional students are eligible to join The Phil Hardin Foundation Honors College. Meridian’s course catalogue features a number of work-based learning classes including a Commercial Truck Driving program that combines classroom work with road exercises.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Total Number of Students
3,555
Total Number of Undergrads
3,555
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$5,533
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$3,054
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$4,354
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$5,080
Books and Supplies
$1800

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,341
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,346
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,099

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
13%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$2,584
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$3,301
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$54
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
31%
69%
Student Organizations
22
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$31,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
Meridian is an amazing school that is set on making sure students receive the best education possible. It has a wonderful atmosphere and all teachers are more than welcome to go out of their way to help you. I recommend Meridian to anyone that wants a great community college experience.
Leslie from Kosciusko, MS
meridian community college is a great school they are always willing to make every student feel comfortable. the instructors work very hard to make sure that each and every student is doing their very best. in my eyes i would rate meridian community college as a 5.
Tamarah from Philadelphia, MS
MCC is definitely not the best college out there, but it does have it's good points. MCC has a broad range of courses available to take. It's also affordable, convenient, and you're not likely to get lost on campus.
Kitty from Meridian, MS
Meridian Community College is a great school to attend. MCC has outstanding facilities, great instructors, great academics, and has a great environment. Meridian Community College is a great college to attend.
Joseph from Collinsville, MS
The school academic program is designed to help the student achieve maximum potential. The instructors are helpful in helping the student reach their goals. The school also provides the student with the tools they may need if a problem arise.
Jacqueline from Philadelphia, MS
Meridian Community College is hands down the best community in the state of Mississippi. There are so many opportunities at MCC for each and every student. Quality education at a reasonable price can definitely be a huge advantage to the students!
Ash from Meridian, MS
Meridian Community College has excellent teachers who take time out of their schedules to help as much as possible. The education is at a sophisticated level, and the staff is very kind and reasonable with all questions. It might be called Harvard on the Hill, but the students get real help, actual conversations with their instructors, and a great first step at college.
Brittney from Collinsville, MS
This college is excellent for traditional students.
The instructors are patient in taking the time needed with each student.
This college has a wonderful facility and a great environment.
Alicia from Newton, MS

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