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Meridian Community College Overview

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

What Is Meridian Community College Known For?

943 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at MCC is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Meridian Community College?

Location of Meridian Community College

Contact details for MCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307-5801
Phone: 601-483-8241

How Do I Get Into MCC?

You can apply to MCC online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Meridian Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Meridian Community College?

11% Take Out Loans
16.5% Loan Default Rate

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 11% of students took out student loans averaging $2,358 a year. That adds up to $9,432 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MCC is 16.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Meridian Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,374 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,494 undergraduate students at MCC, with 2,374 being full-time and 1,120 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,374 full-time undergraduates at MCC, 31% are male and 69% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 1,079
Hispanic or Latino 32
White 1,063
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 192

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

222 Took All Classes Online
938 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 938 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.


This school is the 20th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Meridian Community College was -4.1%. This is the #2,429 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Support & Assistant Services 47%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Homeland Security #25
Fire Protection #60
Business Support & Assistant Services #166
Health & Medical Administrative Services #385

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 255 0 255
Nursing 0 188 0 188
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 32 0 64 96
Allied Health Professions 0 29 16 45
Precision Metal Working 0 6 39 45
Ground Transportation 42 0 0 42
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 21 16 37
Human Development & Family Studies 0 9 18 27
Marketing 0 6 15 21
Dental Support Services 0 10 8 18
Cosmetology 0 0 18 18
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 3 14 17
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 16 16
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 16 0 16
Computer Systems Networking 0 4 8 12
Carpentry 0 0 12 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 11 0 11
Culinary Arts 0 2 7 9
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 4 4 8
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 8 8
Fire Protection 0 3 5 8
Audiovisual Communications 0 7 0 7
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 7 7
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 6 0 6
Design & Applied Arts 0 6 0 6
Hospitality Management 0 5 0 5
Other Homeland Security 0 1 2 3
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 74 592 277 943


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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