Meridian Community College

Meridian, MS 39307

Meridian Community College is one of the 15 public 2-year colleges in Mississippi. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Meridian. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 28% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Meridian Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $2,700, and fees were $264. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,780 and $264 respectively.

Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 22 176
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 69
Certificate 1 33

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1942 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
06/01/1978 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
ACEN
06/01/1984 - Current

Admission

100%

Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$150/credit
In State Students$150/credit
Out of State Students$177/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,750 $6,750 $7,965
ADN 70 $10,500 $10,500 $12,390
BSN 125 $18,750 $18,750 $22,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Meridian Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 64% $4,279
Other Federal Grant 4% $985
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $562
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 42% $2,099
Federal Student Loans 13% $2,584
Private Loans -- --

$5,846

Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,528
$30,001 to $48,000$5,264
$48,001 to $75,000$7,488
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population

3,555

Undergrads

0

Graduates

2,461

Women

1,094

Men

68%

Full-time

32%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
48%
Black/African American
43%
Race/ethnicity unknown
5%
Hispanic
1%
Asian
1%
Two or more races
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Non-resident alien
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Mississippi state board of nursing.

Meridian Community College
910 Hwy 19 N
Meridian, MS 39307
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